WordPress Weekly Challenge: Opposites


This week’s photo challenge made me put my thinking cap on to come up with a worthwhile post:

This week, make two opposing elements come together (or clash in dissonance) in one photo. In your photo this week, show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside in what you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light — or in how you frame and design your shot. I look forward to seeing your entries! 

When you think about it, there are many opposites in life.  What was I to show to explain that? Hmmmmm…..

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I came up with this one photo of an event that took place in the Brisbane CBD recently — the Festival of Chariots, organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The celebration centred on a massive hand-drawn chariot that wound its way through inner-city streets to come to rest at King George Square. The photo highlights the multicultural nature of Brisbane.  Here was a chariot with religious connections and directly behind it, an old church that has been surrounded by massive skyscrapers. So the opposites were the religious items, as well as the new and old buildings.

 

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners


This week’s challenge from WordPress is to show partnership in action.

Whether two of a kind or ten, give us subjects that are in sync with one another — show us partnerships. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.

There are the traditional relationships that one could highlight, but I decided to go with a number in different circumstances. Taking the photos at the time, I certainly wasn’t thinking of this theme, however they all fit well.  As always, please click on a photo for a larger view.

I hope you have enjoyed my photos.  Here are more to see from other bloggers if you are interested.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Curve


This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to:

Get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!

One of the things that changed for me, once I started to become more passionate about photography, was that I looked at the world a little differently.  I noticed things that I hadn’t seen as important or “attractive” in the past.  For example, one of the things I remember to do now, is to always look up when I am capturing a shot, because there is beauty everywhere.  In fact, I took a photo this afternoon that shows the value of doing so — a beautiful gum tree with amazing variations in the colour and pattern of its trunk and bark.

When looking through my photos just now, I soon discovered that curves occur so much in life, both manmade and naturally occurring.   Here are just a few of the many that I identified.

Enjoy!  Here are other bloggers’ examples of curves.

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NUMBERS


This week the WordPress photo challenge revolves around society’s fixation with numbers:

Numbers are all around us at home and on the street, in airports and supermarkets, on signs and on our clothes. I can’t wait to see your take on this week’s challenge — what will your numbers show?

We use numbers for just about everything in our lives.  Depending on where you live in the world, there may be a number attached to you from birth.  For example, in the USA, every person has a Social Security number.  My research tells me that it is advisable for parents to apply for the newborn’s SS# when organising the birth certificate.  For people who move to live there from another country, a number is assigned to them for life, even if they later leave the country.  That is my experience, having been assigned a number when my visa was approved.  To this day, some 10 years since I left to come home, that number is still attached to me, and I can quote it anytime I am asked (usually when entering the country on my travels).  Here in Australia we have a tax file number, obtained upon application, but not compulsory.

We also identify items by call sign numbers, identification numbers and the like.  Often times we become so used to numbers that we don’t consciously see them.

 

 

For other examples of numbers, check out posts from others around the world here.