Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

What did the acorn say when it grew up?

“Gee-om-e-tree!”

Get it? I know, it was horrible. That’s actually a “joke” that my eighth grade math teacher told the class. Why and how I remember it is beyond me because I don’t remember much from Jr. High. This week’s theme was interesting and somewhat difficult.

We’re currently living out in the country so there is a definite lack of large buildings with interesting architecture that shouts “Geometry!”. There are certainly some solid shapes displayed in this structure that I don’t know the name of though. What are these things called? Anyone? These things run for miles upon miles (alright, kilometers upon kilometers) out of the huge power plant that is in our area. I’ve always wanted to take a picture of them because I think it’s kind of cool how they just stretch as far as the eye can see. The fact that I’m weary of hanging out underneath power lines is what has stopped me from actually driving out to photograph them. I snapped this shot as we were driving past them just a few days ago, which explains why it’s not as clear and crisp of a picture as I would like, the dirty car window and intense speed we were traveling at are entirely to blame.

Even so, the bold shapes are easy to spot, and as the challenge suggested, I fooled around with the cropping to set the picture at more of an angle, which definitely makes it more interesting to look at. Better, but still not really a favorite of mine. I will leave you with another corny math joke.

Have you heard the latest statistics joke?
Probably.

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

  1. I don’t know if that is a certain shape so I would just roll with calling it a quadrilateral. And one of the trickiest things with Canadian Spelling compared to US spelling is ‘Meter’ (US) is spelled (METRE) in Canada. Thus, kilometer is actually spelled kilometre. Although, even most Canadian’s don’t do it correctly. Just thought I would let you know so you can pass off as one of us better. “The more you know…because KNOWLEDGE is POWER!”

    1. I wasn’t talking about the name of the shape, I mean the name of the structure. Also, I may be applying to become a permanent resident of Canada, but I was born an American and I’ll never forget or deny that, no matter how much Americans may embarrass me from time to time. It is for that reason I will always spell words that seem wrong in your eyes; meter, honor, check, favorite, flavor! I will teach my children the appropriate spellings for the country that they are born and raised in but I will never deny my roots, unless of course, I want to travel to Cuba.

  2. Hi there. They are called Power Pylons (or electricity pylons in Australia where I’m from). You’ll see plenty of images if you Google them. They’re a super-sized version of the pylons that hold up your local jetty or pier. I like your photography :)

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