Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Look Up//Look Down #30: Circles Plus Texture

While photographing the Golden Gate Park Windmills yesterday for the 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, I came up with this pair of photographs for this week's look up//look down photo meme sponsored by Helena. Looking up at the tail of the Murphy Windmill and looking down at a California poppy. I find the symmetry of shapes and textures really interesting, especially given the striking difference in the color palettes.
If you're participating in the Scavenger Hunt, I hope you stopped by yesterday and joined the linky party.  If not, it's not too late!  Just click here and add your post. And don't forget to go visit some of the other photographers who've linked up. Everyone enjoys comments, and there's some really fantastic posts out there.

11 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Do like that windmill shot - such cool detail. Poppies are some of my favourite flowers, loved seeing them in Greece growing wild. Maybe one day in California too :)

Chipper Newman said...

That is a FAB windmill. I love windmills :)

sky-blu-pink said...

Did lots of look up, look down yesterday in Lille, will post soon. Didn 't seea windmill!

alexa said...

A super contrast both in colour and texture.

Amy said...

I also like how the expected smoothness of the windmill is broken up with the spokes, makes for an interesting shot.

Sian said...

I'll be back to check out some more scavenger posts soon

Melissa said...

I, too, like how both of these photos have a circle at the center but such different textures! Great group for up & down.

I've checked out some of the other scavenger hunt photos & find it so interesting to see how we interpret the prompts differently at time!

Miriam said...

A great pairing Rinda. I love the contrast too. I thought how the centre of the poppy echoes the outer spokes of the wheel.

Andy said...

Hi Rhinda
These two photos work perfectly together, they have loads of contrast and character. Enjoying the hunt.
Andy

Gail said...

What a great angle on that windmill shot.

Michelle lovesallsorts said...

I love Windmills :) Ur pics r fab