Challenge of the month, October 2020: Vanishing Points

Vanishing point: the point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.

This month’s theme was inspired by this striking photo from Suzanne’s latest post:

I especially like this example because it shows both horizontal and vertical convergence.  There are a couple of other examples below.  Note that the lines don’t actually have to converge to qualify for submission.  Just include enough depth of field so that you can see the effect and let your mind’s eye follow it through to the end.

Extra credit if you place your bike at the vanishing point, but it’s recommended that you lock it up first before leaving it there to take your photo.  No need to lock up your riding partner though if he or she is the subject.


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9 response to "Challenge of the month, October 2020: Vanishing Points"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: September 23, 2020

    You mean October?? I know it is hard to believe, but we are entering into October ;’-0

    • By: Scooter Posted: September 23, 2020

      Yes, I know that it’s jumping the gun a bit, but we’re stuck indoors waiting out some thunderstorms. People have probably had their fill of arches by now anyway.

    • By: gregblood Posted: September 23, 2020

      Wait a second! You can’t do that. I just posted something for Scott’s “Final-Third-of-September” Challenge. I think that’s what he intended it to be.

      • By: Bill Stone Posted: September 23, 2020

        Wait, what month is this? What was the “first-third-of-the-month” Challenge? What was the “middle-third-of-the-month” Challenge? I gotta go find a calendar. Meanwhile, I’ll let Scott re-adjust the title as needed.

        • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 23, 2020

          My watch I got at Dollar General (so you KNOW its a good one) indicates the month as . . . . .
          Wait, what month is it???

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: September 24, 2020

    Thanks, Scott, for doing my phto the honor as an example!

    Seems the months’ boundaries are melting and they just gradually transition, like Septober, Ocvember, Denovjan… And so we slide gradually from one challenge to the next. No challenge can be too early or too late.

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: September 24, 2020

    Sounds like an opportunity for posts with merged challenges. Arches and vanishing points. Arches arching over vanishing points?

    • By: Scooter Posted: September 25, 2020

      Which, of course, was exactly what I was trying to nudge you all toward. I was hoping someone would figure it out. Nice!

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