Daily Archives: November 4, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Well, this has been a pretty hectic Sunday, and I’d still like to get a chunk of fiction pumped out for NaNoWriMo this evening. So I’ll settle for a short simple post.

This Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to create a semi-abstract photo emphasizing the geometry of the picture, cropping the original as severely as needed. Can there be anything more determinedly geometric than twentieth-century architecture?

Part of the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia,
with a free-standing statue in gray –
the entire cube of a building wants to be about geometry
and nothing but geometry
(unlike the lushly Impressionist paintings inside).

The facade of this building in downtown Montreal zigzags in and out in a way that I think is interesting.

But – wait a minute – can’t geometry include curves, too? And these are very practical curves – scythe handles, developed to let farmers harvest wheat as efficiently as possible in the long years before machinery.
(Though I will admit that I cropped the heck out of the original photo to focus on the geometry of the scythes.)