Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


Week 51 – 24. Out of Bounds


I tried to do the ‘Out of Bounds’ technique but gave up after the second attempt. I had trouble selecting! I shall have to do a tutorial on using the selection tools.

This image was taken at the Barbican in London. We met our younger son and we went round the Estate with our camera. It was a great evening. Quality time with him. It was ‘out of bounds’ because the subject was in the private residential area of the Estate.


This one was ‘out of bounds’ because this beautiful bench was inside a building which we went into uninvited to get a better shot. Luckily we did not get locked in. We went in and out behind someone who had the codes to work the doors. I am sure our youngest enjoyed his Mum being naughty.

The last image is a general view showing some of the different types of architecture.


A Grade II listed building, the Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue and one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture.

It was developed from designs by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon as part of a utopian vision to transform an area of London left devastated by bombing during the Second World War.

The Centre took over a decade to build and was opened by The Queen in 1982, who declared it ‘one of the modern wonders of the world’ with the building seen as a landmark in terms of its scale, cohesion and ambition. Its stunning spaces and unique location at the heart of the Barbican Estate have made it an internationally recognised venue, set within an urban landscape acknowledged as one of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century.