Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceiveSir Walter Scott, Marmion
I am always on the look out for interesting details to capture with my camera. I find it fascinating when the everyday can be made to look beautiful or remarkable when only a small part is picked out by my lens.
Whenever I’m around boats or by the sea I look in particular for bits of chain or twisted rope. If the chains are rusty or the ropes covered in seaweed and lichen, so much the better.
When I started to pull these images together from my archive for Cee’s Twisted or Squiggly challenge other related themes started to emerge, such as weaving. I included some images of weavers from around the world in an earlier post, Using our hands, but I managed to find some additional ones to share here, with an emphasis more on the threads than the hands that work them.
Then I saw the shot that Teresa of My Camera and I had shared for this theme; and I remembered places where I had seen similarly tangled wires, so I decided to include them too!
And finally, how about some trees? I think their twisted branches are shown off best in black and white.
Photos taken between 2007 (Uzbekistan) and 2021 (Bushey Park)