AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Overt Freedom

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A recent moment of freedom in a Dromana carpark, Mornington Peninsula
PhotoHunt #221 ~ Free
One Single Impression #124 ~ Overt

Just an ordinary
Winter's day

Just an ordinary
In the carpark

A flurry of feet
Flying on the bars of
The trolley bay
Up the lamp-post

The shoppers glanced and
Kept walking

I gazed and
Kept the camera

One shot
One blatant

One overt, free moment

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Anonymous said... least until he hit the ground.... Hopefully, it wasn't as high up as it looks.

Mine is somewhat different....

YTSL said...

I wonder what prompted that urge to go climbing up that lamp pole! Sheer free spiritedness? :D

jams o donnell said...

Haha great take on the theme! THere arew times you've just got to go for it!

Mar said...

Free to do as he pleased! great capture for the theme. Happy weekend!


Katya said...

Free indeed! Hope he didn't Freefall!!!! That is a great capture and what a terriffic take on the theme!

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And Miles To Go... said...

LOL--wow, that must have been hard to stay up there! Happy Saturday.

noel said...


i enjoyed your interpretation of free, its nice to just free to be and hang on a lamp post!

Annie said...

What a cool sight. Really makes me smile. Wonderful take on "free" and I like your poem too!


Manang Kim said...

Hahahaha what is he doing up there? Is he being chase by a lion or a tiger? This makes me smile thanks for sharing! Happy Saturday!

CherryPie said...

Very unique take on the theme :-)

JP/deb said...

i always feel overt when photographing in public ...

wonderful image & poem!


Harshad mehta said...

"One overt, free moment

Moments which are free- overt are not many.

Wonderful take on the prompt.

gautami tripathy said...

I like how it dissolves in the mind..

hugging the stones, I meditate fervently

SandyCarlson said...

What it is to be a photographer--blatant AND secret.

Ramesh Sood said...

Lovely to know that you had a camera and a truly gifted and thinking mind to give us such an overt expression of freedom.. Very well written..

Anonymous said...

love how you caught the moment...

Tumblewords: said...

When it's there, one MUST climb it! :) Fantastic capture...

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Ohhh, how I adore "covert" photo taking and I love, love, LOVE that this turned into such a splendid poem!!

Kudos to you!

My "Overt" poem in this week's OSI -



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