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, August 3, 2008

Shadow Me

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A brief flurry of winter sunshine at Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
Shadow Shot Sunday prompt #11

You made me take you
I didn't wanna do it
I didn't wanna do it
You made me take you
A shadow of my journey
A shadow of my lifetime
You made me claim you
A kind of other sculpture
A kind of other beauty
And could it really be
Another me
Or just
A few notes: That is me rugged up to the hilt! I have a black velvet, Beatle kind of cap on, a coat and jeans! And that thing you see sticking out at the side is an umbrella looped into my jeans so I have hands free for pics! I am ready for all weathers!


maryt/theteach said...

Gemma, that's a great photo of you! I love it! :)

jams o donnell said...

Wonderful photo. I love your blog. great posts!

Jeannelle said...

Your blog is beautiful! Thank you for visiting my SkyWatch post!

Jeques said...


the shot is interesting. I have a semilar self portrait of myself, of my shadow and I thought it is ghostly, the "me" that is separated and yet connected to me.

Your poem fully express the thought and I share your sentiments of the other "You," which is you detached yet coneected.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

paisley said...

you are indeed ... i liked this,, kind of like a you,, even you can see...

Anonymous said...

Step by step in this virtal world, and today, lo and behold me with you. Australia did not see far - the fact today is not nothing far. Your blog is excellent - You are a true artist written word,
I will read you in the future -
I wish you all the best!

SandraRee said...

This is one of those perfect shots! On the beach! Love this shadow shot, Gemma! Well done!

(my shadow shot is over on my new blog "Aimer")

Petrus said...

Picture of your shadow - good idea ..

Unknown said...

I love the shadow with the beach as the background. The perspective is striking!

Hey Harriet said...

Looks like a chilly spot! Glad you're all rugged up Gemma! I like the sound of your black velvet Beatle cap, way fancier than my daggy beanies ;) Great photo & poem!

A Wild Thing said...

Good to see the sun down under, makes the cold not so cold.


Gina said...

Wonderful SS...great to see you're enjoying the beach in winter..I love how quiet it is..sometimes you can get the whole beach to yourself! :D

LingoVise Says... said...

Very cool shot!! Love it.

Anonymous said...

This is great Gemma, love the beach in winter, you can stay in the sun and really enjoy it without getting too hot, well done! :0)

Rosebud Collection said...

Gemma, a great shot as usual..Really beautiful..Hope you were at Rosebud beach..ha, ha..

Anonymous said...

I love this shadow shot and the background. Your poetry is icing on the cake.


~michelle pendergrass said...


Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Love the photo! If only our winters looked like that...



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