Wisps of playful cloud lingered hawk-like above the crooked building. I stared up at the gothic textures standing steadfast against the softening afternoon sun. Darkening shadows hung chiselled in the crevasses of the tired building. The angle of light was just about right as the flaws of time were enhanced by the soft illumination. I shuffled on the pavement to gain my composition while my eye gazed through the dusty viewfinder, through to the turret like windows.
The tower looked silently lost and forgotten in a place that once was humble cobblestone and carriage. All the streets used to be all like this, lost in the moment of time – bought together by people. However times have changed and it’s nice to see a building of its caliber sit proudly against a sea of glass and steel.
Abruptly the city noisily erupted around me. The clacking of heels and bustling of cars filled my arena. I found my arms weakening at the weight of my camera as it was defined by gravity. My moment of triumph seemed to crumble before the ageing architecture. I recomposed and strengthen myself. Holding my breath, I snapped at the shutter – clickety clack, the mirror jolted up and down revealing the architecture that stood the test of time.
Photographed at the Wesley Church Tower, Perth, Western Australia
I photographed this abstract of the Perth Arena a few months ago when I was walking through the City Of Perth. Since its completion the building has hosted some major events like Elton John’s opening concert and the Hyundai Hopman Cup tennis tournament.
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One of my first stops on my recent holiday was at the Albany Entertainment Centre. When I arrived in Albany I sent a message out on Facebook to see if anyone was keen to join me for a night photography shoot at Middleton Beach.
Local photographer Tina Bartley jumped at the idea. I have quite a bit of respect for this amazing lady. Tina is an amazing photographer with a keen eye for detail and composition. I have known Tina for some time as we meet on one of my courses I ran with Andrew Halsall while I lived in Albany (a few years back).
Thanks Tina for coming along and driving me around that night! I look forward to seeing many more of your fabulous images. Here is one of mine images from the night taken with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1.
I was given a business card by Serena, the manager and registered builder at Kevin Giudice & Co / Geraldton Homes. I wanted to give the business card a bit of a lift so I got to work and put this together for them.
If you love apple products you will love this short clip. Enjoy.