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, July 20, 2008

Luminous Shadows?

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Black and white image with lightly tinted filter.
Hey Harriet's prompt ~ Shadow Shot Sunday #9

When light and shadow
Meet on common ground
It can be difficult
To decide whether
Shadows create luminous light or
Light creates luminous shadows
Life needs the illumination of


SandraRee said...

Beautiful, beautiful shot! Good job!

A Wild Thing said...

Illuminated fairy wings, behind shadow, deceived by light...


Anonymous said...

Wow Gemma what a great shot!

Unknown said...

WHAT A SHOT!!! so dreamy and beautiful :)

Ali said...

A beautiful shot and a lovely poem!

Hey Harriet said...

OMG! This is such a beautiful photo Gemma! You sure are a wiz with the camera! All those light beams makes me think of a disco in the garden. Makes me want to dance :)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

The rays of light streaming thru are wonderful! Very dreamy

Gina said...

Beautifully done SS..very peaceful! :D

Gina said...

Beautifully done SS..very peaceful! :D

Willard said...

I love the shot, especially the rays of light streaming into the photograph!

paisley said...

this is ever so true,, as how can we appreciate the light if it isn't tinged with darkness...

Jeques said...


Your photograph is ethereal, like some heavenly bodies descend to earth in a mystical apparition. And you captured this rare apparition with your camera. What more, you cloth it with your words to make it unforgettable.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Anonymous said...

Heavenly! Yes, as you've written: "Life needs the illumination of light and shadow." Wonderful shot and words.




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