Magic lives in curves, not angles.– Mason Cooley
On a visit to Gothenburg last week, I was mesmerized by some intriguing curves, in nature and at a museum…so, this week, I thought we would find more examples of curves: funny, beautiful, unusual – roads, paths, art, architecture, animals, plants – anything that interests you. Because, curves are everywhere around us. In nature almost everything is – curves.
You will find them in small stones under your feet…
Under and below the trees…
But mostly friendly…
Curves exist in every little creature on Earth…
In roads and manmade things too, like in this agricultural landscape.
Finally, in the opener is my favourite curve, a koru. And, I will close the circle of this ”curvy”post with an orb of a spider’s web in my garden.
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Many thanks to Patti for the great Close and Closer challenge that gave us such a variety of interesting entries – thank you all for the treats!
We are now looking forward to seeing YOUR curves… pun intended! Be sure to link your responses to my original post, and to use the Lens-Artists Tag to help us find you. Next week, Amy will be our host – until then, please stay safe and be kind.
If you would like to participate in our weekly Lens-Artists Challenge, we have easy to follow instructions. Just click this link and join us: https://photobyjohnbo.wordpress.com/about-lens-artists/
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Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing this idea .
Thank you for joining in!
Thanks for this idea Leya.
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Late. Still with love,
I know it is with love, Lindy! thank you!
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I may be very late but here I am
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Beautiful curves AC and such a wonderful, diverse selection of photos! The turquoise snake is lovely to view from a distance and I love seeing the teddy bear perched on the tree! Here is my post this week: https://mycolorfulexpressions.com/lens-artists-photo-challenge-191-curves/
Thank you, Sylvia!
Here at last is mine: https://suejudd.com/2022/03/25/lens-artists-photo-challenge-191-curves/
Thank you, Sue, and I loved them – missing the curvy roads you were driving though…
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A beautiful set Ann-Christine. I especially like the reflections in the water.
Thank you, Susan!
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Thank you for the fun prompt! Here is my contribution:
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Thanks for such an interesting topic this week. Your post is lovely, and my favorite photo is the one taken under those fabulous trees. We’re offering a glimpse at Sanssouci this week with its many curves and beautiful architecture. Hope you like it! https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2022/03/24/sans-souci-or-cent-souci-only-frederick-the-great-really-knows/
I surely did like it – beautiful curves all over! Those trees in Parque Retiro were greatly curved – yes, I still remember it ten years later…
I hope people can tour the grounds for years to come. It’s a special place!
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This is a lovely challenge, A-C. Some gentle spring curves from me: https://tishfarrell.com/2022/03/24/spring-curves/
And I am so very grateful – much needed gentleness these days. And beauty, and delicateness ♥
I could not agree more, A-C.
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Love all of your curves AC!!
♥ Thank you! I wish I did…love all my curves…
LOL. I have a love/hate relationship with mine.
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Thank you for hosting and inspiring us to be creative in our posts–your posts has always the power to call us higher…your photography is genius. I love that you gave ”Curves” another character.
Have a great week.
thank you so much for your kind words! Wishing you a lovely weekend!
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Lovely pics. So different from each other.
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Fabulous curves in that piece of stone, such a strong leading image. I really love that image with the venomous green curves. So different from the green curves of the fields in the other photo
Glad you liked them! I am no fan of snakes, but the sheer beauty of this one was irresistible.
Greeting! I love your curves photos (except for the snake although the color is quite striking ha ha). Here is my post related to curves. Thanks for hosting.
Thank you for coming along! Glad you liked the snake despite everything…
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Hi Leya, Hope you are doing well. Your photos are fabulous as always. I love the turquoise snake – not in person, of course! I also loved how you got under the tree and shot upwards to get those lovely curves. Most of my trees are straight on. Thank you for reminding me by example to go underneath and look up. Your post was inspiring in so many ways. You showed many examples both in nature and man-made curves. Here are mine. https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/03/23/wqw-12-you-cannot-stop-spring-from-coming/
Thank you so much, Marsha – always happy and positive response from you! I need/we need much positive thinking these days of darkness.
Yes, we do. What a scary thing that is going on in Ukraine. We had the most delightful exchange student a few years ago. I may have told you about him. I wonder every day how he is and if he is still alive. He was so bright and funny with so many dreams of the future and was so proud of his country. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ukrainian people. Thank you for keeping up with this beautiful challenge and using your talents to keep up your spirits and those around you as well. Lots of love. M
Thank you for your answer, Marsha. I know some Ukrainians that come here during summer to help the farmers. They are clever and hardworking people. You don’t have this young man’s adress then? It woudl have been wonderful to know that he is alright.
I don’t, but some of my friends in Woodlake know the people that hosted him. I’ll see what I can find out. He’s like a ray of sunshine.
Sunshine is important!
Very, I called my friend and she will be checking on him through his hosting family to see if they know anything. 🙂
I’ve texted a friend. If anyone would know she will.
