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Saturday, March 23

Focus on Life - Week 12

My goodness, week 12 already!!

This week's prompt was 'Observe the Curve', and Sally used one of my all-time favourite quotes:
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

We're experiencing bleak mid-winter here in the UK - snow storms and floods! - but I did manage to get out on my scooter on Tuesday and took my camera hoping to capture some architectural curves, or natural curves... but it was soooo terribly cold, I dashed straight home after my errands in town!

And, of course, it only hit me as I was parking up at home, Scoot is all curves - especially the main console on the handle-bars :)

So here is my trusty steed, after I'd played around in Picasa :)


It's like a photo competition - how many curves can you see!! It's easier to spot the straight lines - there are so few!!

My scooter certainly isn't a work of beauty, but all it embodies - mainly, my independence and freedom - certainly are :-)

Here's the pic before I played...


She is a pretty blue (hence I echoed it in the inner border), but I wanted to give the pic the comic book treatment - not exactly the Batmobile, but hey, I'm no Bruce Wayne...

Can't wait to see what curves you've all come up with! Come join the party over at The Studio Sublime :-)




15 comments:

thewovenspoke said...

Claire, that is pretty darn neat a great shot of curves. Have a great week.

AntiquityTravelers said...

cartoon! that is exactly what I thought when I saw your curves ... very Lichtenstein!

Mary K. McGraw said...

It is funny how we go out looking for something and it turns out to be right in front of our nose. Love the tortoise and hare graphics on the dashboard.

Islandgirl said...

Think the bad weather seems to be most places... most years by now I have croci blooming this year I have a pile of snow. I ended up using a photo from earlier this winter this week.. I wasn't happy with anything new and the snow storm didn't help!

Janet Bocciardi said...

That's pretty cool - the photo manipulation! It looks like a charcoal drawing. What a fun take on curves!

Debi said...

Cute post! What fun you must have had playing with the photo! Ever since visiting Italy I've wanted a scooter. I'm so jealous!! Hope it warms up soon for you.

Tanya said...

I really love the altered photo. It almost looks like a drawing .. wonderful curves.

Becky Pancake said...

Great job on finding curves this week. I think it's wonderful that you can get out and about now. Your photo editing looks like fun.

Patti Van said...

Isn't it amazing how many curves there are in our everyday life?! Great picture effects!

Beti Horvath said...

I like how the photo enhancement brings out the "nature of the beast."

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Nice that you saw the curves in your everyday world. Looks like a cute scooter.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Sweeeeet Claire! I'm glad you included the colour pic too. I was so busy counting curves in the first I almost missed the little tortoise and hare icons.

Annette said...

Claire, I love what those curves represent for you. The comic book treatment is so cool!

Courtney said...

I love your scooter! Must be a fun way to get around. I hope you all warm up.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Claire,
Love the curves of your scooter. I have often thought about getting one to ride back and forth to work and just to putt around town on.
Therese