photography

Diagonals: Found and Made

On stairs and slopes, we move up or down while moving in some other direction too, so we FIND many natural diagonals in the world around us.  Sometimes we have good reasons to MAKE diagonals when we compose images.
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Diagonal Line(s)

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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

The roof they supported is long gone, but many of this Greek temple’s columns have not noticed.  The temple is even more ancient than the slides I scanned to make this post.
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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.