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)


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Seagull and Shadow

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Seagull and shadow at Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
Shadow Shot Sunday #128

Softly rippling light
Winged shadow rests on water
Gentle Zen moment

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jabblog said...

I expected to see Shadow with the gull :-) Great capture!

sarayutouched said...

very zen moment indeed gemma. a moment of calmness settled over me as soon as a saw this photo. thank you!! hope all is well in your world.


cyclopseven said...

As you immerse yourself in it, it really becomes a zen moment. Beautiful as usual.

fredamans said...

Fantastic shot!

The seagull morphs into a rubber ducky in shadow!

Sylvia K said...

I couldn't agree more, Gemma, the perfect zen moment! It does impart such a sense of peace! Hope your weekend is going well! Thanks for the beauty!


Ralph said...

He looks as if he is being a bit introspective here. Standing on the wet sand as his feet sink slowly into the muck, he appears to not be in any hurry. Maybe the bird will hang around until the next tide or wave arrives, whichever comes first. The beach is a place to contemplate...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Seagull plodding through the sand,
Which is better: sea or land?
Were I you and had a choice,
I would raise my screeching voice
To elect the endless sky
And be free to fly and fly.

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shattered Shadow Shot

Paula Scott said...

It didn't run away from you! Ah...perhaps it thought that you had a parcel of food for it.
Great shot.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

I just want to bury my toes in that wonderful sand n surf, bet it's still quite cool though...I love the little ringlets from water droplets, so delicate!

Thought I'd better get to posting to you before I sat in that easy chair, you know what that brings...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...that's right! Just got home from work and would've loved to work a bit outside, such a beautiful day here in Iowa, though only 55 degrees, it's still better than 25...ha!

Had herds of dogs to do this past week, didn't get much accomplished, but tomorrow brings the sun again, so I'll be out again, bright and early into the studio finishing projects...can't wait! Sunday is usually the only full day I can work, the week is so cut up, if I don't get an early start, I usually get going for an early morning drive with the heathen, it makes for a good start to the day, as the Autumn photos are stunning and no one is out on the road that early, though the horrible winds we had last week nearly took all of the leafy splendor with them.

Hope you're getting some easy time too, at least getting to the beach, that's all it would take for me...I long for the smell of the surf, especially when the snows are flyin' here.

Have a wonderful week ahead dear sister and know that I think of you often...smooch!!!


Dimple said...

It is a gentle moment. I like the gull shadow and the little ripple shadows also.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great shot, very calm and relaxing.

Beverley Baird said...

Great shot! It almost looks like the gull is testing the water!
Have agreat Hallowe'en!

Cassie said...

Great ShadowShot! You're photos are so professional looking. Hope you're having a great weekend.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shot!

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Rinkly Rimes said...

Those thin thin legs barely cast a shadow! How do they balance on them?

Hey Harriet said...

I'm very much enjoying this zen moment. Ohm.........

Lovely photo and poem Gemma. Also the 'footprints' photo in the post above is magic!

With the weekend nearly over already, I hope you have a super week ahead :)

BLOGitse said...

Gentle Zen moment - beautiful!
Have a good week ahead!

Dianne said...

those tiny little legs! so delicate looking
beautiful shot

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, restful picture. I could look at it all day and imagine my toes in the water. Wonderful to get birds to pose for you!!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

LauraX said...

Do you ever wonder if a bird is aware of his/her shadow on the beach???



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