Walking through Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, my eye was caught by a lopsided, windswept tree that was tilting defiantly into the wind. It made for such a beautiful sight I started looking for other off-kilter photos I’ve taken recently.
A little girl was playing on the steps leading down to the water at Alki Beach and I got this shot of her launching into a jump. The slope of the steps accentuates the fun in the shot.
Then there are the slanted submarine parts that make up the Fin Project in Seattle’s Magnuson Park.
Still messing around on Alki Beach as the temperatures in Seattle soared, I was trying to capture a different perspective of the surf breaking on the sand as the sun went down. Instead of going for a predictable horizontal shot, I tilted my camera to get a wedge of golden sand in the top corner.
If you’re inclined (oh dear, my puns are getting worse each week!) to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Tilted
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens. If you’re following via email there won’t be a change but if you’re following via WordPress you will need to sign up for email or RSS.
Looking forward to seeing your slant on this week’s theme.
Soon you’ll have me sloping off to find a suitable slant on matters!! 😉
Haha, I knew I could count on you to get ‘pun’ up on me, AJ 🙂
Fun up?? Pun down?? 😉
finding some suitable photos is going to be an uphill struggle
Uphill? It should be a tricky slidey slope!! 😀
The tilt of the slippery summer slope eventually got the better of me… I seemed to have slipped off the edge? 😉
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A slanted perspective from Copper Harbor, Michigan. In many ways the beginning of my journey.
Thanks for the topic, Ailsa.
I love it, Ben, thanks for sharing this shot of the beginning of your journey. The upward tilt of the horizon makes me think things are going to be looking up for you as you travel onwards and upwards. xxx
I love this theme. So fun! I’ll have to start looking through pictures to see whether I have anything to contribute. But I’m not sure any can top yours of the little girl about to jump. Great shot!
She was the picture of joy – her peals of laughter rang out and made everyone watching smile. 🙂
I like it when you do themes.
Thanks, Mark, they’re an awful lot of fun to come up with; xxx
I’m going to find one this hard, Ailsa – I spend so much time trying to get my shots straight!
Having said that, I had an Ah Hah moment and remembered these shots – http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/tilting-architecture/
Ooh Lynne, that crooked belfry is fabulous, pure whimsy.
The good people of Plougrescant know a tourist draw when they see one 😉
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OOh was just looking at a tilted photo earlier – will post soon now I’ve been unspammed 🙂
Oh Mrs C you’re back, what happened with the spam thing? I just found your responses to last week’s theme in my spam folder. Grrr, I hate it when that happens, no idea why it does when you’re over here all the time. Was it happening with your comments on other sites too? xxx
Yep and not just to me either for about 10 days. It was fixed only yesterday.
My last post but one itemises my rage if you want a catch up – meanwhile I’ve been writing about hubby’s and my trip to spain because I’ve still been able to post and reply on my posts.
Oh wow, I just read your post and am appalled at the WordPress response in the forums. I’m glad the issue seems to have been resolved but I’m sure it left a bitter aftertaste. I haven’t experienced issues with commenting but have had serious problems with posts not showing up after publication, which prompted my upcoming move to self-hosting. Hope you stay unspammed!
me too (the unspamming. I’m not techy enough to host my own – arrrgh)
The thing is that we we hadn’t got all “drama queen” NOTHING would have been done.
She was doing ok ’till her last para where a red mist obviously descended and she got nasty.
I really want to believe that she was just a lone forum ranger having a bad day as opposed to WordPress revealing contempt for its subscriber base. The basic subscription might be free but they insert advertising on every free site which earns them plenty of revenue.
exactly and we pay for premium themes etc and if we didn’t exist WP wouldn’t exist.
Beautiful the girl and, above all, my favourite is the Golden sand and wáter!
Here’s something tilted… http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Oh that’s too funny, Vlad, the upside down photos must have been interesting! At least the camera didn’t drop off and sink, that would have been tragic.
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Here’s my “tilted” stuff. It seems I lean (no pun intended) slightly toward the grim in this one…not bad, just mildly and occasionally macabre. http://beyondpaisley.net/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Haha, I’ve got spooky organ music playing as a soundtrack to your post. I love that gravestone lurching ominously towards the camera, but my favourite is that poor, doomed little rubber duckie. Thanks for the giggle! 🙂
My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it.
Do you think if the duckie gets bitten, he turns into Drake Noir? ;o)
The only possible answer I have for this: the Vincent Price laugh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRamB30E9mU
I prefer Dr. Horrible’s. ;o)
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Have one too many last night, Irish lass? Or rather, when you were at Alki Beach? ;o)
That little girl is practicing to be a ballerina!
Luckily I didn’t have to think long and hard for mine, as it’s the only one I have. . .
Maybe one too many, maybe more than one too many 😉 Love your tilted bass player! xxx
Remember, an Irishman(woman) is never so drunk as long as there’s a blade of grass to hang on to! ;o)
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I took just the one for this on our recent visit to the Swanage area in Dorset! http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Perfect, Anna, that is a very windswept tree indeed!
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Lots of people have probably chosen this shot, but I just had to 🙂 http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Aha, I was hoping for a leaning tower and you got there first. Love it, Sas 🙂
Yay, I’m so happy that I’m the first one 🙂
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Tilting performers! http://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Oh yes, I love these guys, your photos are wonderful! I actually videoed Strange Fruit’s performance of Three Belles in New York a few summers ago. Stunningly beautiful, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Here’s a link to that performance if you want a peek. The opening is a bit noisy and more of a prelude but scoot forward to about 2:20 for the show.
That’s awesome. Their costumes and choreography really are the best.
I agree, I couldn’t stop watching them, I actually watched the performance three times to capture it from different angles. I’d love to see their other shows.
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The moment you’ve caught with the girl is wonderful – almost surreal. In something like “I believe I can fly” way 🙂
Here. s my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
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This is a great theme. Much of the world is tilted. It is actually round and therefore askew.
What fun, I have so many tilted horizons you wouldn’t believe but I’ve picked other things instead!
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Love your tilted photos. Here is mine. http://wp.me/p23TG1-2Zo
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That beach shot is fabulous, Ailsa. I’m a natural for this challenge- I find it quite hard to take an upright shot. You have no idea how many of my church towers tilt! 🙂
All wonderful photos, but really love the one with the little girl – excellent captured… 🙂
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I am particularly taken with your tree!
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Here’s my contribution, I like this theme a lot!
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Here are my photos of tilted:
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