Yesterday afternoon involved quick shots taken from the car, several stops in people’s driveways, and a handful of awkward moments utilizing our hazard lights while I jumped out of the car to try to get a decent composition for my photos. Instead of pavements alongside the meandering, narrow mountain roads, there are drainage ditches to catch the abundant rainfall. Consequently, finding a safe spot to pull over is a challenge. I did plenty of up-and-downhill walking from the car and back to capture the images I wanted.
Without a predetermined theme in mind, I simply ventured forth with my trusty assistant, and allowed sights and scenes to inspire me. Close to the highest point of the mountains above Boquete on a short stretch of straight roadway, this fence caught my attention. I had no idea if any of the themes would be suitable. It was only later once we returned home and I imported my photos, that I noticed the circle in a square in several octagons in a circle.
However, while driving down the last part of the road from a place called Palmira, I spotted a gate that seemed to lead nowhere and one which I knew I’d be using to fulfill the seventh theme of the challenge. My husband kindly pulled over and the old rusty gate became a “Circle in a Square”.