Weekly Photo Challenge: CURVE
“Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions.” Felix Klein
I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work. H. R. Giger
The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body’s total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form? Dag Hammarskjold
For this week’s assignment on CURVE, I decided to share some of the photos I took, yesterday evening, of the Hudson River at sunset. The sky was a beautiful shade of reddish purple and it was just magnificent. The walking path at the local park curves in a circular fashion so I selected the shots I took on a curve as I walked along the riverbank snapping away. One of the shots of the Hudson River in the collage was taken at sunrise at the same location.
“My life is one long curve, full of turning points.” Pierre Trudeau
Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character. Lucy Larcom
The other photos in my collage were taken at different locations. The building with a curvy roof is entry to the film Dept building at Bard College in Dutchess County. They also have a magnificent Frank Gehry designed Theater Building with tons of angles and curves; I’ve also shared that other Frank Gehry buildings elsewhere on my blog. The curvy water fountain with the sculpture on top is from a local mall and it fits right in with this assignment. Last but not least, the interior curvy shots were taken at Union Station in Washington DC. It’s a gorgeous station with lots of beautiful architectural details.
“There’s always a learning curve, where you’ve got to learn what your subject is all about.” Brad Gilbert
What you need, above all else, is a love for your subject, whatever it is. You’ve got to be so deeply in love with your subject that when curve balls are thrown, when hurdles are put in place, you’ve got the energy to overcome them. Neil deGrasse Tyson
I haven’t forgotten the moon. It is one of my favorite shots because I went outside on a cold winter night and took tons of shots of the full moon. When I went back inside, I took a close look at my shots and this one stood out. It shows the moon in the clearest way and I just love that shot. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my selections. Have a very Happy Father’s Day!
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Photo Challenge: CURVE For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!
Positive Motivation Tip: Life is full of twists and turns and the occasional curve ball. Embrace yours.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection