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Weekly photo challenge: Lost in the details



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.

Weekly photo challenge: Dreaming

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

At the close of day – the wondrous sky

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…