Friday, August 27, 2010

Sidetracked from the steps ...

In my last post I mentioned that I was sidetracked on my search for steps (ok, it should have been "stairs").

I think that my admiration for the sandstone had caused me to overlook the quality of the modern buildings on campus.

Two in particular, the Brain Institute and Sir Llew Edwards Building, are particularly striking ... (Canon 450d, 18-55mm zoom)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Concrete steps

It was a beautiful winter afternoon for my weekly constitutional around UQ and I was on my own with the dog, so I took my time and explored some spots I don't usually go.

I decided to try to focus on one theme (although I did get side tracked) - steps. This was inspired by Nicole's kind comments of a couple of posts past, but I also wondered if setting a narrow topic would force me to look differently at the common things that I might ordinarily pass and not notice.

As it turned out, I found a few likely subjects. I chose these shots because they seem to capture different feelings from the same medium (concrete) that is finished very differently in different settings.

So there they are: the bare; the organic; and the smooth. (Canon 450D, 18-55mm zoom)