Our Perception of STRAIGHT

Sunday Stills topic this week – Straight

My take on straight involves looking through the lens into nature. 

Nature I thought would be a relatively easy subject – in which to find photographs with straight lines.

But, really is there such a thing as a straight line in nature?

Many would argue that there is no such thing as a straight line in nature.

Perhaps when a spider is dangling from his web, it creates a line, with the help of gravity.

Fields of wildflowers can create straight lines from a distance.

A forest of trees looks as if they are heading straight up. Or are they? Can’t see the wood for the trees. Within this photo is a building with an iron roof, it appears to be straight, which it is not. The edge of the roof is ridged as are all roofs made with corrugated iron.

Still, appearances are almost always deceiving. As we all know, straight does not always mean straight, and even the horizon line is in reality, curved.

The horizon has a layered effect made up of what would seem to be straight lines, which in fact, they are not, cloud or fog don’t have straight edges.

What is Sunday Stills all about?

In Terri’s words:

Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme (similar to the now-defunct WPC). Each Sunday I post the weekly theme with images of my own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, etc!


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15 thoughts on “Our Perception of STRAIGHT”

    1. Thanks Cathy, and I think much of what we view is some sort of an illusion. We lived on the Rangitikei Plains [countryside] in the Bay of Plenty. It looked flat, until we flooded and the water went up to our knees in places. So, now I never take flat-looking land at face value.

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