When seen up close, these lifeless limbs take on new lives of their own. A tortoise reaching out for sunlight, a knarled snout hoping to catch some prey in it’s toothless jaws, fingers curling under…what do you see?
Photographed on the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand, 28 February 2013.
Onwards and upwards
We’re having an idyllic summer … I have never seen the lake so calm or found it as warm as it now is.
Photographed this week at Lake Taupo, New Zealand.
It’s no wonder Tchaikovsky was inspired to create a ballet honouring these exquisite creatures.
Photographed on Lake Taupo, New Zealand.
In the last light of day
Sunset … silhouette of flax bush against the shoreline.
Photographed at Lake Taupo, New Zealand.
Early morning reverie
Early morning is often a time for contemplation, reflection and dreams – just as these two young men appeared to be doing when I snapped them. Maybe, they hadn’t been to bed …
But they were certainly soaking up the opportunity to bask in the hot pool’s warmth in solitude – or so they thought. A few seconds later, my second photo shows them looking at me – the invader!
I didn’t stop to chat.
Location: On the shore of Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Early morning is the perfect time for a graceful glissade
Stillness above belies the strength of movement below.
Photographed on Lake Taupo, New Zealand, Easter 2012.
My heart soars when the sun sets
The beauty of our changing sky never ceases to amaze me.
From the pink, sometimes orange, sometimes red hues of the early morning to the drama of the setting sun. I love it…
I love it when I have the time to just stop and admire. To watch it as it changes and to try and capture its beauty.
When I took this photo in April of the sky above Lake Taupo, it was one of many. I went out every morning and every evening with my camera. I stood at the lakeside and waited. This is my favourite – it speaks to me. Maybe it’s the lone figure in silhouette.
I hope it speaks to you to…