LAPC #228- Diagonals

I assure you that if anybody is showing interest in photography, they never will be disappointed.

It’s always exciting and brings you plenty of satisfaction.

You can click the subject in so many ways and still, you won’t get bored though the subject remains the same.

The wonder is.. in the way you compose your subject!

Diagonals in photography refer to any slanted lines real (physical) or imaginary that appear in the photo.

A diagonal line is a straight line segment that runs at an angle between a vertical and horizontal axis.

A diagonal line can’t be parallel or perpendicular to any of the edges (Neither vertical nor horizontal) of the photo.

Diagonal lines are said to be dynamic.

It can be from

  1. Man-made structures
  2. From Mother nature
  3. From the viewpoint/perspective

One can also take photos by tilting the camera.

In my examples, I did not tilt the camera.

Man-made Diagonals

“Man-made is beautiful

God made is wonderful”  Kowsalapathy Saravanan


I am not sure why this artwork is positioned diagonally.

Nobody was available to explain why it was slanted.

But it was a lovely exhibit and indeed a difficult art to master if you examine the image by zooming.

One can also arrange the objects purposefully in a diagonal fashion as shown in the above examples.

One can find diagonals in many man-made structures like stairs, telephone wires, paths, railings, bridges and buildings (below example)


Nature made diagonals

Nobody has time to watch mother nature as it unfolds every minute of our life!

We don’t give any value to it for the simple reason it’s available for free.

Humans consider it below standards if things are available for free.

But the pleasure one gets by watching Mother Nature can’t be described in words.

“The antidote to exhaustion isn’t resting. It’s nature”  Shikoba

In the image below you can see the clouds and the bird forming a perfect diagonal.


In the image below among all the trees just two trees are seen growing in a diagonal fashion.


Viewpoint diagonal

Sometimes I feel, point of view photography and perspective photography can overlap. I may be wrong.

Humans agree to disagree on every viewpoint they deem worth discussing and in the process get angry and unhappy!

“Is your conflict with the “point of view” of the person or is it with the person?

Either way, you can separate both of them to deal with it without confusing and making it personal…

Conflicts get confusing when we start mixing people with the point of view .. if you treat them separately… you will have answers in front of you to deal with it peacefully.”

Jaya Bhateja


Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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This post is part of Pattimoed’s Lens-Artists Photo challenge-Diagonals


17 thoughts on “LAPC #228- Diagonals

  1. I love the way you organized. your thoughts for this one, and I chuckled at your interpretation of viewpoint, Loved the photo.

    Great capture and great example with the bird and the whispy clouds. My favorite was of the building near the water front. So much to see with mix of the architecture and the clouds. I think we are all going to be scratching our heads over the art.

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  2. Excellent choices all Philo – the bizarre angled structure is truly weird! I loved the bird / cloud image and the beautiful contemporary building. As always your thoughtful comments ring oh so true.

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  3. Hi, Philo. I loved your choices–the little boy and the oddly tilted building and the images from nature. Your quote is wonderful–“Conflicts get confusing when we start mixing people with the point of view .. if you treat them separately… you will have answers in front of you to deal with it peacefully.” Once again you’ve given us some great thoughts to ponder. 😀😀

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