Friday 18 April 2014

Header Challenge Curves

This weeks theme for the Header Challenge is Curves,  my mind was awash with images of Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and of course Jessica Rabbit...   alas my dear old girl would not allow me a photo shoot.  So I have fallen back on a few shots from my archives.  I have posted early this week as I am away for a week on a narrowboat trip... with my long suffering Jane, and my brother John.  Of course the cameras will be at the ready to stock up on pictures. 

Three black and white images showing the curves of a 'Switch Bridge' on my local canal The Peak Forest Canal... it is called a switch bridge as the tow-path switches from one side of the canal to the other... the way it was designed was to allow the barge-horse to cross over the bridge without the need for untying the tow rope . When I was a young lad I would sit by this bridge eating my dinner watching the last of the working boats going about their business of carrying goods to canalside factories.  

The gentle curve of another canal showing the reflections of the curved tree trunks

The curve of the morning dew on a blade of grass showing the upside down reflection of the hedgerow in the background. 

The curve of the rails

The supportive curve of the Paragliders Chute

The strong curve of an eagles beak.

The skill of a past blacksmith in making the curves of wrought iron work

The graceful curve of a Trouts tail 

The Parish Church Of St Mary's & All Saints in Chesterfield
Showing off it's famouscurves

It's ponderous steeple, pillared in the sky
Rises with twist in pyramidal form,
And threatens danger to the timid eye
That climbs in wonder

(  Samuel Bromley  1882  )

The beautiful curves on a grandchild's eyelashes...  beaten only by the curve of the lips when they smile.

Good luck everyone. 

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imac said...

What a fantastic show Tom the Wiggers Man
Really love water drop,Church Spire,and the Eye lashes.

Lew said...

Nicely done! You found some fascinating curves from the past. The curved steeple with a twist is amazing.

Craver Vii said...

I like the wrought iron and eagle pics. These images are a real treat! I will cast my vote based on these today since you do not have a new header up. ...Good thing we're grading on a curve. ;-)

heritagemom said...

Beautiful images! I love the black and white curves of the train tracks; very nice color choice for those images!

Katney said...

Should I visit the UK again I will definitely try to take a tour on a narrowboat. Our last trip was hiking the Scottish Highlands, with some further excursions south. The narrowboars fascinate. Should the occasion arise, I will consult you on the possibilities.94959463 2

Katney said...

Oh, so that is why my code was not accepted the first time. Duh!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Certainly a fun group of curves, loved your trout. That church spire was really special.