it’s all about lines ~==||| == ~ {jude’s april photo challenge}

Jude’s photo challenge for April is all about being creative with lines.  Here are her week-by-week challenges:

Look for horizontal lines. In a photograph, horizontal lines in particular need to be completely level across the frame, because your viewer’s eye will perceive even a slightly skewed horizontal line as uncomfortable to look at or just incorrect (2020 Photo Challenge #14).


Muxia, Spain


Peniche, Portugal


Charleston, South Carolina


the harbor in Baltimore, Maryland


Seyðisfjörður, Iceland


The Dead Sea, Jordan

Look for vertical lines. Vertical lines convey a sense of power and strength, especially when the subject itself is towering and imposing, such as a very tall tree or building. Watch out for diminishing perspective on very tall buildings (2020 Photo Challenge #15).  I like the photo below because of the reflections, which emphasize the vertical lines.


Inle Lake, Myanmar




Tokyo, Japan


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Along the Camino de Santiago


Modern windmills along the Camino de Santiago


grapevines in Spain


fishermen storage in Essaouria, Morocco

These vertical trees converge near their tops.


a path in northern Virginia

The photo below has converging lines in the mowed lawn and vertical lines in the trees behind the house.


a freshly mowed lawn with trees behind

Converging lines. These convey a sense of depth and distance, try to have something of interest at the point where they appear to meet. Or position them on the diagonal to infer motion.(2020 Photo Challenge #16).

Curved lines. Curved lines allow the viewer to explore an entire image, meandering from one part to another. S curves divide an image into equal parts and lead your eye through the image. (2020 Photo Challenge #17)


Longji Rice Terrace, Guangxi, China


the Meseta, Camino de Santiago


Merzouga, Morocco


“PHOTOGRAPHY” INVITATION:  I invite you to create a photography intention and then create a blog post for a place you have visited. Alternately, you can post a thematic post about a place, photos of whatever you discovered that set your heart afire. You can also do a thematic post of something you have found throughout all your travels: churches, doors, people reading, people hiking, mountains, patterns, all black & white, whatever!

This particular post is to participate in Jude’s photo challenge, which in April was all about lines.

You probably have your own ideas about this, but in case you’d like some ideas, you can visit my page: photography inspiration.

I challenge you to post no more than 20-25 photos and to write less than 1,500 words about any travel-related photography intention you set for yourself. Include the link in the comments below by Wednesday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Thursday, May 7, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, every first, second, and third (& 5th, if there is one) Thursday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!