Even under a grey sky, there is always a photo to be taken. We’ve had a lot of sunshine this week, which is typical of Melbourne winters, but one afternoon the weather was really starting to close in.
So I figured I would walk out and spend just five minutes finding something colourful to photograph against the dull sky. About a minute after I walked outdoors, I saw this beautiful creeper on the side of a walkway at the Victorian Arts Centre. I took the first shot (above) to emphasise the angle and to get the most out of the burgundy foliage against the grey concrete.
Then I took the second shot (below) at a more shallow angle. It’s interesting to note that the chrome handrail is almost blending with the featureless sky above. Just goes to prove, in inclement weather, there is always something to focus your attention (and your camera) on if you look carefully.
Now I’d like you to tell me which of the two shots you prefer. Over to you …