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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

June 17, 2013

From WordPress’ Daily Post is this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge.

Curves. I bet you can find curves wherever you are. Show me!


What’s got curves? Where can I look to find curves? How can I see a curve? I drew a blanks.

Tension mounting over my curveless cluelessness I left the house, camera in hand, for a walk. Maybe blue skies and fresh air would clear my head and get me thinking along the (curved?) lined I needed to be thinking along so I could respond to the challenge.

I walked and walked but nothing was happening down the narrow tar-covered path. Tall grasses and trees to my left and right but no curves. No inspiration. My muse was missing. AWOL. I was alone. Despite my high expectations of nature providing me with inspiration, I had been thrown a curve. My cap trapped the sun’s heat and turned the top of my head into an oven. I was sweating and thirsty. My arms felt like they were getting sunburnt. The curve in my lumbar spine was aching. The camera hanging around my neck… honestly, I didn’t even care about the camera. If I couldn’t take even a single picture with the thing then it felt like little more than an anchor weighing me down in the heat. I was done.

I stopped walking; defeated by the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Prompt. I took off my cap and as I wiped down my forehead I heard someone say, “On your right.” Probably bike riders. Feeling a little sad that the world was so lacking in curves (and so teeming with bicycle riders) I moved over to my left to give the biker room to pass.

To my surprise it wasn’t bike riders at all, but joggers.

Two joggers.

I watched them pass and then turned to walk back home.

Two joggers.

I stopped and turned around.

Two joggers.

I grabbed my camera.

Two joggers.

Suddenly I was seeing the curves everywhere. And what nice, round curves they were!



6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2013 3:01 pm

    Great post! I see curves everywhere! 😉



    Visiting from UBC.


  2. pixiewillow46 permalink
    June 18, 2013 3:04 pm

    hahahha lots of curves there my friend x


  3. June 18, 2013 3:07 pm

    It’s interesting how inspiration strikes, isn’t it?


  4. June 18, 2013 3:09 pm

    Love photography, but haven’t entered the challenges mostly because I’m so very busy. Enjoyed your picture a lot 🙂


  5. June 18, 2013 4:58 pm

    That is awesome. Sometimes just being aware is all it takes.


  6. Anonymous permalink
    June 18, 2013 9:30 pm

    Healthy curves


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