Walking up a hill to get to the Gannet colony and then standing there whilst out of breath and sucking in big mouthfuls of air makes you realise that firstly you are unfit and secondly the stench of bird poo is so bad you don't want to breathe, so now you have a dilemma, carry on up the hill or deal with this putrid smell. While I was making this life-changing decision along came Kunal @kunalkumarphoto who was out to capture sunset as well. We chatted and went our ways as both of us were looking for a good spot. Fisherman's rock was my plan but the tide was still too high and I didn't want a soaking and after every shot have to clean the lens glass, so I made my way down to Maori bay and was shortly joined by Kunal and we waited and captures the sunset and remained there until it was just getting dark and then made our way up the cliff face to the car park and away home.
Frames within frames formed with motion and multiple exposures. Photo painting an old farmhouse bathed in glorious light gives it a new persona. It's a way to see - looking closely at elements that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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Here’s another from Chemical Beach. There used to be a glass factory directly above the beach. The waste glass was dumped into the water. To this day you can still find colourful glass, smoothed by the waters. •
I think beach photography is my favourite. What is yours?•
As life evolves, opens up, it doesn’t become easier – it becomes fulfilled. It isn’t nice. It is real.
Conflicts and tensions arise, but they are accepted... Success and failure become the wrong paradigm. Life is no longer an achievement, it is a grace and, at its best, we become co-creators with the Self, the Divine within us. At other times, well, I always have the responsibility to be devoted to my inner voice, but I am not in charge.
It is the tension and suffering we experience in our transformational conflicts that generate creativity. The realization that growing in creativity, love and potential rests on the archetype of transformation as its vehicle, and the death of the old self begins with loss, injury, conflict, betrayal, disillusionment, and disaster, and the acceptance of this reality brings the “peace that passeth all understanding.” The results of this kind of work are not immediate and spectacular... The results show up as we reflect on our lives and, over time, we realize our life has slowly become miraculous.
Do we dare to live this way? Do we dare to live a life whose arc will follow a pattern determined by the Self, not by our culture, our egos, or our fear? -Bud Harris, Jungian Analyst from Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to Living a Life of Substance
Fire and Ice.
This is my longest edit yet, it took me over 2 yrs to get this file to my liking. I processed this image at least 20-40 different times over the last 2 yrs and never liked the result. I think finally I have something I'm happy with. What do you think?
Again, this is not meant to be seen as a square crop. Head over to my website to see the full and correct version.