LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #199 – Mechanical/Industrial

Johnbo takes the lead this week.

I love this theme. It’s so un-NATURAL. Things produced by mankind (and womankind, of course), even though Man is a product of Nature, we’re sort of a sub-product, if you will, making things in blocky, cumbersome manner, with lines and geometric precision, unlike the flow of Nature’s other animal, vegetable, mineral, etc., although Nature is geometrical too, else how else would we have learned it. You know what I mean?

Consider, if you will, the humble blacksmith, ancient forger of metals and legends, from Thor, Hephaestus, and Vulcan, to…

Bridges, since humans first crossed a stream on a fallen log:

Laying fallen logs to overlap, and refining the interlocking, gave us…

…log cabins

…from which it was a short, ‘natural’ step, to:

ships… confiscated from Russian oligarchy yet?
planes… (I’m pretty sure the Wright Bros. aircraft was not initially equipped with rockets!
and fire engines! A pumper truck, I believe.

Don’t look back, they might be gaining on you.

Stay well, stay safe, be weird and wonderful.


43 thoughts on “LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #199 – Mechanical/Industrial

  1. Oh John, how very stealthy of you 😊. It seems several of us took the opportunity to look backward as well as forward with our response. I love the way you approached this one.Great job

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  2. John, I love these images, and your progression is so “natural.” Hmmm. That bridge is gorgeous and the interlocking logs is the perfect addition to that story. πŸ™‚

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      1. Auto correct probably made the mistake in the first place. I hate that but it is such a know-it-all that it often overrides the correct spelling. πŸ™‚

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