Lens-Artists Challenge #80 – Leading Lines Pt. 2

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina.

Lines, lines, lines.

“There were lines on the mirror, lines on her face
She pretended not to notice she was caught up in the race”
–Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles

Nothing says lines like fence and dirt road. This is the Gateway Canyons resort in western, western Colorado, southwest of Grand Junction. Quite an interesting place, if you can drop a few bucks or more. There is a FABULOUS antique auto museum, too.

Gateway Canyons, again. This beautiful butte is visible from almost everywhere. We drove back roads, dirt but very navigable, from here to Moab, Utah. No, there isn’t any cell or AAA service, but there are a few dinosaur tracks. Be careful out there.

Next is the obligatory skiing selfie, taken just a few days ago. A bit of a grey iPhone day, but the people and the distant ridgeline converge to the right from the large, anchoring sign on the left.

I stumbled upon this one in my library search. Taking the train from Berlin to Prague, looking back through the window so as to reduce the blur at speed. Lines! (Travel tip, FYI. Taking the train to enjoy the scenery is a good idea, but be advised that a lot of rail line can be bordered by trees and shrubs, to hide the trains. We still enjoyed it.)

Following is soft, brown coal mining in Germany. Lots of lines. Also a lot of surface scraped and old villages razed. We can do better. (CLIMATE, people.)

Finally, nothing says lines like architecture. “My kind of town, Chicago is my kind of town”. Song popularized by Frank Sinatra, lyrics by Sammy Cahn, composed by Jimmy Van Heusen. This is looking out a window (Window with a View!) at the Art Institute of Chicago.

This is fun.  I may have to think about a Pt. 3.  Break time first.

Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

Best wishes for 2020.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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23 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #80 – Leading Lines Pt. 2

  1. ralietravels says:

    We dropped into Gateway Canyons for lunch and I naively asked how much it would be to stay the night — it was more than a “few bucks.” 🙂

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Love that you’re having fun with this one John! John Denver would be proud of your Country Roads 😊. And yes, CLIMATE PEOPLE!!!!

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  3. Laura Denise says:

    Haha, dinosaur tracks! Yay, the Windy City, too! (Now I want to make another post to include a Chicago one I’m thinking of…)

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  4. minustide says:

    Excellent, John. I just checked out both your leading line posts. I like the selection here a bit better. Can’t explain why though. I enjoyed them both!

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  5. pattimoed says:

    I recognize the view in Chicago! What a great skyline. And another great collection of images, John.

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  6. cindy knoke says:

    I saw those dino tracks!

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  7. Prior... says:

    I like the architecture with the window lines and all that city – but each photo had various lines to enjoy

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  8. Mei-Mei says:

    Looking forward to the possible Part 3! 😂


  9. Love that second shot, John 😁 Shows the vastness of western Colorado perfectly!

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  10. WOW what great images. Your suggestion about the name change 🤣🤣🤣… is now stuck in my head… and I think a rebranding is now firmly on the horizon. It is such a catchy name and short and easy to remember.


  11. Amy says:

    I so enjoyed part 2!! Thank you, John!

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  12. And kudos to you, John. The lines in your last your photo draw the eyes out and up. I can just make out some dinosaur footprints too. You may need to improve your selfie technique though. 🙂

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  13. Amy says:

    There’s something about dirt roads… 🙂 Such great examples of leading lines!

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