Wednesday, 28 July 2010

B is for Bird's Eye View

The centre stairwell at Westfield, Bondi Junction

A new member of the ABC Wednesday community.

34 comments:

rallentanda said...

Ha ! Was just there this afternoon buying a new pair of specs.

Steffe said...

Cool perspective.

brenda w said...

This is gorgeous! My daughter might even call it a shopping paradise.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Wow! That is great! Terrific shot for the B Day and definitely my kind of place! Love your photo! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sylvia

jennyfreckles said...

Eek! Hope no-one jumps!

Jay said...

That's a great photo! Love the perspective, looking down - you see patterns you'd never notice at ground level, don't you?

Rockin' Robin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the curvatures involved. Theres a very circular theme to the whole thing and it's almost calming to me. I love it!

Victor said...

What a terrific perspective of a scene so familiar to me.

brattcat said...

What a remarkable composition this makes!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I've obviously got a problem! I have a burning desire to rush down and neaten the tables. Is it possible to be addicted to symmetry?

Jayne said...

What a fab perspective :)

Julie said...

Totally, Brenda. I am addicted to it also. However, in this image, I wanted each of the settings to echo that magnificent curve in the counter of the coffee shop.

This was taken whilst I waited for Harvey Norman to open to pick up prints of my grand-daughter.

It is interesting how one's eye matures with camera in hand.

J Bar said...

Excellent. I've thought about doing a shot like this at a few different Westfield shopping centres.

photowannabe said...

Welcome to the community. I think you will enjoy it.
I love your picture and the perspective. It made me kind of dizzy.

helenmac said...

What an absolutely wonderful photo of the world of curves! Thank you so much for joining us on ABC Wednesday and I look forward to entry for C!

HelenMac
ABC team

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Good shot, Julie, I hope you had the strap around your neck.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great perspective. As you said, amazing what you see when there is a camera in hand. Not many people in the shot.

Julie said...

Bruce - Yep, nearly always have the strap around my neck as I am often over water.

Joan - Not many people as it was 930am Saturday morning and I wanted the photos pronto to take to show my father. Too many people would ruin it I suspect.

Peter said...

ground control to major Tom - great photo.

markwilliamjackson.com said...

I just got a touch of vertigo (from which I don't suffer) looking at this picture, the vertigo kicked in when I imagined you did one of your 'hang from a dangerous place to take the shot' moves. Great picture - be careful.

Tumblewords: said...

Vertigo, yes. How in the world did you get a photo from a camera that appears to be dangling from a great height? Hope you had a parachute as well as the camera on your neck strap. Terrific shot.

Roger Owen Green said...

I absolutely love this shot!


ROG, ABC WEDNESDAY team

ChrisJ said...

I read all your blogs, looking for 'B' and having responded to the dizziness inventory, I wondered how you fared taking this picture! I could have done it once but not any more. My score came out at66 by the way.
Your church pictures are fabulous. I love that amber light.
I was in Sydney in 2006, by the way. Loved your above ground railway, (hope I have the right place - we were also in New Zealand). But I DID see and love the opera house

Julie said...

Having done the Dizziness Inventory last week I am realising that there were a couple of things that I had been glossing over. The bed thing. I wake during the night and in the morning feeling nauseous.

There was no problem with this photograph. The balaustrade was under my armpits (at 5' 1" that is not hard!) but I always adopt a wide stance.

We have both above ground and subway railways in the city, so you could have the right place in mind. Confusing us with NZ is not a good move, however. *grin*

ChrisJ said...

Wow that was a fast response -- from thousands of miles away. I agree with you,no medication, no surgery. I do find it hard to push myself unless it's to the cat shelter!), but the rest I do as You do.

lewi14 said...

Great perspective. What a wonderful photo.

jabblog said...

Wonderful photograph - the repeating curves accentuate the design of the building. It's rather like standing at the stern of a ship and feeling oneself irresistibly drawn down . . . almost :-)

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

Amazing and unusual perspective! Love the different shapes and lines. Tones are well managed and the comprehensive view lets the eye jump from a level to another. great!

Gattina said...

I would get dizzy up there !

BTW we also had only two cats, but our son moved from a house in London to an Appartment in Amsterdam and his cats didn't get used to living inside, so of course mom had to take them, lol !

diane said...

I thought I recognised this place, great angle.

Manang Kim said...

What a beautiful shot this is. Thanks for sharing!

ABC Wednesdsay~B

peripheralperceptions said...

The architectural "movement" in the photo is wonderful!

Beverley Baird said...

What a great shot - makes me a wee bit dizzy!

mrsnesbitt said...

So great to read you are enjoying ABC Wednesday! We are trying to develop the community feeling as much as we can so nay ideas are always welcome. So great to see you are getting lots of comments from other wonderful people who are all part of this wonderful fun project!

Denise
Founder & Team member of ABC Wednesday.