This week’s Photo A Week Challenge again uses the number three, this time three photos of the same object from three different angles. I headed out into the back yard on a cloudy Saturday afternoon to see what I could come up with. I had a couple (or three) ideas and in the end, decided to share them all.
I had been meaning to take a photo of my potted marigolds and lobelia as the colours are so pretty together.
I also found a different way of looking at my beloved apple tree.
Apple tree in autumn
Apple Tree- May 2019
apple tree branches.
Finally, I took some of Cindy. What are the chances of getting your dog to sit still for three photos? Especially as I had to walk past her for the last one. Usually, she gets up and follows me when I move.
Cindy – May 2019
The pergola is one of her favourite spots.
I did not expect Cindy to stay put for the third shot.
I don’t consciously think about the rule of thirds when I’m taking pictures, but I probably do when I’m editing them as I often crop photos. I do enjoy looking at subjects that are a little off centre but every picture is different sometimes it’s fine to break the rules.
I lived in the suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. Since we moved in 2002 I’ve only been back a handful of times. When I did go I often photographed places in the city, mainly because I was fearful that they might not be there or would be changed beyond recognition the next time I visited. These photos were taken in 2011, 2012 and 2016.
When we visited in 2011 and again in 2012 there was a lot of construction going on in the city. John Martin’s department store had already been demolished and Harris Scarfe’s store was about to follow.
On my last visit in 2016, I chose not to visit Rundle Mall and instead spent time around Elder Park, the Festival Centre and Adelaide Oval. Adelaide Oval had just been redeveloped and since I was there they are now “improving” the Festival Centre.
My favourite subjects for black and white photos tend to be things that are old. I like to photograph buildings and I think that industrial subjects often look better in black and white.
Napier, New Zealand’s art deco city is one of the most attractive places I’ve ever visited. The art deco buildings are so colourful but even in black and white, you can appreciate the detail in them. Why don’t we build things like this anymore?
Wreck of the Belle Brandon-Franklin
The Belle Brandon was being restored on the Huon River when she unfortunately sank and sadly was too badly damaged to recover.
This building is part of Port Adelaide’s industrial area and was a favourite place for David and me to take photos. The photo below is a typical style for Adelaide where many buildings had these overhanging balconies.