These are quite interesting curves, Anne. The curves on those giant trees from beneath and on that tiny snail are really treat here 🙂
Glad you liked them, Hammad!
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Oh what a fun curvy post. I can’t even begin to pick a favorite, so many terrific photos to choose from 😀 😀
Here is my entry for the week.
Thank you, Cee!
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Lovely lovely captures. The fern shot steals the show.
Thank you – I agree about the fern!
So many different examples. Here’s a few from me!
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Such a lot of wildly different examples here: you set the bar high as usual. Here’s mine: https://margaret21.com/2022/03/22/framing-the-view/
Thank you, Margaret! And I loved your post – very clever to limit yourself to one theme.
Clever? Lazy? Who knows?
All of it…? 😀
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Thank you for your curves and this curvy theme. Always good to see. I love all your photos, especially the snake (which I wouldn’t expect to hear from me).
I’ve got nothing but staircases and one Niki’s Nana:
”Nothing but” – but absolutely glorious staircases! And a stroll at Niki’s is always a treat!
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What a fabulous bunch of curves, Ann-Christine. The colour of that snake is glorious. Love the man-made curves too.
I’ve delayed responding until I managed to put together my curves too. They are small in the scale of each photo. I am sure you will find them though. 🙂
I found them, Tracy – and they are beautiful. As usual. ♥
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Wonderful shots, Leya 👏 The winner for me is the trees reflected in the water 😃 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/03/22/barely-a-straight-line-in-sight-lens-artists-191/
Thanks Jez! Happy you are joining in!
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A lovely selection of curvy photos. The detail on the fern is exquisite
Glad you enjoyed them, Nora!
Beautiful photos! I love how you captured curves in so many different places. The curves in the reflections are particularly interesting. Here is mine for this week: https://peacefulatdawn.com/2022/03/21/lens-artists-photo-challenge-191-curves-found-in-nature/
Thank you so much!
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Hello again Ann-Christine, Eivor and Pearl are walking through a curvy landscape for this week’s lovely challenge: https://whippetwisdom.com/2022/03/21/haiku-spring-breeze/
Love them walking the dunes, Xenia!
Thank you kindly dear Ann-Christine 🐾💛🐾 xxx
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Such elegant, sensuous curves! Thank you.
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Celebrating curves and our first grandchild today, that latter born last night. Mom and baby (and Dad) are doing well. We grandparents are thrilled. 🙂
♥ Congrats! Life is good!
That it is.
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Hi, A-C. What a lovely post and wonderful photos. I love the koru….you taught me a new word. Your photos of nature are stunning. I keep returning to the snail. What a lovely image. You’ve given us a wonderful theme this week. I found curves in surprising places and they were often paired with straight lines. It was great fun finding them.
Thank you, Patti! I loved your post – and you have found a house for me…I could move in any day!
I really like the photos you’ve got here.
The rock’s patterning reminds me of stratification, and those trees look quite bulbous.
Do you know how long the trellis has been there? I imagine not long seeing as it’s still quite exposed.
Here’s my photo for this challenge:
Thank you! That trellis was built this century, and is one of the highest ever.
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These are all terrifc photographs showcasing – curves.
The snake, although scary, has such a magnificent color.
The scales are very visible. The trees are interesting too.
They remind me of the way my hubby cuts our bushes.
He very creative when he does it. Great choice for this week.
Have a wondersul Sunday … Isadora 😎
Thank you! And you must have talented hubby! I wish mine was…with cutting bushes. i am afraid he is very ”square” cutting.
Ha Ha 😀 hubby likes to see what design he can make out of them. He paints in trees 😄
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Another excellent topic for a challenge – thank you! I love your teddy bear in a tree and macro shots in particular 🙂
Here’s my offering: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-monochrome-curves/
Thank you – and what an offering! Gorgeous!
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Love the trees, especially!
Thank you! They seem to be favourites this week!
Beautiful shots of trees – I especially like the reflection in water which adds another curvy dimension. The spider web is amazing too! I’ll be joining in as soon as I catch up with myself!!!
♥ Looking forward to it!
Glorious curves Ann-Christine, I especially love the way the trees are reflected in the water! My contribution for this week’s lovely challenge is here: https://tranature.com/2022/03/20/silent-sunday-spring-curves/
Thank you, Xenia – loved your post too!
Thank you Ann-Christine! 💗
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Love the theme choice this week… great collection of curves, but I most enjoyed that teddy bear in the tree.
Haha, yes, snuggling up in those friendly curves!
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Yay, curves, Leya! A great theme choice this week. YOu have captured natures way of presenting curves in these and I love the snake and snail! But the koru is quite stunning. My post has a surprisingly amount of curves as does the discussion on the planet project the school kids did. Thanks for hosting, here is mine: https://secondwindleisure.com/2022/03/20/sunday-stills-daylight-in-black-and-white/
Thank you, Terri! Your post is curvy and interesting – I read it twice. So loved your sunflowers and quotes on B&W. Thank you for linking!
Thank you, Leya! Funny how curves are in so much of our photography. Great theme!
