~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #228: Diagonals ~


A hearty thank you to Patti, who leads the challenge this week asking us to “explore diagonals as a way to add visual interest and depth to our photos, as well as a sense of action.” For this challenge I limited myself only to photos taken in 2022. Some I have featured before on Wordless Wednesday. Others are new. I invite you to visually jump into the scene and I hope you enjoy the views!

Standing on a point above Odell Lake, I wanted to focus on the beautiful color of the water. A deer trail, the angle of a tree trunk and tree limbs help draw our eye there.

Our sun was rising in the east as bands of clouds hovered above the intersection of beach and dune berm, creating a dramatic glow.

An almost full moon lingers at almost sunrise on Odell Lake, Oregon. The lines of the dock (left) and the breakwater (right) point our attention toward the little bit of moonlight reflecting on the water.

It’s no secret, I love the natural intersection of light, critter prints, and sand motion that I call “Dune Runes.” This one has so many different diagonals criss-crossing one another, it demanded I snap a photo!

I’ll close with this shot of Max and Daisy taking me for a walk on a cloudy afternoon at Long Beach, WA. Once again the striking flow of the clouds creates a diagonal pull, leading us toward the end of the road.

Whether you go horizontal, vertical or diagonal, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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16 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #228: Diagonals ~

  1. JohnRH says:

    Wow. Great photos Lindy. Love the bands of clouds and sand in particular. All are great.

  2. Patterns in the sand very commanding and demanding!

  3. Sofia Alves says:

    “Dune Runes”, love it!

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Great diagonals for this week 😀 😀

  5. Wind Kisses says:

    I love Odell lake. Glad you included that beautiful water with us.

    My favorite is also of the Dune Runes. To think of everything going on in that little space of the earth is awesome. Very nice.

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Lovely choices Lindy – my favorite thought is the second one, the sunrise, because of the 3 diagonals drawing my eye into the image. Wonderful!

  7. pattimoed says:

    Great choices, Lindy. I love the dune runes idea. A great photo, too. The sunrise is spectacular. So beautiful.

  8. Amy says:

    Wonderful series, Lindy! The second one is my favorite! Great capture.

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