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.
The ever changing curves of the sea always attract my eyes.
Man-made curves – a result of the restoration of City hall.
The elegant curves of the swan pair, beautifully reflected in the water.
Various curves of a lighthouse
The foam curves change as the tide comes in and the wind blows along the beach
Multiple curves of the iconic Sydney Opera House
As the tide goes out, the curves in the foreground recede
The magnificent curves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This road to wherever curves in and out of the Australian bush
The curves of the structures complement those of the shorelines of Sydney Harbour.
Brilliant orange poppy.
The continual ebb and flow of an incoming tide result in delicate curves
Enjoy! Here are other bloggers’ examples of curves.
I went out to the Point Halloran Conservation Reserve (a local nature reserve) this morning in the hope of seeing some koalas in the wild. It’s quite amazing that some still are in the Brisbane area, given the mass expansion the city has seen in the past few years. I like that the city council has set aside areas designated as wildlife reserves, because they were here first as we know, and they have a right to live on as before we came. Well, I didn’t see any for some time, despite casting my eyes upwards to each large gum tree I passed. Then I saw what I think was one, but it was so high up (and the view interrupted by other trees) that I couldn’t get a shot. If we hadn’t had so much rain the past couple of weeks I could have got closer, but there was a large amount of water lying around, so that made it impossible to get closer.
But there were plenty of other photo opportunities. With the water lying around, reflections were everywhere. So here’s one I liked, which shows the reflection of a number of Eucalyptus and the Melaleuca trees.
Next weekend I’ll try a different location for our furry friends. 🙂