2010 Worldwide Photowalk

On Saturday I participated in the Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk in Perth.  I was really looking forward to this; mixing with other people with the same interest, perhaps some tips or instruction from the leader, and hopefully some nice photos at the end of the day.  There must have been over 100 people there, who were split into two groups and went in opposite directions to end up back at the starting spot in two hours. 

I was a little disappointed that I didnt see our leader after the first couple of minutes, and there certainly wasn’t any instruction.  I had imaged our leader gathering us around an interesting feature and saying , “now, if you were to photograph this, these are the things you’d want to consider…”  Oh well, not to be.  But it was very interesting to see the things other people were photographing.  We all see the world so differently, and photography highlights this very well.

We were fortunate to not only be allowed inside St Mary’s Cathedral, but also to take photos in there.  Glad I bought my tripod 🙂  I had never been inside St Mary’s Cathedral, though had read about the renovation.  Quite simply, it is breathtakingly beautiful.  The renovation has blended old with new, and created a light, open, magical space.  As we walked in, the organist was playing; in the organ ‘loft’ there were a group of people gathered around.  The resonance throughout the building was incredible.  At one stage the volume went up, and the chords became deliberate and almost menacing.  My previous mood of awe shifted to wariness – amazing how music can do that!  It felt like an old fashioned vampire / horror movie – or perhaps God’s displeasure at a group of photo nerds wandering around happily clicking away?  Who knows, but what a beautiful buildng. 

Anyhoo…some photos.  I really like the windows shot – I added some old fashioned ‘grain’ in photoshop, to bring out the age of the building.    There some beautiful old buildings in Perth, I’ll be back in there soon to take more photos.

 

Jesus sculptue in St Mary’s

 

Inside the Cathedral

 

RPH Windows

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