Posts Tagged ‘Autumn’

Magic Mushrooms – Collabor:8

May 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, technically they aren’t mushrooms or magic, but they look cool. These toadstools were growing in the shade of a tree down by Lake Okaraka near Rotorua. I couldn’t help but photograph them early in the morning under the dew. I’ve also cheated and put up three photos, for the purposes of art i’ll call them a triptych. I thought they worked well in a series 🙂

Life seems to be remarkable like that, where other things decay, life can spring forth. Its a balance of fragility and robustness that almost doesn’t make sense. Yet we have to live with it all around us, Life and decay, fragility and robustness, beauty and ugliness.
Life is full of contrasts.

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Picnicking – Collabor:8

May 1, 2010 Leave a comment
Last week Hannah and I went for a picnic in the domain. Enjoying a nice sunny day, and restfully lay under the canopy of the trees slowly loosing their leaves. We should really do that more often. I took this just after we had eaten and were about to settle down for some reading (Hannah) and sleeping (me)…

Shutter 1/50 f/7.1 ISO 100 Focal Length: 250mm

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Autumnal-ness – Collabor:8

April 15, 2010 4 comments
I really have no idea if autumnal-ness is a word, but I set out today to try and capture a bit of Autumn. Unfortunately, the trees are almost ready to shed en-mass, but they are not quite there yet. I remember from last Autumn, there is a magical few days where the shedding gets serious, and it can look amazing.

As we move into Autumn, we prepare for winter and are then greeted by spring. In many ways, being on chemo, I’m in the Autumn of my life, preparing for the Winter. I’m just not entirely sure that there will be a spring though.

Sometimes the seasons come to an abrupt end, lets hope I might get to glimpse some spring.

Shutter: 1/80, f/11, ISO 200, 18mm.

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