I discovered Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge in March, when I needed a prompt to be more creative with my photography. Jude doesn’t claim to be an expert but invited others to join her in exploring a different photographic technique or topic each month through the year. I’ve dipped in and out of the challenge, exploring the creative use of texture, straight and curved lines, a sense of space, and different points of view. Now I’m catching up, at the very last minute, with December’s exploration of shape and form.
The interlocking forms of buildings, seen from Berwick’s quay walls, suggest the layered history of this old part of the town.
Seen from the other side of the river, framed by the timbers of Spittal’s old fish quay, Berwick looks neatly enclosed and self-contained
The window and doorway of a disused fishing sheil frame blank, empty rectangles, contrasting with the lively pattern of tree trunks beyond.
Spherical dewdrops caught in a spider’s web capture the stillness of a misty morning…
while the swirling patterns of these spherical marbles suggest they might be about to roll away.
The stone tracery of these windows, at Melrose Abbey, divides the landscape view beyond into a pattern of geometric shapes.
This tree in Edinburgh Botanic Gardens has twisted and turned in its growth, developing a form that suggests continual movement.
By contrast the overlapping shapes of frost-rimmed ivy suggest the stillness of a cold winter’s day.
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