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I had in my mind to have a Christmas theme for this months challenge and how best to show this festive season in your selected images. Bah Humbug some may say but not this year. My theme for December is Converging Lines. There are plenty of fine examples of Converging Lines on the internet, some are man made others are in the natural environment. They do not have to be straight lines, you can have curves, spirals etc or even the shape of the landscape.

Normal rules - each contender can provide up to 3 images, all to be from Alamy; BUT; as I am away at the end of December, the closing date for entries will be Midnight on Tuesday 25th and all votes in by the 30th. Example of my take on this theme are shown below. Lets see some excellent images, but remember to have a great Christmas.

 

Alan.

 

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So many ships to choose from but here's one of my favorites with converging lines:

Alamy helped me get a press pass to OpSail 2012 so I took this from another tall ship during the Parade of Sail. It's gotten me into galleries and was my first print sold online. 

 

New London, Connecticut, USA - July 7, 2012: The US Coast Guard tall ship Eagle lands at Fort Trumbull during theStock Photo

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KevinS yesterday mentioned he was a descendant of William Thomson; Lord Kelvin, named after the river Kelvin like this Glasgow  museum:

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/GT7CF2/glasgow-kelvingrove-art-gallery-and-museum-interior-central-hall-and-GT7CF2.jpg

The Kelvingrove. GT7CF2

 

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/F9FJ0N/fallingwater-or-kaufmann-residence-aka-falling-water-is-a-house-by-F9FJ0N.jpg

Fallingwater - F9FJ0N
 

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/FP46J3/chicago-ohare-international-airport-tunnel-between-concourses-b-and-FP46J3.jpg

Chicago O'Hare - FP46J3

 

wim

(why are these images scaling differently?)

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Some great images already. Put mine to shame.

 

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The Ancient High House Greengate Street Stafford Staffordshire from St Marys Passage

(NOTE: Needs reworking. Will get to it soon I hope.)

 

 

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Covered walkway in front of small shopping parade Cambridge city

 

 

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Train to Ely Fen Road crossing Milton Cambridge

 

Allan

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, wiskerke said:

KevinS yesterday mentioned he was a descendant of William Thomson; Lord Kelvin, named after the river Kelvin like this Glasgow  museum:

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/GT7CF2/glasgow-kelvingrove-art-gallery-and-museum-interior-central-hall-and-GT7CF2.jpg

The Kelvingrove. GT7CF2

 

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/F9FJ0N/fallingwater-or-kaufmann-residence-aka-falling-water-is-a-house-by-F9FJ0N.jpg

Fallingwater - F9FJ0N
 

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/FP46J3/chicago-ohare-international-airport-tunnel-between-concourses-b-and-FP46J3.jpg

Chicago O'Hare - FP46J3

 

wim

(why are these images scaling differently?)

 

Perhaps you omitted to click for second time with the middle image?

 

Allan

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Some great images already. Put mine to shame.

 

the-ancient-high-house-greengate-street-stafford-staffordshire-from-D8EJRX.jpg

 

The Ancient High House Greengate Street Stafford Staffordshire from St Marys Passage

(NOTE: Needs reworking. Will get to it soon I hope.)

 

 

covered-walkway-in-front-of-small-shopping-parade-cambridge-city-CXED05.jpg

 

Covered walkway in front of small shopping parade Cambridge city

 

 

train-to-ely-BAMF5D.jpg

 

Train to Ely Fen Road crossing Milton Cambridge

 

Allan

 

 

 

 

Were you not carted of by the Railway Police after blocking their track Alan.

Andy

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1 minute ago, aphperspective said:

Were you not carted of by the Railway Police after blocking their track Alan.

Andy

 

Yes! Only one night in jail and severe ticking orff by the judge.

 

Allan

 

 

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An interesting challenge, thanks. And congratulations on your stand out win.

 

Ploughed furrows

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Waverley Station

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And, finally, the space I never tire of: the  Grand Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland.

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You create it yourself - you start a new topic and choose 'start a poll' or whatever the actual words are. You will then be prompted to ask a question (you put 'the winner for this month is') and then you will be asked to put in responses (you put in 1. the details of finalist photo 1, in 2. the details of finalist photo 2...). At this point its a good idea to save the post to make sure all the details are saved. Then  you can edit your post to put the photos in.

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