Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY

Share a photo that means GEOMETRY to you!

Tip: Once you have found a good subject that contains an interesting geometry, try to crop tightly into the subject to make an unexpected composition. Your goal should be to create an abstract composition so the image is more about underlying shapes than a literal representation of the subject matter itself — by doing this you create art rather than a snapshot.

I’m Quintin Lake, an award-winning architectural and fine art photographer based in Cheltenham, UK. I’m a former architect and author of Drawing Parallels: Architecture Observed. Visit my blog to share my enthusiasm for architectural photography.

 

GEOMETRY

 

Sunday post: WONDERFUL

WONDERFUL

It is wonderful to know that when you miss something  so much that it hurts you can go to your photos and remember how

WONDERFUL

it was.

Remembering the days in the “Bosveld”

Bush veld in South Africa,

With its  ” Kameeldoringbome”

Camel thorn trees.

WONDERFUL

to remember.

Kameeldoringboom – Camel thorn tree

Acacia erioloba is also commonly known as the Camel ThornKameeldoring (Afrikaans), Giraffe Thorn or Mokala (Tswana). TheMokala National Park in the Northern Cape is named after this tree. The type specimen of Acacia giraffae, proved on closer examination to be a hybrid of A. haematoxylon and the species which would later become known as A. erioloba. The name A. erioloba was therefore proposed for the vast numbers of Camel Thorn which are not hybrids.

It is a thorn acacia native to the drier parts of Southern Africa. Its preferred habitat is deep sandy soils. It occurs in the Transvaal, westernFree State, northern Cape ProvinceBotswana, the western areas of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The tree was first described by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer & Johann Franz Drège in 1836.[1]

The tree can grow up to 17 metres high. Its name refers to the fact that giraffe (kameelperd in Afrikaans) commonly graze on the hard-to-reach succulent leaves normally out of reach of smaller animals. Giraffe are partial to all acacias and manifest a specially-adapted tongueand lips that can cope with the vicious thorns. It also grows ear-shaped pods, which are favoured by a large number of herbivoresincluding cattle. The wood is dark reddish-brown in colour and extremely dense and strong. It is slow-growing, very hardy to drought and fairly frost-resistant.

The wood is a good fuel for fires, which leads to widespread clearing of dead trees and the felling of healthy trees. According tosuperstitionlightning will strike at A. erioloba more readily than other trees.

The Camel Thorn’s seeds can be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee beans.[citation needed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_erioloba

 

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Here’s how the weekly photo Competition works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. Show the world based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Sunday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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Music in pictures contest: Beautiful in white

Join the Music in Pictures Contest and create a post with your Beautiful in White picture!

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“Beautiful In White”

Not sure if you know this
But when we first met
I got so nervous
I couldn’t speak
In that very moment I found the one and
My life had found it’s missing piece
So as long as I live I love you
will heaven hold you
You look so beautiful in white
And from now to my very last breath
This day I’ll cherish
You look so beautiful in white
Tonight
What we have is timeless
My love is endless
And with this scream I say to the world
You’re my every reason
You’re all that I believe in
with all my heart I mean every word
So as long as I live I love you
will heaven hold you
You look so beautiful in white
And from now to my very last breath
This day I’ll cherish
You look so beautiful in white
Tonight
Oooooh oh
Na na na na na
SO beautiful in white
Tonight
And if our daughter’s what our future holds
I hope she has you’re eyes
finds love like you and I did
Yeah, I wish she falls in love
and I will let her go
I’ll walk her down the aisle
She’ll look so beautiful in white…..
You look so beautiful
In white
So as long as I live I love you
will heaven hold you
You look so beautiful in white
And from now to my very last breath
This day I’ll cherish
You look so beautiful in white
Tonight
“You look so beautiful in white tonight”
Beautiful in white