Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge -Week#8 – Diagonal lines

 Composing Myself – My slant on diagonal lines.

The first thing that I thought of for diagonal lines is yachts. I have loads of pictures of yachts in my archive and especially like this first one of moored racing yachts with flags and pennants flying.

Next we go to the Maritime Museum in Sydney I took this one aboard the Endeavour replica sailing ship. I liked the strong lines of the ropes in this. Also in Sydney the sails of the Opera House have interesting curved but kind of diagonal lines.


image yachts
Sydney Hobart Race yachts at Constitution Dock.
Rigging on the Endeavour replica.
Rigging on the Endeavour replica.



The Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House


On a less nautical note but still in Sydney I took this next photo in the Queen Victoria Building. I liked the diagonal patterns of the floor tiles and the escalator does lead your eye to the upper gallery. Last in this group is the building I love to hate in Melbourne’s Federation Square. I hate it because all those jagged lines upset my eyes, to me it looks like nothing on earth  but it is interesting to photograph.

Which Way Queen Victoria Building-Sydney
Queen Victoria Building-Sydney
federation square melbourne
Federation Square Melbourne.

For the Gold Star part of the challenge I’ve chosen two photos from Week #2 – pictures with easily identifiable subjects.  Punch and Judy at the Botanical Gardens and some lovely bearded irises.

Something that makes me laugh.
Something that makes me laugh.
Something beautiful. Bearded Iris at the Botanical Gardens.
Something beautiful. Bearded Iris at the Botanical Gardens.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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