Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate

Dictionary.com defines lace as “a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine”. In September 2011 while my sister and I were holidaying in Sydney, we went to an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum which featured artworks created around the theme of lace. These beautiful pieces were so delicate and we were admiring of the many hours of intricate work that had gone into their creation.

But as is the case in any art exhibition there were some pieces which were unusual or weird or that we simply didn’t understand. We decided to undertake our own study of lace during the rest of our holiday and began taking photos of lace in nature. Often one of us would stop suddenly, call out “Lace!!” and start taking photos of something quite inconspicuous. It became all-consuming and we amused ourselves greatly!

These photos were all taken in the Blue Mountains and were our attempts to capture the delicacy that is nature.

Wisteria in the garden of the Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge

Wisteria in the garden of the Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge

 

Shadows on a brick wall, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura

Shadows on a brick wall, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura

 

Cherry blossom, Leura

Cherry blossom, Leura

 

Looking down on the forest in the Jamison Valley. The black dot is the shadow of the Scenic Skyways cable car.

Looking down on the forest in the Jamison Valley. The black dot is the shadow of the Scenic Skyways cable car.

 

Shadows on the boardwalk, Jamison Valley

Shadows on the boardwalk, Jamison Valley

 

Sunset over the Blue Mountains, Katoomba

Sunset over the Blue Mountains, Katoomba

 

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate

  1. I LOVE the lace clothing. Isn’t it fantastic when you take a photo and months/years later its perfection is appropriate for something else?
    ps how does one get one’s name onto the actual photo, you clever thing you?

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