Travel theme: Tilted

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.

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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.

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Then there are the slanted submarine parts that make up the Fin Project in Seattle’s Magnuson Park.

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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.

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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.

xxx Ailsa

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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194 Responses to Travel theme: Tilted

  1. aj vosse says:

    Soon you’ll have me sloping off to find a suitable slant on matters!! 😉

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  3. Ben says:

    A slanted perspective from Copper Harbor, Michigan. In many ways the beginning of my journey.

    Thanks for the topic, Ailsa.

    http://pathsunwritten.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/

    • ailsapm says:

      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

  4. 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!

  5. markd60 says:

    I like it when you do themes.

  6. Lynne Ayers says:

    I’m going to find one this hard, Ailsa – I spend so much time trying to get my shots straight!

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  8. OOh was just looking at a tilted photo earlier – will post soon now I’ve been unspammed 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      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.

        • ailsapm says:

          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.

          • ailsapm says:

            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.

  9. ilargia64 says:

    Beautiful the girl and, above all, my favourite is the Golden sand and wáter!

    • ailsapm says:

      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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  12. 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/

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  14. loganbruin says:

    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. . .
    http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/

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  17. 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/

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  20. Sas says:

    Lots of people have probably chosen this shot, but I just had to 🙂 http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/

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    • ailsapm says:

      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.

      xxx Ailsa

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  24. Ese' s Voice says:

    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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  27. rasklein says:

    This is a great theme. Much of the world is tilted. It is actually round and therefore askew.

    Ron
    http://rasklein.wordpress.com/?p=507&preview=true

  28. Lucid Gypsy says:

    What fun, I have so many tilted horizons you wouldn’t believe but I’ve picked other things instead!
    http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/

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  30. fgassette says:

    Love your tilted photos. Here is mine. http://wp.me/p23TG1-2Zo

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  37. restlessjo says:

    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! 🙂

  38. ledrakenoir says:

    All wonderful photos, but really love the one with the little girl – excellent captured… 🙂

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  44. Here’s my contribution, I like this theme a lot!

    http://therewildwest.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/

    –Love and Liberation–

    Jan @ TheRewildWest

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