Take 52 Challenge: Week 10 – Angle

It’s all about Angles this week and suddenly I see them everywhere! This is the first time this has happened for me…that I’m literally seeing the subject of the Challenge everywhere, in everything, all the time! It’s rather overwhelming not to mention a tad weird πŸ˜› They are truly ubiquitous – whether in Nature or the man-made World, whether geometrical or metaphorically, as nouns or verbs…it’s all a matter of perspective. We’ve had some lovely angled shots this week…some soft, some sharp and some downright dramatic. Angles tend to do that – add drama. If you sense a metaphor coming, breathe easy πŸ˜‰ I’m steering well clear of them this week. There’s such a thing as too much thought and I’m just not in the mood. Although I must confess that was my intention when I began to write. You’re congratulating yourself on your lucky escape aren’t you? And the fickleness of my mind?! You and me both πŸ˜›

Last week for the Roots Challenge, I shunned Mother Nature and went man-made. This week I embraced Her πŸ™‚ And like most Mothers, she didn’t disappoint πŸ˜‰ I found this plant with dagger-like thorns encircling its thick stem from top to bottom – a throwback to some medieval torture instrument πŸ˜› They were protecting the most delicate greenish-pink buds that offered a wonderfully soft contrast. The flowers however I didn’t like very much…they were flat and lacked the alluring innocence of their younger selves! See, I promised no metaphors! How am I doing so far? πŸ˜‰ It was harder to get the right angle than I had imagined. Translating 3D into 2D is tough and doesn’t always work. I took a lot of shots and finally chose this one…

Natural Born Angles!
Natural Born Angles!

Here is what they were protecting…

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And here are some others I took just for fun…

The Weekend is upon us People! ENJOY every ANGLE πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

10 thoughts on “Take 52 Challenge: Week 10 – Angle

  1. I’m with M. Love that kettle! And I am totally envious of all your flora. Right now we have pine trees, pine trees, and let’s see. Oh yes. Pine trees! Which is better than nothing, and it’s what I’ve chosen, so I’ll just be happy with that. The blue flower next to those little buds is simply delicious. But I wouldn’t want to mess with those thorns!

    1. LOL Heather! Don’t fret! Spring is around the corner…I can feel it πŸ™‚ Meanwhile…your Pine trees are absolutely stunning!

      Those thorns are something else I tell you! Suddenly I’m beginning to enjoy my macro-observations. Haven’t touched the lens in more than a year and now I find myself reaching for it ever so often…even for non-macro pics! I’m really so grateful to this Challenge for getting me off of my you-know-what and get clicking πŸ˜€

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