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  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lilith __,

    this soft milky light

    That picture is beautiful and true.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18503 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ross Mason,

    eye saw thru the prism…

    What colours do you see when you write poetry?

    gee, um, Ross
    I dunno that I do write poetry

    I think its more like shards, pottery,
    with bits missing, rustled potsherds,
    No wheeling kaleidoscopic colours
    a felt continuum, spectral tendrils
    maybe a bluesy buzzing at 600 THz
    or a flicker of mean reds at 800nm
    absorption in absurd emissions
    CMYK focal impressions
    Bugger RGB GUI projections
    just word roulette
    drawing blanks
    until the killer
    click, fires…


    or if we are going for
    the mining analogy…

    sometimes when deadpanning
    amidst the mud and gravel
    a little colour glisters
    and when punning
    occasionally sloshed
    words spill, leaving
    a whit of sparkle
    or a crock…


    now this guy is a poet…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vU5MmSdQppQ

    dunno why that came thru as a link
    and not as a video panel like they usually do
    I didna do the linky 'code' bracket thingy,
    computers, eh!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Here is some soft light from the south. Marlborough Sounds. This is actually from the same flight as the picture of Grassmere on page 5 (that was such an epic flight for photos out the window)

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston, in reply to Lilith __,

    Lilith - its a special picture - yeah not the "hard enamel blue" of a South Island day but that liminal hue where sky and sea reflect each other so well that the horizon is barely holding the line between the two. I have been on the water in that light its a special place.
    Thank you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Another soft light one. Albatross and Gull. Taiaroa Head.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to David Hood,

    mottle the hue pool...

    Here is some soft light from the south

    a slice of heaven
    stolen light
    the elegant marbles

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to David Hood,

    OOoo – wings too big for a gull/ mollymawk at least (fella at the back)

    lovely pic - I really need to get back on a boat-




    -

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to David Hood,

    Here is some soft light from the south

    Nice pic, David. And I particularly like your one of St Clair beach. I didn't mean we never have soft light down here, just not usually when the sky is clear. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    I have no idea what this plant was, but it was coming into its autumn colours in a fairly inconsistent way (Dunedin Botanic Gardens).

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Cheers, Russell and Richard. I find it hard to look at some of the hills in Auckland City without thinking of Peter Siddell’s work. His pictures are a little bit unearthly but they could almost be real, with that soft, directionless light, and rolling green hills covered with perfect villas.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Here is some soft light from the south

    a slice of heaven
    stolen light
    the elegant marbles

    ...
    There is so little soft anywhere south
    -o, I think of those child’s shin guards
    made against matagouri, and the loving
    much-washed muka that was a nappy lining
    and an inner cape -like careful pouches – sewn
    into a coarse sleeping mat- which helped an arthritic elder
    gain a good night’s sleep (it was full of titi down…)
    -other than those
    it was warm arms and helping hands
    and a close nurturing body-
    and our usual human joys
    -love expressed in song, humming, small momentary distracting toys-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to David Hood,

    it was coming into its autumn colours in a fairly inconsistent way

    Holy crap, that plant must have got dressed in the dark.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

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    I made these for my daughters' tenth birthday.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1296 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Most do!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Richard Aston,

    Lilith – its a special picture – yeah not the “hard enamel blue” of a South Island day but that liminal hue where sky and sea reflect each other so well that the horizon is barely holding the line between the two. I have been on the water in that light its a special place.

    My week is made. You used "liminal" in a fitting and concrete sense.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18503 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston,

    our usual human joys

    Lovely line Islander

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Most do!

    Yes, I thought that after I'd written it. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Lovely writing all round, folks. Thank you.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    One morning in Waiuta, a ghost town near Reefton. A hard-edged day in a hard-edged place.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Deborah,

    And to Deborah- I'd have to fight younger family members for these in the flesh...which is why I wont bother to on-send for a day or 2 yet...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Leathem,

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    Christmas toes.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2011 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    So much good stuff here it's taken a long time to catch up, so many I might respond to, but here's one for a sea horizon in clear southern light - the crowded roofs of South Dunedin from Eglinton Rd Mornington outside my daughter's place two weeks ago. I like it that the road disappears over its own curving horizon too.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston, in reply to Deborah,

    Oh Deborah - I never thought cup cakes could be such holy things - you are a magician.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Great photos and words peeps.
    Kohu Kohu New Years day 198?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Sumner beach after a storm. An inconstant horizon.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

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