As you look through your lens this week, pay attention to lines.

The last time I was in Kauai, I saw the most magnificent tree in Old Koloa Town on the island’s sunny south shore. Its canopy of branches spreads over a tiny red-paneled art gallery in a grand display that took my breath away. We sat on a bench while eating our shave ice and marveled at its presence, grateful for its shade.

I love the interplay of lines in this snapshot: the contrast between the loose, organic lines of the curvy and wiry branches in the top half of the frame and the straight, man-made lines of the building underneath.

This week, share a photo with a composition dominated by lines — hard or soft, straight or curvy, vertical or horizontal, or made in nature or as part of a cityscape. We look forward to seeing your interpretations!

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  1. When visiting a famous site like the Belogradchik Fortress in Bulgaria, it’s likely that you’ll encounter mass of humanity. The bigger the crowd, the longer the lines. It’s one of the realities that we face when we travel to see the world.

    Under the circumstances, as Rick Steves would say, it helps to be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic when dealing with inconveniences such as long lines. If anything, we can treat them as part of the experience.


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