Ceilings, surfaces, textures and patterns (a small collection)

posted on 12th of october, 2010

I'm often finding myself looking up at ceilings, developing a cricked neck! I think for the amount of attention to detail that goes into the construction of ceilings, and any surface for that matter, it is a shame we don't spend more time admiring them. Below is a collection of some that I've taken about the place that I thought is worth sharing.

I found myself laying in the middle of the floor in the Salt Lake City Capitol building recently, positioning my camera to get the chandelier in the center of the dome. Was certainly happy to have live view for that one!

Other ceilings that I've enjoyed/enjoy is the stained glass ceiling of the Catholic Church in Brasilia.

Timber and stud work of bridges over the Themes in London.

Huge rivots in steel plate on the Sydney harbour bridge

The slat work on the ceiling of the Beijing international airport

Shakes or shingles on the roof of an old cottage on Buffalo Island near in Salt Lake City

Concrete beam work supporting a new overpass in Brisbane

Pendents on the roof of limestone caves south of Perth

The Anatolian Civilizations Museum ceiling in Turkey has these cool skylight insets

I also love a tree canopy from time to time.

The pattern of this palm frond also caught my eye

This image is of concrete blocks attached to the wall of the Entertainment Building in Brasilia

All of these photos have led to awkward angles and I think it is time to learn to take photos using a mirror held beneath the liveview display!

Comments (10)

Posted by Haslinda on February 03, 2011
Hey, when you were lying on the floor, was there anyone staring or shooing you out? I was at a museum recently and loved the ceiling glass dome. Want to come back and re-shoot but I don't think they will allow me to lay on the floor!
Posted by Bevanward on October 14, 2010
Thanks everyone for your supportive comments - good luck with the sales :-)
Posted by Egomezta on October 13, 2010
Amazing images, Wow!!!
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 13, 2010
Nice collection, im in love of the capitol photo, its amazing!
Posted by Mariaam on October 13, 2010
Wonderful collection! I wish you a lot of sales! :)
Posted by Scottysally2 on October 13, 2010
Nice collection. Wish you many sales. :)
Posted by Thanatonautii on October 13, 2010
Great idea for a collection! Congratulations!
Posted by Mani33 on October 12, 2010
Nice & well chosen images! Keep updating it!
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on October 12, 2010
Very pretty collection!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on October 12, 2010
Some great images, and some nice travels you have been on to get them, wish you good luck with them.

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Photo credits: Bevanward.

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I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my trav... [Read more]

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