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, December 12, 2010

Shadowy Silent Spaces

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Early morning, on the last two days of school, when just teachers (and no students) walked the floors, I took a series of shots to capture the hollow silence round rooms and doors.
Shadow Shot Sunday #134

Empty silent rooms
Shadows peek through silent doors
Like wandering souls


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Genie said...

This shot is SO is beautiful. I have been so busy with school and upper respiratory issues I have been OFF the computer for a while.I am finding that if I am on it for a long time at night, I cannot get to sleep...Not good! I have NOT forgotten you and all of my friends. Will get back into the routine again sooner than later. Miss you all.

Y. Ikeda said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog.
I like your blog name, BTW!
I could imagine green leaves growing by the door from the shadows. Great capture and composition.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Ralph said...

A natural and shadowy canopy of foliage permeates - minus students, the calm allow you to reflect on the beauty that surrounds the school. A solitude to catch your thoughts...

Sylvia K said...

Love the shadows and reflections and the feeling of peace and tranquility that you always manage to capture, Gemma! And these same qualities are reflected in your words! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


EG Wow said...

Beautiful shadows of summer!

Tom Hilton said...

Nice--the absences are palpable in this.

Martha Z said...

Your words wlee reflect what my eyes see in this shot.

Beverley Baird said...

Such lovely shadows! With no student sthe school will certainly be still! We still have a week of school beofre 2 weeks of Xmas holidays.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

And truly, silence is golden, I bet you're in heaven right now...summer, no kids, no papers...

I've been so lax of late on my blogging, guess I've been on sabbatical, just running out of time. Just as I get started on the blog in the morning, my dogs start rolling in, then by the time I get home from working in the shop, the shorter days have me pooped and unwilling to even turn on the computer, but that should change after the rush and hubbub of the holidays are it over yet???!

We had a holiday open house today and were swamped, there were 3 of us at the counter most of the day. I was antsy because an ice storm was brewing, by the time I left work it was over, but a thin layer of ice was all over the highway...needless to say, it was a long, white-knuckled 7 mile drive 25 mph...argh! I only fish-tailed once, so all is well, home safe...snow tomorrow they say!

Well anyway, please enjoy your summer for me, that would please me a great deal and I'll just sit back(in the warmth) and enjoy your summer photos, dearest friend!

Have a wonderful holiday and big woolly hugs from the Heartland...USA!!!


Rinkly Rimes said...

I think I can hear the echoes of their voices!

Hey Harriet said...

Beautiful photo and I bet that silence is sounding very sweet! You've been having storms also? I hope you managed to get back to sleep. There's nothing worse than not being able to sleep! You may need to indulge in an afternoon nap to make up for it. Have a super week Gemma :)

Cassie said...

A schoolchild's dream! The sound of silence. Fine ShadowShot Gemma.

Shirley said...

The silence must have been a welcome respite from the high decibals of children's voices. This photo is peaceful. I like that.

Anonymous said...

It's like there are layers of shadow and reflection in the door - very nice :)

Dianne said...

the light is so warm
and the shadows are crisp

Kelly said...

Such a wealth of shadows here! I especially like the grass shadows at the bottom.

sarayutouched said...

what a welcoming doorway...a charming place to come and rest awhile. it is peaceful and calming to my soul gemma. i needed that today...thank you my friend.

Arija said...

Yes, shadows have a way of creeping up on one. I like yours.

Emakesart said...

Wow. What a beautiful blog filled with so many lovely photos and words. This shadow shot is wonderful. I hope you have a great week.




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