Thursday, December 10, 2009

You Capture: Lines

UGH!! Who knew that this You Capture challenge would be so difficult!
In my head I could imagine amazing photos of railroad tracks, fences, even wires, but where was I to find these?
I spent all week looking around the house trying to come up with any lines worth looking at.
Want to see my dirty grout lines? No?
Or the lines of the window panes? Boring.
I wandered around my yard and was uninspired.

I really wanted to play along, so today, while Grant was at piano lessons, Julia and I made a trip to the park in a last ditch attempt to find some lines.
What do you know? We found them!

Lines on Benches
(love this one)

Lines in the parking lot.

Julia found the lines on her gloves.

Swirly lines in the playground

Straight lines too.

Natural lines in the tree bark...

And in the tall grass.

Then we went to the library and found more lines on the outside of the building

Shelves of books

Straight and crooked lines

Then we looked up and found the mother load of lines!
They're everywhere!
(Click on this one to make it bigger. Even as we took the picture, we didn't realize how many, many lines there were.)

It turned out to be a fun challenge after all.
I love the You capture challenges, because it forces you to look at things differently than you normally would. I know that I could have gone to that library a million times and never once looked at the ceiling and all the lines.

Click here to see what other people came up with.



Melissa said...

O but you did a great job! Fun isn't it?!!!

Chocolate Girl said...

Oh, the shelves of books! Wonderful. I miss the days when I worked in the library.

Alysha Gray said...

Great job capturing all those lines!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Cute photos! :)

Mrs Soup said...

Great ideas! Good captures.

LOVE the swirly lines in the playground and the gloves.

Saj said...

I love how this challenge makes us all look around and see things differently. You found some great lines!

Kathleen said...

Nice to meet a fellow homeschooler! You did such a great job! I love the bench shot too, and the sun peeking through the trees on the swirly line is terrific! I was like you--didn't know what to do but then had so much fun once I got started!

Life with Kaishon said...

I really loved the lines you captured. You did an amazing job! So wonderful! Your daughter is very sweet : ) I am glad she helped you search for lines!

alita said...

The books are my favorite! I could get lost in those lines all day long.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Love your bench shot!!

Erin said...

I love the bench shot!

Leslie said...

time for a new camera!!!! imagine what you could do with one of those. this was a awesome bunch of pictures. go you sister!!!!

The Animator's Wife said...

I would certainly call this SUCCESS! Nice searching and finding!

Kim said...

Wow! what a roof, they are some great lines. It was a fun challenge, you took some great photos. I love the bark and the tall grass and the sun shining through it.

Stillmary said...

You did a great job seeking out and then photographing lines. I love that they're such original ideas!

Sarah Jones said...

Love all the lines that you found! Love your shadow picture, just great!

WackyMummy said...

Love the shot of outside the library. =)

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Great shots! I love how the weekly challenges bring out the creativity in us, because you started with "nothing" and came up with some really interesting shots! :) I particularly love the bench and outside the library.

Dcan said...

Wow, you found a ton of lines! Love the perspective on the park bench.

Caroline said...

LOVE the bench, the library outside & the shelves. The rest are awesome too mind - esp that roof!

Alana Jo said...

Fantastic job. Love the first shot.

-Alana Jo
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Have a blessed day!