Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

A shift in perspective

This week’s photo challenge: Near and Far brought to mind that visitors to our city have often been primed by picture-perfect postcard views and sweeping panoramas taken from the many lookouts. They are rarely disappointed but the local art and architecture sometimes becomes a shadowy backdrop for those who live here year round. In this photograph, a hazy autumn afternoon had found us playing the role of guide for a friend who had never been to the Oratory – we had taken an alternate route than usual to get there, one that circled around the back of the mountain and it offered up the landmark in a very different light.  It asked for nothing but quiet contemplation – a gentle reminder that beauty is always there when we choose to stop and refocus.



13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

    • ideflex says:

      I am so glad that quality came through the photo for others as well: most people only ever see the front of the Oratory – this shot was taken from a little known access point, so is in itself quite mysterious!


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