20/20 Photo Challenge : April, lines. #1

Another month and another theme in Jude’s Photo Challenge. This month the theme is “lines”. Here is what Jude has to say about lines…

Lines are everywhere in our world. Just look around you. Seek them out to add visual impact to your photographs. There are lines within nature which can be straight or curved and man-made lines are everywhere in buildings and roads and even cars. Even a human arm is a line. (Go here for more information on the use of lines)

Week one’s assignment – Look for horizontal lines. In a photograph, horizontal lines in particular need to be completely level across the frame, because your viewer’s eye will perceive even a slightly skewed horizontal line as uncomfortable to look at or just incorrect.

I found this quite difficult. I took many photos on our recent trip to Sydney with this photo challenge at the back of my mind. But very few of them had horizontal lines in them. But I did find these. Hope they fit the “brief”…untitled-2_3958x2564As we sailed around Sydney Harbour it was pouring with rain. Celebrating our birthdays with a glass of bubbly it was the wine and the harbour bridge I was focusing on in this photo. But taking another look with this assignment in mind I now see the horizontal balconies and windows of the apartment building, the rails of the boat and the small round tables. It is quite surprising how your eye notices different things when the reason behind the photo changes.untitled-1_3742x3166Next we sail past “Luna Park” the iconic crazy face staring across at us. That of course was what I was photographing. But look at all the horizontal lines in the background of this photo.untitled-3Finally, in the Chinese Garden I photograph these beautiful, rustic, stone stairs.

Which one of these three do you think fits this weeks assignment best.

Jude’s interpretation this week is seascapes and a golf course.Take a look.


  1. The like is for the Luna Park photo and the story line.
    The first two fit the challenge theme but fall short for a like in my opinion.
    The steps are a good subject and do make one wonder where they lead to.


  2. Plenty of lines in all three PP, but especially the first photo where you have even captured the horizontal lines of the bridge (plus the champagne ๐Ÿฅ‚). I thought horizontal lines would be easy! It isn’t ๐Ÿ™„

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  3. I love the Luna Park photo for its clarity, and also because it immediately grabs your attention. It was also the venue of a first date with my first boyfriend back in 1975 so it is nice to be taken back there for a wee bit. Interestingly, your photo makes it appear somewhat clean and shiny whereas with my regular visits to Sydney I always tend to see it as grubby, if that makes sense.

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  4. We’re all intrigued by the steps Pauline ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I know where they lead to now reading your comment …
    I think you’re doing really well keeping busy with Jude’s Challenges . It’s a focus for sure .. I’m finding as usual hard to settle to anything at the moment . Still .. I think there’s going to be plenty of time to get into the swing of things … Stay safe you and Jack xxx

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    • Iโ€™ve finally managed to get myself organised. For a while I kept saying to myself โ€œplenty of timeโ€ and then putting off getting down to anything. But now Iโ€™ve got some art projects started. Seems we are going to have plenty of time to complete things. Hope you are ok. Stay safe and positive ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽจ


  5. I think these all work very nicely for the line assignment, moving from a study in urban horizontal lines to a more natural setting. It’s amazing how lines seem like an artificial concept, but once you start looking for them, they appear everywhere!

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