Sunday, 18 December 2011

Narrowing differences by sidestepping them


Walking along the Cahill Expressway, I encountered fascinating shapes and reflections. By taking steps to the side, I could bring the geometry of the buildings closer together than they may have appeared to be from another angle. By removing the colour in my image, I could concentrate on the shapes and the lines. Rather than being confounded by difference, I was entranced by similarity.

18 comments:

J Bar said...

I've tried a few different angles from there too. :) Taken from the same spot as mine today but in a different direction. Cool coincidence.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great effect. I saw your comment on JBar's site, otherwise I would not have recognized this for the Circular Quay area. Julie and I will be staying in the Marriott near Circular Quay for a couple of days in about a year. Although your photo is creative, I hope we have a view of the bay rather than a view in the direction of your photo.

Steffe said...

Looks very good both in color and black and white.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent reflection Julie, my eyes are having problems figuring it out, wonderful melee of lines, shapes and angles!

Mark said...

I prefer the B&W shot. I have always had an intense dislike for that blue reflective building at the quay.

Julie said...

Interesting response, Mark. It is indeed, both offputting and disturbing to the field of vision.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I want to check out Jim's shot ... so different.

When I stop for a shot in the country that has taken my eye I always look in the opposite direction too, it's surprising how often the other unplanned shot gets used.

I like the comparison of the colour and B&W shots here. The colour is less jarring than I expected.

Peter said...

Looks like a blue sky in the colour shot, otherwise both look intriguing.

Julie said...

Yes, it was a blue sky. Very early last Sunday ...

And yes, Joan, the colour is pleasing to the eye too. I agree about the opposite shot. I often catch myself coming and going ...

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photo(s?), Julie. Entrancing. Mesmerizing, almost. Hmm, that could be scary.
K

NixBlog said...

I prefer the B&W for this one, Julie. Great effect with the reflection!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Modern skyscrapers may seem like cold living lifestyles, but their facades do offer creative, geometric perspectives! I especially love the monochrnme version with the focus on lines and patterns!

Ann said...

what are those patterns? At first, i thought they were reflectionsof cars.

Julie said...

Ann: I think they are reflections of the windows on this other building. However, the glass in the 'reflector' is not plain window glass. This is just me thinking though ...

brattcat said...

yes, the b&w invites a more in-depth study.

Rae Walter said...

Fabulous shots julie. Move between them in terms of which I prefer although the colours in the second shot are unusual and I like this interesting dimension.

TheChieftess said...

Love the texture in the reflections!!!

Julie said...

Yes, this 'texture' has been captured by nearly every Sydney blogger. I am not sure how the glass in the building has been 'cut' but figure it to be deliberate.