I think this is my least inspiring photography challenge result to date. I'd like to blame the challenge itself. I felt the description given for dynamic tension was vague and not particularly helpful. I couldn't find any better description--or any other description whosoever--anywhere else on the Internet.
In the hour I had today while the kids were at gymnastics, I went in search of dynamic tension--or at least diagonal lines going in opposite directions. I found this restored wagon for sale in a nearby parking lot and thought its wheels would do the trick.
For contrast, here is a less dynamically tense close-up of the same thing.
I feel less tense already.
I would feel better, however, with something more serene. Here's another shot I took during the same hour when I wasn't trying to achieve the elusive dynamic tension.
Tomorrow's challenge is light painting. Expert Photography, the creator of this 30-Day Challenge, draws a distinction between light painting and light graffiti (although both are types of light painting). Be sure to read both the instructions for light painting as well as those for the day 26 light graffiti challenge to see the distinction Expert Photography draws between the two. You can see some great examples of both types of light painting at Digital Photography School's 25 Spectacular Light Painting Images.
You will need a camera you can set for a long exposure, so an iPhone will not work for this project. You will also need a dark place, a flashlight, and a tripod or surface on which to set your camera during the long exposure. It looks like I'm headed back to the basement for this one.
This one should be interesting. Wish me luck.