A mild evening and a short walk 'downtown'
a skiff of rain left a few drops on my lens and produced a complementary lens flare
Two very different images from camera captures taken (during that brief magic pink light we often see ) within 5mins of each other at the same location>
One a 'chocolate box' image; the other a Christmas abstract resulting from some jiggery-pokery in post processing. (red colour in RH image is from a boat not visible in LH image)
Am guessing viewers will be quite polarised in their preferences ;)
Which do you like?
And which makes you think?!
The sound of summer - sky larks singing high in the blue!
Poor birds have been struggling in this horrendous weather. I watched one two days ago in near gale force winds - try to rise singing, but gave up within seconds and dived back to the ground (sideways). I've been vainly trying to get a decent skylark image - but they are always way too far away . All these birds were a mere dot in the centre of the viewfinder and not one is a good stand-alone image, so I opted to combine them in this matrix, to give an impression of being serenaded by skylarks
New Zealanders usually commemorate ANZAC Day, rather than Armistice Day , but this year being the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, both days are being honoured.
Along with many communities, in celebration of the end of WW1, the churches in Riverton will be ringing their bells after 2 mins silence at 11 am.
......but I am also drawn to ponder 'for whom do the bells toll' for me?
I am of the generation who have not personally lost any one close and I search for a meaning beyond lament, rememberance and respect.
Perhaps it is not so much "whom", but 'what'?
What about rooting out evil in my heart? About making the sacrifices needed to let go of grudges, much loved prejuduces and self interest? About pursuing a life that leads to reconcilliation, harmony and promoting the interests of others rather than myself?
I think I will ponder this as I listen to the bells on Sunday
Today has been incredibly stormy. Tried to get out for a little breath of fresh air in the evening, but misjudged it - quick bolt for the car again -;)
The Aparima mouth (Riverton, Southland, NZ)
Frequently frequented, and a place for thinking one's thoughts in peace......
Following on from an inspiring talk at our Southland Photographic Society by Dot Mulley recently, I have been inspired to give the photographing-out-of-a-car-window technique a go; it does become strangely compulsive! (And yes- there is also computer processing in this)
Choice of "Riverton" (all images taken in Riverton) - or
"A Taste of Southland", which along with some additional Riverton Images, includes others from the Southland district.
$15 ea. Overseas orders welcomed (Postage extra)
Going through some old images (and deleting heaps :), I came across one taken at Auckland zoo in 2011- through a glass viewing window.
The window being dirty and scratched + bright sunlight made it hard to get a decent image. However, I salvaged this one and with a bit of creative editing, I think it might be worth keeping - what do you think? Question is who is viewing who??!!!
Author Barbara Lee
Lives in Riverton NZ with husband Bill Lee, Truffle the blind dog and two cats.