For the last Who We Become post of 2013, it’s Photographer’s Choice — a fifth week of lines, or a favorite from 2013. I’m going with a little bit of both. This picture was taken in March, on our first morning of vacation in Panama as my daughters waited for the pool to open. It’s kind of a mish-mash of lines — horizontal, vertical, the curved ripples radiating out, even an implied diagonal from K’s hand up through their two heads to the green umbrella. It will forever recall for me their excitement for the first swim and their impatience when the pool did not open on time (it’s Latin America, after all). I love it so much that after all the photos I’ve taken this year, this one is still the opening screen on my laptop 8 months later.
Close out the year with my amazing friends at Who We Become.
This week’s collection is at Who We Become.
In week 11, we continue our practice with lines. Diagonal lines can create a sense of movement or dynamism. This staircase at the Uniqlo store on 5th Avenue combines gently rising diagonals of the stairs broken by the falling diagonals of the railing.
Please head over to our group blog, Who We Become, to see a mosaic of this week’s project.
While the theme for this week of Project 52/Framed is vertical lines, what I really love about this week’s picture is how it brings in geometry and framing from months 1 and 2 as well. It even brings in complementary colors (red and green) from another course I am following this week (the excellent Shooting 302: Elements of Design) on Clickinmoms. I only wish I had taken a step to the right to improve the symmetry. But my subject was not standing still for long.
See my friends’ takes on lines at Who We Become.
And just because I rarely show pictures of myself – here I am with some vertical lines.
One day, I will spend more time exploring the city with my children walking, rather than riding scooters. Until then, my best examples of leading lines involve helmets. See some helmet-free leading lines at whowebecome.com.
Here, I graciously carried her scooter up the stairs at Peter Detmold Park.
And the big girl on a side street off of 5th Ave
A little dramatic illumination from the new LED booklight she got for her 8th birthday.
Continue around the circle to see Patty’s dramatic use of light, or go back to Lisa’s blog.