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The Drama Of Silence

The Drama Of SilencePoint Halswell Lighthouse, Wellington

The quote everyone knows about photography is 'The camera never lies!'. In one sense that is true, but in many others it rarely tells the truth. Why can both possibilities be true. The answer is because photography is an expressive art form, as all art is. What I mean by that is that the photographer can express through his or her print, both what is occurring in the physical world (the world outside the camera) and the internal world of the photographer (their emotions, thoughts, beliefs, likes and dislikes). This is why you can take a number of photographers to the same location and each produce images that are different to the others.

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Puppy in the Clouds

Pluto Watching The SunsetManawatu

Do you remember laying on your back, looking at the clouds in the sky and trying to see characters and shapes. Did you call out to our friends, hey look that's a rabbit.... or that's looks like a witch on her broom... Relaxing in the summer sun without a care in the world, this is the joy of childhood. Of course now we are adults we don't do that anymore, how silly...or maybe not. Do we take the time, make the time to just relax. Sure our lives are busier and we have more responsibilities, but that doesn't mean things like watching the clouds are only for children. In this case Kelly pointed out the dog on the cloud.

The image reminds me of lazy summer evenings at the beach, warm winds and relaxing meals. In truth the wind was cold, it is still early spring, and we were miles from the sea. Still it was a nice way to watch the sun set.

Bastions

Bastions of the FutureTararua Wind Farm

Do they add to the landscape, detract, are they iconic or an eyesore. There has been much debate about the impact that wind farms have on the visual landscape. But there is no denying that with our energy hungry lifestyles, they provide that power at far less cost to the environment than many other methods. How will we be generating that same power in 10, 20, 50 or even 100 years from now, who knows. But for now, wind turbines like these and various other renewable energy projects are the established bridgeheads, the bastions from which the renewable energy projects of the future will be fought for from. The bastions of a future which is better for the environment.  

Vigilent

In the rain

Spring is not all fine days and blue skies, the storms and rain are part of the mix as well. But the warmer days and water bring growth to the gardens and trees which in turn brings more food for the insects and birds. On rainy days like today, the bird song fills the backyard as they search for nectar, insects and anything else edible.

Natural Monument

Natural MonumentTongariro National Park

The power of nature can be truly amazing. I am not sure what caused this natural formation but the violence of its construction is quite apparent. The first thing that grabbed me eye, was how the larger rocks were laying on the smaller ones in the pile. Then the thought struck me, it appeared as if the larger rocks on top had smashed the smaller rocks underneath. A metaphor if you like of the destructive power of the environment it is in.

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