Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

“What does angular mean to you? It might mean the corner on which you live or the intersection of sea and sky at a 180 degree angle. Angular also offers a chance to shoot from an entirely new perspective: from above, below, or even from the margins of the fray…” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Acute, or obtuse? Post, column, or horizontal beam? How about a rusted gusset? This is a look at the South end of the Engineered Arch of the Golden Gate Bridge that spans historic Fort Point below. As incredible as it was to build this arch, I am amazed at the mathematical skill it took to design it and the level of confidence for the last guy to sign-off on the drawings and send it out to order the steel.

What's Your Angle?  © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

What’s Your Angle?
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

 

  26 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

  1. December 1, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    My angle is this is pretty mind-blowing! I don’t think anyone could have said it better; I am super grateful to live in a world with minds that can work like that. It’s one thing to look at the picture it’s another to see it through your words imagining a regular person by some respects drawing this up. Really cool, thank you for sharing, thumbs up! 😀

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    • December 2, 2014 at 3:58 AM

      I was humbled everyday that I worked there when I looked around and feasted on the talent and foresight of Charles Ellis and Joseph Strauss. Thanks for your comment.

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      • December 3, 2014 at 10:58 PM

        Absolutely!

        I don’t doubt for a second that it’s humbling. The size alone I think will do that, the details are extraordinary. I appreciate your sharing and having the chance to experience it from different angles.

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  2. November 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM

    Another great one Allan. You always nail these challenges.

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  3. November 23, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Speaking of angles, in memory of Mr. Lee, a geometry teacher, here’s an oldie I heard from Al OTW: The little sapling says at the moment of first self realization, “Gee, I’m a tree!”

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    • November 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      Thanks for your comment. He sounds like a pretty smart guy.

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