Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge – Week #7- Vertical Lines


Compose Yourself Week #7

I am still not getting out to do a lot of photography but I wanted to take part in this week’s challenge so I’ve resorted to the archives again.

I am not much better at vertical lines than horizontal. I suspect that if I ever visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa I would probably accidentally straighten it when editing. I have tried to use uncropped photos where possible for this. I like to photograph buildings and have been photographing buildings around Hobart for a few years now so I have quite a few. The ones I picked I had purposely taken both a vertical and horizontal shot.

The first one is one of my favourite buildings in the CBD and the horizontal photo was to show it in all its green glory, the second one was to concentrate more on the embellishments and to be able to read the name of the building better. I am always afraid these old buildings will be demolished one day and I won’t remember them properly if I don’t record them.

The following two I took the other week when I went to Open House Hobart. I was too early as usual and stopped to take a couple of photos of the old Kodak building as it had been recently repainted. Can you tell that I like colourful buildings?

The remaining photos were taken down at the Hobart waterfront during the few days that the Sydney Hobart race yachts are there. I try to see the yachts every year but these are older photos. The first one of the yachts at their moorings at Constitution Dock I liked because of all the vertical lines of the masts and also of the path. The next two are of multiple race winner Wild Oats XI. They are two of my unceasing attempts to get a good photo of a maxi yacht. These yachts are so incredibly tall it’s quite a task. Perhaps these might have worked better if I had taken them from even further away to fit in all of the mast and then cropped out all the pontoons as that is probably too many horizontal lines. I do like the red sail cover against the grey of a rainy Hobart day though. The last one is a more recent attempt at getting a good photo of Wild Oats XI and this one has been cropped.

T.J Cane, former Ironmongers store, Elizabeth St Hobart
T.J Cane Building, Elizabeth St, Hobart
T.J Cane, former Ironmongers store, Elizabeth St Hobart
T.J Cane, former ironmonger’s store, Elizabeth St Hobart

 

 

Old Kodak Building, Elizabeth Mall, Hobart
Old Kodak Building, Elizabeth Mall, Hobart
Old Kodak Building, Elizabeth Mall, Hobart
Old Kodak Building, Elizabeth Mall, Hobart
Racing yachts at Constitution Dock, Hobart
Racing yachts at Constitution Dock, Hobart
Sydney Hobart Winner-Wild OatsXI
Sydney Hobart Winner 2011-Wild Oats XI
Sydney Hobart Winner-Wild OatsXI
Sydney Hobart Winner 2011-Wild Oats XI
Wild Oats XI in 2014
Wild Oats XI in 2014

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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