WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

14 June 2013


1. Bridge, Chadds Ford, PA, Nikon DSLR, June 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

1. Stone Bridge, Chadds Ford, PA, Nikon DSLR, June 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

2. Stone Bridge, Chadds Ford, PA, Nikon DSLR, June 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

2. Stone Bridge, Chadds Ford, PA, Nikon DSLR, June 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Let me know which you prefer and why.


Curves are rarely absent from view. They parade around our visual universe with gusto. They inhabit our day and night dreams, weaving the two together as though they knew what they were doing.

Curves arch and bend and protrude and twist and ponder their next move. Mostly, they give everything that they describe some punch.

What would architectural features be without them? What would the human body look like sans curves? Or a balloon? Or an apple? Or…

Marienplatz Ubahn by iPhone Lomo, Flickr Photostream

Marienplatz Ubahn by iPhone Lomo, Flickr Photostream

In the Lens section are two images taken a few days ago. On a photo shoot in Chadds Ford, PA, this stone bridge echoed over and over curvilinear lines.

Those curves give the bridge eloquence and a stately mood. Most importantly, they give the structure the fortification needed to do its duty.

Curves are a buttress for everyday design and so much more. Their aesthetics is often overlooked. But when their presence is integral, they are praised.

Note: As always I welcome any comment about this post or any part of my blog.

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30 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Love Chadds Ford Sally – thanks for the re-visit!! Beautiful bridges both.

  2. pjdonna says:

    Both are great, taking them from different angles helps paint the study of the curved bridge. : ) And it’s also interesting that it seems dry around the bridge so you can take it from the bottom!

  3. vastlycurious.com says:

    Definitely number 2 ! I love the texture and stone patterns.

  4. Geoff says:

    Much as like straight and rectilinear … I can go quite gaga over a sinuous curve or parabolic function expressed in … well in any medium 🙂

  5. We notice curves in objects, but mathematicians have abstracted away from the physical and treat curves as entities unto themselves, each with individual characteristics and ways of behaving. Some of my best friends are curves.

  6. Gallivanta says:

    Both photos have lovely lines and curves. I think I like the second photo best but no idea why!

  7. Beautiful capture of the bridges. Very rich details. The black and white effect added to a very grand entry. Thanks for sharing and for the recent comment. I’m in Florida for a dream escape. Take care.

  8. marialla says:

    I really like how you arranged the very first photo. It – if look quickly – looks like a huge wave in front of tree. Possibly a miraculous type of picture especially as you would have to be quite secure on that horribly tumultuous sea!!! But eyes will be eyes and once a good focus on the actual picture, something else emerges. Thank you for the view!

  9. Jo says:

    Love them both but the first one is my fav 🙂

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  11. Archita says:

    Awesome captures .:)

  12. Gracie says:

    Very nice shots, Sally. The textures and details are beautiful.

  13. I like them all, especially the U-bahn, but your header photo, which would have worked perfectly, is my favorite. 🙂

    Have a great weekend.


  14. scillagrace says:

    When I was 15, I went to a Girl Scout camp in Chadd’s Ford, PA…memories! Love the bridge stones especially.

  15. cindy knoke says:

    I like the brick one best because it has all the visual detail, so you get both the curvature which is interesting, but also the brick work and masonry which is also interesting. Great post~

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