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, February 19, 2012

Shadowy Swanston Colours

Deep shadows in Swanston Street Melbourne play round a curbside floral display.

Bright shining flowers
Do you feel like champions
Breaking down shadows

In the crucible of shadows languish the secret colours of life ~ Gemma Wiseman

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Laura said...

beautiful shadows Gemma...I like the question you pose to the flowers.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

This is gorgeous .. and YES ! the colours triumph over the shadows no doubt of that at all .. it gives me hope our Spring will eventually be arriving ?
Beautiful shot Gemma !
Joy : )

Kelly said...

It's like the flowers are in the spotlight. Beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, colorful shadow shot for the day, Gemma! I love it! Looks so warm and sunny and cheerful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with delightful shadows!


Ralph said...

The flowers are resplendent, the brilliant hue adding a glow to the dark and cool shadows. A lovely urban oasis!

Cassie said...

Love the flowery Shadow Shot!! Have a great weekend.

robin. said...

i am longing for flowers...will be loving yours for now!!!

Full-On-Forward said...

Their is every Texture of shadow under the Sun in this capture! AWESOME!!


Sallie ( said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful shadows!

Gemma, with Blogger's change, your word verification is almost impossible to read now. It will be a small miracle if this goes through.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Ah! That riot of color is much welcomed here where it is still barren from winter.

Anne said...

Beautiful colours for me to enjoy, as we have a bit of snow today!!

Catherine said...

lovely colours in this shot...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful composition and light.

Regards and best wishes

Unknown said...

Beautiful Summer shadow shots..

theconstantwalker said...

A wonderful sunny image Gemma..
It's cold and wet here so this has just warmed me up no end..
As I write this it's over two hours from my birtday (19th) but I have just noticed from your comments I have already reached 56 in Oz..

Take care xx

Lea said...

Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!
Lea's Menagerie

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love the exquisite light and shadows and lights.

Dianne said...

deep shadows and bright flowers

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh I love those different colors of celosia!

Kay L. Davies said...

Incredible colours, Gemma, and I love your quotation. Beautiful photo, beautiful quote.

RNSANE said...

Such a beautiful and brilliant display of color to cheer up the soul....mine is at:

Lighthousegal said...

Beautiful photo. The flowers are so brightly colored and beautiful. The sun and shadow enhances their beauty.

Maggie said...

Lovely floral lacy shadows.
Thanks for visiting Normandy!

BLOGitse said...

I miss Australia!
Just today saw a pics of my son's new flat in Sydney...and they have sea salt pool near by...and the sun.
I'm soon back to snowy Finland again, snif. But. Spring will come! :)

Anonymous said...

i agree about the great composition of light

darla said...


Eden said...

Very nice. Love it.

NatureFootstep said...

so lovely with all those flowers in the shade. :)

Sallie ( said...

Beautiful summer time!



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