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Twilight Time

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Muriwai Twilight


Okay – perhaps it was not as grey as I declared it was yesterday… but you can’t argue that there is no absence of warmth here… those waters were fierce and the wind was wild. The sky is deceptively calm as the gannets, seagulls and terns swooped in and out so fast, they don’t even show up on this long exposure…

I wish they were there. Or maybe a boat. Or a whale spouting off in the distance. You can never find a whale when you need one, can you?


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24/01/2013 at 11:56 pm

The church at twilight

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21/11/2012 at 8:17 pm

Dancer on the beach

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Just a quick one tonight… Went to Piha Beach this evening to shoot the sunset and a dancer who came to dance for a group of photographers. Sadly, she got lost on the way so we didn’t get to shoot her in the best light. I did get some nice stuff though and am especially fond of this impressionist shot.

Quite a long exposure with another photographer’s flash throwing a bit of light on her in the middle of the exposure. She was a wonderful dancer – but it occurs to me she looks a bit unsteady on her feet – like a wave might come and sweep her away.

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10/03/2012 at 11:21 pm

Twilight in the Garden of Eden

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Sorry I’ve been AWOL the last week… funny thing when you commit to a 366 day project… Obviously I take it seriously, since I am in the second year now. This is actually the 457th photo since September 2010 – excluding reruns when I went on holiday and such. And every so often I just have no inspiration – every photo seems flat, lifeless, nothing happening. And when even nothingness can interest me – well, it’s time for a wee chill.

I suppose a bit of the lacklustre-ness of the moment is its sense of a rite of passage with my daughter getting married. Of course I am happy for her and her new husband and the day was wonderful.

But I think for parents, and maybe even moreso for grandparents, it marks a change in the order of things, passing of the torch. As it should be. But one feels one’s oats. One looks in the mirror and a little bit of its magic has worn off. How could so much time have passed so quickly. It does not feel so long ago when I stood on the edge of life, drinking it all in, trying to be brave, trying to be strong, trying to be sure.

It is all good and all right and the way it is supposed to be. It’s life. I guess it’s a ride that you got on somewhere without realising and there’s no getting off until it’s over…

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29/02/2012 at 10:14 pm

Twilight Time

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When the day is gone but night has not yet begun – that’s when the children who are going to end up on Santa’s naughty list come out and play.

He he he… they still get Christmas presents and they have more fun. Shhh… don’t tell!

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24/02/2011 at 10:47 pm

Twilight in the Desert

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The most beautiful time to be in any desert, anywhere… when the heat of the sun has passed, but before the chill of night takes hold. Shadows catch every nuance of the dunes, which look a bit like waves on the ocean. This is in a remote area of the United Arab Emirates – a couple of hours out of Dubai. I could never find my way back – even with a camel.

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09/02/2011 at 10:36 pm

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