This weeks’ WPC Challenge of the Daily Post is Angular.
It is angular not matter how you look at it – angular roofs and window apexes.
I like the color and composition too.
I feel I should continue on with last week’s WPC of Between.
After my last two posts of Between (Columns) and Between (Walls), it is just natural that I should also post on Between (Houses).
On our trip to the Baltics, one of my favorite themes of photography was to photograph houses.
Here is my favorite picture taken in a quiet alley.
The picture will be a lot less interesting if not for presence of the cat on the street.
I have an almost exactly similar photo without a cat . I can appreciate what a difference a cat (for many, it is a beloved pet) makes to the picture!
So, this concludes my series.
This week’s Photo Challenge is Between.
As we walked into this palace in the Baltics, I thought I should take a picture of the entrance.
However, the direction of the sunlight wasn’t right – I would be photographing against the sun and the image of the palace would come out dark.
So, once entered into the courtyard, I turned myself back and took this photo.
I am glad that the sunlight has revealed some very fine details of the gate, the columns and the lions mounted on the top.
Instead of the palace, I still have an attractive building between the gates.
As someone who takes travel photos, I well know that the sunlight may change by the second . . . . . . . . . if we don’t take a picture at the moment, that moment may lost forever . . . . . . . . . the sun would have moved and we may no longer pass this way!
When you stepped into this room, the only natural direction of sight is UP!
That’s what I did when I entered this palace room in the Baltics.
You may say that there are roofs in other palaces, like the Versailles, are more brilliant.
But this roof is small and low enough that you can focus and take a good look at the details.
The chandeliers, the painting on the roof and the gold colors are just unforgettable!
This is one of the most beautiful rooms I have seen.
However, this is not the type of style that I would like to decorate my room.
It is just too grand and royal for me!
I would prefer it to be a bit more soft, lighter and ordinary.
The picture was taken in a palace in the Baltics ( as always, I got the names of various places and palaces in the Baltics mixed up, so excuse me for this).
Have shared some images on Street Life in the Baltics in my previous post.
However, have forgotten this beautiful one.
I am surprised that it takes in so many details with clarity: the colored buildings with different types of architecture; the painting on the building in the middle; the flowers on the planters; the many umbrellas and chairs of the restaurants etc.
As one who comes from a city of mostly modern and high rise buildings, I just felt the scene is just fantastic!
Have been impressed with the display of artistic talents on the street side while travelling through the Baltic countries.
For the first two photos taken, I notice that while the locals consider such display a usual part of their street life and therefore did not pay much attention. Tourist like me did find it interesting.
A painter was working on a painting on the street side while displaying his other paintings. Again, he was alone at work, without many people paying any attention.
I am glad that I have come across these talented people displaying their talents. It took so much of the courage and patience to do this on the street.
All in all, the visit to the Baltics was a wonderful experience.