Titirangi Storyteller

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Why? Why not?

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I have a print of this on my office wall. A friend commented, saying his first reaction was, “Why would anyone take this photo?” I was a mite stumped – after all, there are a million reasons, but none of the them particularly compelling. Then he said, “Thank God someone did.” And I smiled. And it stuck with me, because I have no idea why I took it, or why it is one of my favourites. It just is.

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Written by Titirangi Storyteller

03/02/2011 at 9:53 pm

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  1. one of my favourite one so far along with yesterdays. the composition, the light. this one has the landscape breathing.

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    kolembo

    04/02/2011 at 2:54 am

  2. Thank you… I’m consciously pushing them right now, trying to get them to the ‘next level’… of course those two were boht taken on the south island – there is no more photogenic place on earth…

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  3. Whoever made that comment obviously has no sense of mystery, no sense of whimsy, no sense of communion with nature. This is one of very favorite photos: the path alongside the mossy-covered rocks, the bare branches–it all reminds me of so many places in the mountains that I love, and I’ll bet that the smell was wondrous to inhale.

    You are doing great work.

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    poietes

    13/02/2011 at 10:37 am

    • Actually, I think this photo changed my friend’s mind… but I guess it is difficult because it is dark and no dramatic beam of light coming through… I love images (not just mine) that make you/me do a little work…

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