I like Manhattan. I have spent days wandering around – from up beyond the Met to right down at the tip. The several times I have been to the USA, I stayed with my wife at her parent’s house just across the Hudson.

After walking around Manhattan for a while, I developed an aversion to the tall buildings.

It wasn’t that I didn’t like them: It was that semi-consciously I was straining my neck to look up. I was doing it even against my will or wish to do it.

It was a biological decision.

And my neck was getting stiff.

Which leads me to this week’s photo challenge on the subject of ‘Forward’.

Here is my own challenge to ‘forward’.

When you look at the ceiling in the image below, do you feel your neck craning upwards?

There’s no sense to it if you do feel your neck tilt upwards.

The photo is a flat two-dimensional representation of a staircase. The distance from the top of the image to the bottom is so small that a glance is more than enough to encompass the whole image.

Yet, if you are anything like me, you will feel that urge to crane your neck to see into the topmost part of the ceiling.

Give it a try and let me know your findings in the comments.


Here’s the link to the Forward challenge.