In this week’s photo challenge, Cheri asks for curves suggesting we might find them in architecture, bends in nature or man-made undulations.
I immediately thought of a recent visit to Chihuly’s Garden And Glass Museum in Seattle, where a cornucopia of curves can be found, not just in the sinuous art glass, but in the garden design and plant choices too.
I’m still sorting through the pictures so this is just a preview: regular readers can expect a post about way the planting anchors and echoes the art in this inspirational garden soon.
In this shot, taken just outside the garden, the Space Needle’s towering curves are accentuated by the wide angle of the camera lens. Early evening light helps create a chiaroscuro effect.
Finally, you might call this ‘poor man’s Chihuly’ – it’s a blue bottle tree, wreathed in scarlet Salvia coccinea. The bright sunlight was a big ask for any camera, but I took a shot anyway, more in hope than expectation. The camera spectacularly failed to recreate what the eye saw, but came up with its own take: day-glo highlights against black, abstract shapes – and lots of curves if you have leisure to look for them.