Here I am going for grand swooping curves…
Two come instantly to mind:
- any building by Frank Gehry (Modern)
At Elciego, a hotel/winery in Spain, Gehry’s signature swoops of metal appear, in tints ranging from green to gold to dark pink, inspired, they say, by the colour of the wine.
- the Astronomical Park in Jaipur (Ancient)
Roads with Hairpins.
That is a full-size bus on one of these narrow twisting roads in the High Puna of Argentina. It can get really cold up at this altitude so the bus stops had wood stoves in them so people could keep warm while waiting. This is the only photo I have that actually shows the road – we were on a bus. If we are in a car no pictures are allowed as the concentration involved in trying to navigate this type of road is phenomenal. Also, on truly winding roads, there are rarely any places to pull-out and look back at what you have just managed to navigate!
For rock to be curved you need a rush of water. Most of the greatest rock curves are found in the American Southwest and the Middle East where flash floods scour the rocks into shapes that you can walk through when the water is dispersed.
- The Wave, a striped sandstone formation that straddles the Arizona/Utah border
- Antelope Canyon (this is the lower one)
- many vines have these curves, although I find tricky to capture them in photos so have resorted to a sketch of my Arrowhead Philodendron
- Ficus (Fig) trees with twining growth and strangling habits
Snakes (and Eels).
- According to our guide this pit viper is “one of seven snakes in Thailand that can kill you” so “when in the jungle beware of anything green.”
- Snakes for sale inside a pail in Bangkok. Really ugly snakes too. Although I just found out that they’re eels, not snakes, and they are being purchased for dinner!
Of course there are other types of curves including spirals, my favourite! But that for another post…
More of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Curves.