Thank you – and yes, they are everywhere…
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Cloud pruned trees are absolutely amazing to look at. I must confess to seeing lines and geometric shapes better than curves, but it is true that there are a lot of curves in nature. (Plus the curve of my mouse which fits into the curve of my hand)
Haha, well, I never thought about that – mouse and hand – but of course they are a perfect match. So the name of this is cloud pruning! Thank you – and so well it fits the impression!
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LOL for your closing pun Ann-Christine. I loved your challenge this week and your post is amazing. Every one of your examples is wonderful and as always, beautifully photographed. If forced to choose a favorite I have to go with the little snail. Wonderful!!
Thank you, Tina – it seems the snail is the winner this week…Glad you enjoyed the theme – it should bring in a great variety of answers!
great idea, Ann-Christine. You’re right, nature tries to avoid straights except in crystals. Curves are everywhere https://solaner.wordpress.com/2022/03/20/lens-artists-photo-challenge-191-curves/
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What great photos, but I’ll admit the simple snail was my favourite
Almost always, the simplest is the best! A good thing to learn –
Here is mine, finally:
Thank you, Sofia!
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Your pictures are ver special. I like them all.
Thank you – and I like yours! A bit enigmatic though…?
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Great photos, I love them all 🙂
Thank you so much! Happy to see you here!
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Thank you for your favourite ‘curves’ . . . thoroughly appreciate each and every one but would not add the ones I call such having lived my life on the scientific’ I would be a deadly bore with my right angled mathematical way of looking at things . . . !!! Oh . . . love the snakes and snails . . .
Haha, well, I’m happy you like the animals at least!
Great topic. Your photos are all outstanding, snake and the koru in particular. Below is the link to offering. Thank you so much for hosting.
Thank you for participating – it’s an honour.
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Thank you, Paul!
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What glorious examples of curves, A-C, and the color of the snake is amazing! If I had to pick a favorite, I’d pick…hmmm, I wouldn’t be able to choose. 🙂
Thank you, Janet! So glad you like them – and the snake. The colour got me really…and it was behind glass!
Beautiful! I love the top one, the snake, and the snail ones the best 😊
Thank you, Lisa! I am happy to hear you love the snake too! Most people are not that fond of even looking at snakes.
At a proper distance 😁🐍 He is a pretty snake too!
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Thank you, VJ! There is something about curves that makes you take a second look, isn’t there.
There is. You’re welcome
hi a. c., wow, an interesting selection that you have chosen for the topic i like it very much. here is my contribution for the challenge week, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-42F.
many greetings robert
Thank you, Robert, so glad you liked my selection!
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Oooh. Good theme! I’ve see those bushy trees in Parque El Retiro, Madrid, just last October! I’ve never seen a Blue Racer before. No rush on that. Great photos. Soooo many possibles.
And you loved those trees? I hope you did – they were amazingly neatly pruned. I don’t like pruned trees, or too much pruned trees, but I thought these ones were perfect. They still kept their originality. And that Blue Racer luckily was behind glass…
Such a wide variety, but I love the trees!
I tried to inspire with variety – but I too love the trees!
Surprise, surprise, my favourite curves are those watery ones, but I’m very taken with those wierd shaped trees too. Have a great week, Ann-Christine!
Thank you, dear Jo, of course the water is yours…but the trees are closer to you – Madrid!
Wow…these are incredible. You sure do set the bar high!
I’m on my way out, gonna see if I can meet you half way 😉
Dawn! I am sure you will meet me the whole way – looking forward to seeing what you found!
Great challenge and beautiful images Ann-Christine. Lately, I’ve been focused on lines and angles, but I do like curves, especially those found in nature. I’m excited to dig into my archives to find curvy photos.
Looking forward to seeing your finds, Anne! Thank you!
Marvellous curves, A C!
Thank you, Sue!
I need to think about this one
I guess not many of us have driven so many curves as you have back in the days…
These are beautiful and fascinating curves in nature, AC! I admire your observations. Thank you for showing us these curves around us.
Love the orb of a spider’s web! Beautifully processed. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you, Amy – sometimes the patterns just fit perfectly to the orb, this one does! I had to try many…
So glad you enjoyed them, Amy! Curves look their best in nature, I think.
If I had to pick one, I would pick the tree from below. But I don’t want to pick because I love them all. Truly inspired, Ann-Christine. I’ll see what I can do and post later.
So glad you enjoyed them – looking forward to seeing your post!
Oh what wonderful photos. I so adore your gallery 😀
Thank you, Cee! A bit too many photos – but I love curves…
Oh I love this, and love the diversity in the photos and ideas. ( I could have done without the snake, lol, but it, too was beautiful). I love the fern leaf the most. And the trees. Donna
Haha, well, I am no snake lover either, but this one was a colourful beauty…and no face or eyes! Looking forward to seeing your post – hopefully you will participate!
What a fun prompt and you have given us some great examples. 😊👍
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing all the entries!
My pleasure. 😊