The Angularity is Near


My children tend to keep their distance when I’m angling in for photographs.

I’m the one flinging my Laura Ashley floral-dressed self onto a dirty cement sidewalk, my neck and arm wildly tilted so that a shot up through a flowerbed will make dancing tulips appear to dwarf a colonial church in the background.

In less-than-waterproof boots, I wade into frigid Atlantic water to get a better view of steep isosceles cloud formations.

Teeth chattering, I dart up on teetering rusted metal bars to record the glorious scalene buffet embedded in Old Ironsides’ masts and rigging.

More than one of my offspring will pull at my arm with a drawn-out “Mom” as I dawdle in the middle of a city street, pointing my camera up to catch a tower against a blue sky sporting an interesting cloud or bisected by an airplane’s white stream.

One angle is never enough.

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2021 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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27 Responses to The Angularity is Near

  1. Lola Jane says:

    Super collection…I am angling for more of these shots, ah someday!

  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful angularity gallery!

  3. Mara Eastern says:

    I love most the first and the last image: the bridge and the ship. They are perfect for this prompt!

  4. scillagrace says:

    Great job! (and I love imagining you in all sorts of goofy positions, your kids rolling their eyes)

    • Stephanie says:

      Thanks . . . .I can’t tell yopu how many times they’ve extricated me from dangerous situations. We seem to have developed a bit of a role-reversal situation since I began wandering around with camera in hand all the time.

  5. ann martin says:

    Really Neeeeeeeeaaaaat pictures! Keep your life insurance.

  6. I love your photography, you have such an exceptional eye. I can imagine some odd looks for your ‘flinging’ episodes! Great result!!

  7. DeniseGlennon says:


  8. Many interesting ideas 🙂 Thanks for sharing ❤

  9. Thanks for sharing some of the angles that have taken place to create these images. Lol! Except for the dress (you’ll probably usually find me in jeans) that sounds like my kind of photography. So enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Stephanie says:

      Thanks! In mud season I really need to watch the wardrobe, but I have an unfortunate knack of thinking I’ve found just the right shot on my way to and from work (where I have to dress up like a grown-up . . . the price I pay), or when out and about with kids on a Sunday morning.

  10. quarksire says:

    superb 🙂 shotz 🙂

  11. Dalo 2013 says:

    Beautiful series ~ great angles and colors are highlighted with the lighting you chose.

  12. Thanks for the visit to my blog and like the post Photography 101: Bliss. your photos are wonderful, many angular photos

  13. Touch2Touch says:

    What a useful post for me! It made me realize that at 80, the knees and balance won’t allow the kind of gymnastics that turn out wonderful photos like yours! It isn’t my eye that’s lacking —
    The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh sure does weaken.

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