Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

7 Mar

This challenge is about getting lost in the details. Once you’ve found a subject you want to photograph, challenge yourself to work a little further into the scene…Move the camera around to see how a scene changes. Get low, or reach higher for that matter, and bring out the details that are often hiding in plain sight. – WordPress

If I’m being honest, I had NO IDEA what I was going to submit this week, of if I’d even attempt a post at all. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to photograph. It’s that transition from winter to spring, so everything outside is “ugly,” so naturally that was out. I didn’t want to do people or pets or even Disney, I wanted to really challenge myself this week. That’s when I started combing through some REALLY OLD photos.

Okay, okay, I’m only 24 so pictures I’ve taken can’t really be considered that old, but these are from 2007! Holy freaking cow, I was a senior in high school then and that just feels like a lifetime away…

As I’ve just pointed out, this week’s picture(s) were taken during my senior year while on spring break in Spain with a small group from my high school (2 students, the Spanish teacher, her husband and son. We were also joined by a group of 50+ from a school in Georgia).

On our last full day in Spain (10 day trip touring the country, started in Madrid and ended in Barcelona), we got to see the works of famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. We went to Park Güell, a park he initially designed as a housing complex. Our tour guide, Jésus, described Gaudi as a man who believed in combining nature and architecture. He didn’t believe in straight lines. His work showcased his love for stone, mosaic tiles, old pieces of pottery and tiles.

First, I saw this…

Picture 353

Then I looked up…

Picture 354

And then I focused closer…

Picture 356

This is the Hipostila Room. It has 86 columns and was supposed to be the marketplace for the residential community. The columns not only provided support for the square above, but they also serve as a secret draining system for the rain water collected from the square. The water is filtered and then passes down the columns into a chamber under the room that served as a reservoir.

 

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3 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details”

  1. frizztext March 8, 2013 at 1:27 am #

    up above your head …

    • mgibbon2 March 8, 2013 at 6:00 am #

      The things we notices if we only look up! 🙂

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