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 28, 2012

Chess at Boneo

Shadowy outdoor chess game at the Boneo Maze and Wetlands on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula

Quietly waiting
Waiting to make a wise move
Game of shadow play

Linking to: Shadow Shot Sunday 2


Sylvia K said...

I love the outdoor chess set! And what a wonderful shadow shot for the day!! It would be fun to watch a game being played on this!! Hope your weekend is going well, Gemma! Enjoy!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love gigantic chess pieces! I saw my first set of them several years ago in Amsterdam, long before I ever thought of being a shadow hunter. Next time I stumble upon a Big Chess Board, I'll have my camera at the ready, thanks to your reminder-by-photo!

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colleen said...

Love it! It looks larger than life.

Ralph said...

I like the shadows and gameboard - each piece is almost a full sized kings, knights and such. A true role-playing game...

Genie said...

What a great haiku to accompany such a cool shot. I really do like it. How I wish I'd learned how to play chess when I was young. The boards and chess men are so beautiful. The shadows you were able to capture here are especially nice. genie

Norma Ruttan said...

I love the look! My husband would have been playing with anyone.

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robin. said...

i love the idea of playing a giant game of chess...even tho i no longer know how to play. excellent shadow shot gemma.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love these shadows Gemma....what a fun sculpture to see outdoors!

Paula Scott said...

What a cool thing to have outside! Do people play that particular chess game?

MyMaracas said...

Nice haiku to go with the photo. I like that the black pieces are in shadow, a gathering of dark forces.

DeniseinVA said...

I love the photo of the large chess board, and your haiku.

Margaret Gosden said...

A wonderful all-in-one-thought with photo!

Lighthousegal said...

Love this photo. Lovely shadows on an interesting item. Great capture.
Happy Sunday!

Gillena Cox said...

that large outdoor chess set is really nice; and you got some good shadows

much love...

Chubskulit Rose said...

Now those are some big chess set. I wonder if I could ever lift them hehehe.

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Have a great week ahead!



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