Organic Geometry.

Barcelona, England, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, London, North Yorkshire, Spain

I am very late in joining Jude’s Photo Challenge #51, but here I am. She invites us to make a collage of images, some of which have strong geometric shapes, others of which are organic in form. I had fun looking back though my collection. And what I soon realised was how hard it is to determine what makes a good photo when those images are so bound up with the memories they represent. I suppose that’s what makes me a snapshot-ist rather than a photographer.

I also found myself choosing photos which were primarily geometric – of buildings and so on, but which were enlivened in some way by more organic forms. So Jude, I may not have quite stuck to your brief (again!) but you’ve made me think (again!)

The featured photo shows Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire. Nobody could accuse them of being geometric.

49 thoughts on “Organic Geometry.

  1. The gallery block with its captions certainly has not been well thought out. I had hoped it would be better on the laptop, but the writing still obscures most of the photo and when you click on the photo you lose the text. I really do wish these software engineers (if that’s what they are) would test, test, test, their applications properly.
    That aside I see that you have a preference to geometric shapes. Nicely framed. And your Brimham Rocks are so much like ‘my’ hill I had to look twice! Thank you once again for joining me in my challenge this year.

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      1. Knowing me, I probably shan’t. But I hope I retain enough oomph to report it to the Happiness Engineers, who don’t seem to be making us very happy just now.

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      2. I think the problem is that unlike previous galleries where the caption appeared underneath the image, in the block gallery the captions appear on the photo itself, so you have to only use a brief caption. I guess the only way around this is to use text blocks for the descriptions.

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      3. And that’s too hard for me! I can’t look on my laptop right now because I’m running a full scan. I’ve had so many spammers in the last week it’s getting to me. I can vouch for the fact that Brimham Rocks are beautiful. I’ll look at the others later Margaret 😍

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  2. The drystone wall is my favourite, followed by that fascinating Granada one. It’s fine if you read the captions first then look at the Gallery, though I’m sure that isn’t the intention. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. That’s a contrasting selection with the organic material emphasising the angular nature of the manmade. I too went and looked on your full Blog. It drives me nuts how the Reader messes with layout. I have given up trying to make interesting text/image layouts as the Reader doesn’t replicate it and, probably like you, most of my regular audience are using Reader.

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    1. I never use the Reader – it just doesn’t seem to help me read the blogs I want to see. I subscribe by email. I ought to investigate it to see what problems it throws up, like the ones my followers have been experiencing today.

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      1. I think the Reader is the way WordPress likes to encourage more bloggers to interact with each other, but I can see from my most popular blog posts folk read them if they are interested in the content and are looking for information. And, typically they are not interested in painting silk!!!

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      1. I’m the same, partly because WP is so problematic now on those devices but mainly because everyone’s posts look so much better on a big screen. I’ve just decided that I cannot get right on every device!

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  4. I really enjoyed this collection. I went to the Reader and from accessing the post there I clicked to visit your full site, read the captions/descriptions and then clicked to see each photo in the gallery. It never occurred to me that this was a problem until I read the comments! Btw, out of interest I checked and it worked the same on my laptop as on my phone.
    (However, if you want a photo to have an identifier in the gallery then one way to do this would be to give each photo a name/title in place of the camera conferred P number.)
    Anyway, it was an interestingly diverse collection of images, even if they are linked by theme πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for that. What a good idea. We all seem to have different experiences. Largely, I have problems reading posts as the blogger intended on my phone, fewer on my tablet, and none on my laptop. It’s all quite confusing, but I’m glad you’re sorted.

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