Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

sydney-opera-house

Tactile Visions

Back in 2005, I finally got to see the Sydney Opera House in person. Only to discover that it looked nothing like I’d understood it to look from photos and the TV.


I was surprised by the many different elements to the structure.

I’d always thought the roof looked like sails. But close up, they looked more like boats that had been leant against one another to allow the water to drain off.
 
 
 
sydney-opera-house-sails

Seen from the side, the building’s shape had so much movement: calling to mind overlapping fans, dunes or sheets billowing in the wind. The pattern of the ceramic tiles made me think of water cascading down a mirror.

Isn’t it amazing that someone can envision something like this and then transcribe it so that it can be built in reality?
 
 
 
sydney-opera-house-roof-detail

It was several weeks after I’d made my visit before I realised that I had been so fascinated by the frame of the building, that I never actually set foot inside.

And so I thought I’d use this week’s challenge of creating a three-picture story, to make my first ever triptych.
 
 
 
sydney-opera-house-triptych
 

I know that the third photo isn’t as crisp as it could be, but I really like the image and the way it seems to mirror the angles in the opening shot.

Please let me know your thoughts on the edit and the choice of images for the exercise. Any advice/considerations you can offer on improving my architectural photography would be greatly appreciated as it’s something that I rarely do.
 
You can see how other bloggers responded to the challenge at The Daily Post

A number of my images are now available to buy in a variety of print sizes, cards and gifts. To look through the available galleries, please visit: emdubbya.com.

 
 

Related Posts

Sculpture on Lily Pond   Luna Park pillars   Bridge Walk (Sydney, Australia)
 
 
 

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