Sunday, April 25, 2010

UQ contrast

It has been quite some time since I posted, so I thought that I better make a contribution. The last film shots I have taken have been on work trips to Canberra and Melbourne, nothing suitable for posting here!

My youngest continues to run on Sunday afternoons at The University of Queensland (UQ), and I thought that it would be good to take a camera (Canon 450D) today in the hope of getting some inspiration. As I wandered, chatting to my wife with the dog in tow (well, actually leading the way) it struck me that one of the reasons the campus is so alluring is the mix of traditional and modern architecture.

It is almost like the buildings are giving a nod to the knowledge of the past, with their solidity and tradition, while urging the students to energetically embrace what is to come. This seems to create a wonderful tension that helps me see and feel differently on every visit.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Boyd! As always a fabulous collection of shots. And I am head over heels for the one of the staircase.. Please could I crave a print, please, please, please?
Your typical Bauhaus touch is so evident and apt in that image.
I love the low key finish that you have gone for with the buildings. It only emphasises the solidarity you wished to capture. Beautifully and well done!