Yesterday Nick Mayo posted a photo called Interest Above because it made him stop and think “that’s interesting”. I know exactly what he means by that! I’m sure people often see me with my camera photographing an odd object or location and wonder “what the heck is she taking a picture of that for?”, but for some reason I find it interesting and appealing to the eye. It might be simply the colours, or shapes, or lines, or just how everything flows. Sometimes I can’t even put into words why I find it interesting. Frequently I will look up like Nick did and capture a scene that most people don’t even notice.
This is just such a photo. I took this while touring Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. These are the engines from one of the Apollo spaceships. From my pictures I can’t be sure which one, but I think it might be Apollo 9. The whole spaceship was on display horizontally up on a cradle-like apparatus, so that you could walk underneath it and appreciate how huge it is. I stood right underneath the engines and shot up which gave quite a unique perspective. I love the lines and the feeling of symmetry to the shot.
The interesting thing is that from this angle you have no point of reference and therefore you can’t tell the size of these engines. To give you an idea what I mean, here is a photo of the engines from a distance with my husband and son standing underneath. Quite a difference isn’t there?