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!

  12. Pingback: Black & White Sunday: Diagonals | Lost in Translation

  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.

Over to you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Een grens is een wens

Une photo, un poème

Déclenchez l'émotion....

Bergen Photo Walks

walking tours of historic Bergen with the photographer in mind

Robyn's art journal

photography and art.. moments and details..

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

priorhouse blog

Photos, art - and a little bit of LIT.

Vicki A Alford - Photographer

"It’s never too late to become what you might have been."......................George Elliot


“È un’illusione che le foto si facciano con la fanno con gli occhi, con il cuore, con la testa”. H.C. Bresson

musings of a frequent flying scientist

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Echoes of the Past

Exploration of the Past


From London to New York, living in an expat daze


To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

On the Road

Prompts for haiku and related forms

Lena Copal Fotografie

Fotografie, Natur, Abstrakt


A local guide to the Western Mediterranean

Valerie Leroy Photography

Explore Everything

Pat Callahan Photography

Photography with an Emphasis on Street and Travel

Mi objetivo es luminoso

Fotografío cosas..

Winkos: a straw bale building adventure in Poland

A journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle

%d bloggers like this: