Jude is hosting a “20/20 Photo Challenge” (here are the assignments). Each month she sets a new theme and gives tips about what to look for. Last month the theme was “composition”, this month it is “patterns”.
“This month we are going to look at Patterns. Patterns can be found everywhere, in nature or man-made constructions. For a photographer, using patterns is key to a good composition.
This week : Shoot from a different perspective. Look up, look down or shoot from a distance.
This week I have again resorted to going through the archives. It is not the heat that has stopped me going out, but the continuous, day after day of rain.
With 78 floors this is the Q1 in Surfers Paradise. When it opened in 2005 it was the tallest residential building in the world. But is now down to the 6th tallest. Still impressive and the views are stunning. Follow this link to see more.
This is what I found for todays challenge : The first photo is looking up from the ground floor entrance as the building towers above you. The second photo is the view from the observation deck on the 77th floor…
The view from here is spectacular…
Now to find something I’m looking down on…Going for a walk around the Gold Coast Botanic Garden a couple of years ago the beautiful dappled light on these paperbark trees caught my eye. But when I looked down it was the pattern of the ripples that I really liked.
Now an update on the weather : It is no longer the steady fall of refreshing rain I rejoiced in earlier. It has become a savage, staccato beast, sending sheets of rain pouring down in biblical proportions. Accompanied by the flash of lightening and the deep rumble and crash of thunder. In the dark I lay wide-eyed, listening and wondering what the morning will reveal.
Next day the TV news showed the chaos. The water pouring and pulsing as it rushes along. Drains unable to cope as the runoff surged along, gathering momentum, building deeper, toppling trees and blocking roads.
I recorded 266mm in 7 days in my rain gauge, more than the average for February. And the forecast is for at least another 3-4 days of rain. Apart from a very soggy garden our drains have, so far, coped with the deluge. So unusual to have constant rain. Cannot remember previously having so many consecutive days. Is this “climate change” in action?
Jude has a stunning selection for this weeks challenge. Pop over to see them. You may be tempted to join in this interesting and challenging challenge.