Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Anzac Day tranquility at Leichhardt Pool

On Anzac Day there was a soft Autumn light over Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre.

The late afternoon sun glistened and sparkled in the blue water of the 50-metre pool.

When I started taking photos, a lifeguard asked me what was so interesting in the pool.

"There's all these beautiful reflections," I said.

Oh," he said, sounding unconvinced of the beauty I was finding in the 1960-era pool.

I left him staring at the water and made my way to the deep end where I discovered ... 

The lane numbers and starting blocks making patterns in the pool.

The faded colours of the high platform creating watercolours in the diving pool.

And reflecting in the 50-metre pool.

Finally I put my camera away and pushed off for a swim .

But as I swam up and down, more pictures kept appearing in the pool.

After 20 laps I brought my camera into the pool.  

And caught a few final images before the Autumn glow was gone for the day.