Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Looking Up - Thematic Photography

I often think that we do not look up enough. As soon I saw this looking up theme I remembered two photos I had taken where I had deliberately shot what was over my head.

Brunel's SS Great Britain towers above in its Bristol dry dock.

SS Great Britain
However there was another shot where I lay down on my back much to the amusement of other people.

SS Great Britain - masts and rigging
Last week when the theme was trees I thought about using this shot, taken looking up.

Sycamore branches overhead 
Sometimes though it's not necessary to point your camera straight up as you can get a power shot without doing that. (I just wish we could get some weather like this now!)

Power lines
If you want more things to look up to I suggest that you visit Carmi's thematic photographic 196

16 comments:

Guilie said...

Great shots, Bob--thanks for sharing!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great view to the upper :)

L. D. Burgus said...

All of your shots are great. The looking up theme is a neat one and you did a good job of following it.

Little Nell said...

I actually like that power lines shot best of all. Mind you don’t fall down a manhole whist you’e doing all that looking skywards Bob!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

I always enjoy your photos and your depiction of Carmi's theme. I particularly like the second boat shot very creative.
Johnina

Jo said...

Great pix Bob. What is the SS Great Britain. Don't remember that. Some Limey I am!!!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Fantastic photos. I look up all the time - as I'm scared of heights, looking down on things isn't an option. You get a totally different perspective on things, as your pics show.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. the two Brunel shots are fantastic .. the size of the ship and the rigging with the flags ..

Yes - it would be lovely to have some blue sky with white fluffy clouds - mind you we've got that here for now ..

My post - has a part 2 all will be revealed ... cheers Hilary

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like the ship!

Here's some info on her history.
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Karen S. said...

All aboard! Great series of photos Bob. My most favorite part are those unbelievable skies! Wow, fantastic shots, they take all the glory!

Alexia said...

I agree - we don't look up often enough!
Good shots. I like the last one too - power lines exist, mighr as well make a great shot out of them :)

Gilly said...

Great shots, all of them! I like the sycamore tree and the power lines - must be all that blue sky!

Jenni Steel said...

I certainly admire people who can take great pictures and yours never fail to impress me.

I only wish I could take even reasonably good pictures.

Thanks for sharing, just about mended, I should be back in work Monday next week. Keep up the good work Bob.

Gilly's Camera said...

i really love each of these, thanks for sharing 'em!

Max Sartin said...

The sky with the power lines is beautiful, as is the sun coming through the leaves. Great set of photos.

Bob Scotney said...

@Jo - SS Great Britain was the world's first great ocean liner when she was launched in 1843. She was then the biggest ship in the world and the first steamship on the Atlantic crossing. She was in service later as an emigrant steam clipper taking people to Australia before being converted back to sail. Herworking life ended in 1933 and she was scuttled in the Falkland Islands in 1937 from where she was salvaged in 1970 and brought back to Bristol to be restored.