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Diagonals: Found and Made

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Diagonal Line(s)

On slopes and stairs, we move up or down while moving in some other direction also, so we find many natural diagonal lines in the world around us:

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Sometimes we make diagonals when we compose photos and other images.  (Googling “baroque diagonal” is informative.)  The horizontal lintels of ancient Greek temples look stodgy:

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Diagonals made by camera angles can rescue lintels from stodginess:

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The soft vertical flutes of window curtains are so ordinary; we are likely to ignore the mundane miracle of sunlight seen thru closed curtains.  Diagonals made by camera angles can rescue curtains from banality:

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Columns Still Vertical

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The roof they supported is long gone, but many of this Greek temple’s columns have not noticed.

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The images were scanned in 2018 from slides taken at Paestum in 1977, with pushed Ektachrome film in a Canon SLR with a 50 mm lens.  The slides were in remarkably good condition when Indiana Jones unearthed them.

The temple is even more ancient than the slides.