Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #228 Diagonals

Patti invites me to join her this week as I explore diagonals as a way to add visual interest and depth to my photos, and a sense of action. What diagonals can you find? A line of trees or stones, a series of lights or signs, tree branches or a row of hedges, or cupcakes in a bakery window?

Looking at my library of photographs, I see that “Leading Lines” pretty much tops my composition style. So with over 400 images classified as diagonals and leading lines, I decided to first process photographs I took recently in Indianapolis where we visited family.

Trip to Indianapolis

With no direct flight from Sacramento, I had time to photographically explore the Phoenix Airport

Waiting to take off on the second leg of our trip
Looking Up

We stayed in Plainfield, Indiana at the Courtyard by Marriott. This large building crane next door helped us locate our hotel.

Building another hotel next door
Firepit outside our hotel

For me, Newfields is the best of both worlds. “A Place for Nature & the Arts.” Walking through the museum the display of colors caught my attention.

This is a wonderful little museum that engages both the young and old to really see and understand concepts of art. With the use of fun activities (puzzles to recreate paintings, beading activities) it engages the viewer.

View from a window of Eiteljorg Museum

We stopped at this diner for breakfast.

Oasis in Plainfield, Indiana

This is an authentic diner, but there was no room for a jukebox on the table. But the atmosphere was right. And there were cakes on the counter.

Almost a perfect reminder.
Indiana is the Hoosier State

Short trip and we wait at the Indianapolis Airport.

Lines and Curves

Finally got a window seat, and here we are leaving Phoenix, Arizona at a diagonal!

Phoenix at night

The rest of these images were taken in Northern California

Landscapes

Lake Berryessa, Ca

Street Photography – Tell a story

Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo many years ago

Architecture

Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, Ca.

My first image is from a day trip to Lake Berryessa, Ca. This is the largest man-made lake in California. The “Glory Hole” attracts many photographers. I wonder if it will make its appearance this year. We have been experiencing some rain lately. California certainly needs it!

I hope this post gives you a new slant on viewing the world around you.

6 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #228 Diagonals

  1. Great diagonal photos from Indianapolis airport, hotel, to art museum. The view of Phoenix at night is stunning. I also enjoyed your images taken taken in N. California.

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  2. Hi, Marlene. What a great gallery from your trip. I spent some time on your last image. Great diagonals and leading lines. You’ve captured many varied moods here and great scenes like Phoenix at night and the diner. Thanks for joining us!

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