Black & White Sunday: Diagonals (a cacophany of diagonals?)

For Black & White Sunday today, Paula has asked us to post diagonals. She has asked us “to think about the role of lines in photography and..Think how diagonals draw the eye of the viewer through the photograph and enhance perspective…”

Well, these images contain diagonals, and in the first image, I think we get a feeling of depth. However, my diagonals aren’t drawing the eye anywhere. I do have examples for that. But, dear reader, I just happen to like these images for their geometrical attributes. The abstract quality. So there!

Spotted from a canal boat in Copenhagen:


Spotted from a coach in Copenhagen:


Spot more diagonals over at Paula’s here.


  1. You certainly got the theme spot-on this week, Sue. The B&W worked very well too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I like their geometric qualities too, and just because they don’t necessarily lead the eye doesn’t mean they don’t lead the mind, which of course can be disturbing (but good, I think), stepping into a mysterious abstract domain.

  3. Oh yes, great geometrics.
    And a nice little peek at Copenhagen

  4. They work really well Sue, especially the first

  5. I like them, too, Sue. They lead the mind as well as the eye.


  6. Love both your amazing pics….

  7. Great images for the challenge, Sue. Made my eyes go ‘funny’. 🙂

  8. I have a fondness for geometric diagonals. The first one is very busy, but the second image is intriguing and great in B&W

    • Sue

      The first one is, indeed, very busy (although I prefer to think ‘multi layered’!) The second passed me by until I revisited it in monochrome and realised it could work.

  9. I quite like the first one and agree that it has depth. but the second is my favourite, its like an optical illusion!

  10. Two beauties. Was the coach window spectacularly clean or are you just a genius? Lovely clear precise shots.

    • Sue

      The coach window was not spectacularly clean, but I wasn’t shooting into the light and I was focusing into the distance so that helps. Plus a bit of additional contrast in post-processing……no genius

  11. How stupid I feel now for not seeing this 😀 Sorry, Sue, I spent weekend trying to figure out my new phone. But how could have I expected a double post for this! 🙂 Wow!

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  13. Hi again. My sense of aesthetics agrees with yours. We don’t need depth all the time. You have a great eye, Sue, the heck you have two great eyes, and two gorgeous diagonal posts 😀

  14. Geometry and Abstract are two words that sit happily side by side. I, too, am a lover of geometry and both these images really appeal to me, Sue.

  15. Well spotted this design appeals to my organising streak…

  16. Sonel

    Excellent captures for the challenge Sue. I love it! 😀 ♥

  17. I want to go to Copenhagen! And no, I don’t speak the language, before you ask 🙂 🙂 The first reminds me of a board game and I’m very taken with the second.

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