Weekly Photo Challenge: Can You Keep Looking Forward

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.


  1. Maria says:

    Definitely! David, I saw the photo before I read the text, craned my neck as I studied it and then read what you wrote. Had to laugh out loud. You got me there!


  2. rebekah says:

    I read the text before I looked, but still felt a slight urge 🙂

    It’s a beautiful shot … I love staircases!

    You changed theme!


    1. Yes, changed theme – it’s much easier to work with.


  3. redrosemummy says:

    This is a great photo. I love staircases and find that some of my favourite shots are taken when I look up, we miss so many things by not doing so. Craning your neck isn’t always a bad thing!


  4. timethief says:

    Brilliant choice. Stunning photo.


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