14:37, 8/12/2015, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Check out that wintery scene! It looks quite chilly or “brisk”, as I like to say, as winter settles in on China. And so still and quiet. I wonder if it was actually a quiet spot or whether there was the usual hustle and bustle of traffic and machinery and people? All I can say is, good on that person for going for a run! It’s hard at the best of times, but especially when the colder weather strikes! On a more arty-farty note, what I love most about your photo this week Isabel, is the structure of it. The red-brown track with the lines that lead the eye down to the buildings at the back. The trees around the perimeter of the track, all in those gorgeous wintery tones as they start to drop some leaves. The runner, who looks like they might have heard something and turned their head, or maybe looked to check how far they had left to go (probs what I’d be doing). The way you’ve framed the shot is perfect, Isabel. I love it.
20:05, 8/12/2015, Vermont South, Melbourne, Australia
Heading home from yoga last night, I pulled over on the busy highway and started lining up some shots. I probably looked pretty odd, the chick in her yoga gear, just randomly parked off the road, taking photos of grass and cows. I think it was worth it though. Look how cute the cows are, all dotted throughout the grass there. The sun was starting to set (at 8pm!) and they were getting settled for a nice long snooze after a balmy and blustery day. It’s funny because just across the highway, on the other side, is all this industrial stuff. A truck yard, a place that sells pergolas, hardcore pots for your garden, that kinda thing. Then you’ve got this massive, beautiful field on the other side and it’s full of cows! They came right down close to the highway when they were feeding earlier, as I was on my way to my class. I desperately wanted to turn around and try to photograph them up close but I was running late. I might try and take that shot some other time.
🙁 x 1000. Massive sad face over here because today’s post is the last of this wonderful A Snapshot of Two Cities series with Isabel! I’ve had such an incredible time working on this project with you – it’s been great fun and I’ve absolutely loved seeing your photos from the other side of the world. But I shan’t get too mushy just now. I’ll save that for next week’s wrap up post 😛
A Snapshot of Two Cities is a collaborative project between myself and Isabel from Nanjing Nian. We take a photo of something that catches our eye each week and post the photos on our blogs. We hope you enjoy looking at the differences and similarities between the two cities and cultures, and also just some pretty pictures. You can read more about it in the first posting.