Every where we look, there are lines; seemingly endless lines that dominate our space and keep our eyes shifting, darting back and forth, digesting, distinguishing the what and why of it all. When the new word for the photo challenge, LINES, arrived in my mailbox, I was convinced that while lines are everywhere, finding interesting examples to photograph might be a challenge. Sure, one of the fertility dolls in my contribution to last week’s challenge had lines but I needed to find some new lines. Sifting through piles of photos, I found a lot of lines jumping at me, but knowing that only a few would be needed, I passed on many and selected nine. I hope you like them.
“A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.” William Strunk, Jr.
When I saw the quote by William Strunk of Strunk & White fame, I was delighted to include it. Why? Because even in our every day speech, we have lines; time lines, story lines, lifelines, flatlines, punchlines, heart lines, telephone lines, imaginary lines, symmetry lines, parallel lines and on and on. Taking a line out of Strunk’s precise advice on the use of language reminded me that I needed to be as thorough in my selection… Phooey! you might say, but I do take these photo challenges seriously. I enjoy the process, and I learn as much from the selection as I do from the contributions and observations of other blog friends.