Weekly photo challenge: Symbol
This week we are asked to share a symbol in the weekly photo challenge. The following was provided for our guidance on this challenge:
Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information.
Photography is often the same; an image illustrates a single moment in time, or captures an object in perpetuity. Much like symbols, photographs, too, may conjure vivid memories and mean a wide range of things to different people.
I have selected two photos for this challenge. The first photo was made at Watson’s Bay, Sydney. For me the cloud front reminds me of what came next – a storm with large hailstones, a mad dash to cover and then a spell of thunder and lightning (second photo). As an aside, despite the different locations both photos were made on the same afternoon/evening.