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, May 6, 2012

Amazing what drifts by the shadows!

I was aiming for the palm shadows on the old Dromana shire council walls.
Then into the focus arrived this bike rider.
Not an advisable way to ride "hands free"!
But it added some character to the photo!

A free riding soul
Little thought for being safe
Trusting on instinct

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Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Gem,

Seems you're still have an awesome weather Dowunder, infact it's Autumn. It feels our summer moved to OZland, huh? We still have a very cool weather and it isn't funny when the cold winter months prolonged.

Hope you had a great Sat and a blessed Sun to come.


Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

What an unexpected treat to have the rider come in to your shot! Love the palm shadows too.

robin. said...

trusting on instinct indeed. i, as a child, thought i could close my eyes while riding my bike. yes, i ran into a tree!! oh the crazy mind of a child!! namaste gemma!!

Sylvia K said...

Perfect! And I agree with Paula, an unexpected treat indeed! It does make you wonder what they're thinking, but at that age, you're the conqueror of the world -- on the bike or off, with hands or without! Love the palm tree shadow! Hope your weekend is going well, Gemma!


Ralph said...

I hope the rider, hands free, is watching the road and not the shadow. If he doesn't pay attention, the kerb is sure to collide with the rider! tHe shadow and rider shows a scene both still and in motion-so cool!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Glad you decided not to take another shot! Love the haiku...perfect!! Happy SSS Gemma!

Kelly said...

That's a brave hands-free rider! Love the gentle shadows in the background.

Margaret Gosden said...

The palms look as relaxed as the rider. Great combinaton really!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shadows. It brings a wonderful softness to your photo.
Looks the the rider is deep in thought. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

a lovely bit of serendipity to have the cyclist turn up!

Ann said...

Perfect timing! Nice image.

theconstantwalker said...

A lovely image Gemma... many thanks for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

at least the biker was not talking in a cellphone. But he did ad to your shot. :)

genie said...

Gemma...Tis is such a lovely shadow even with the biker crashing the sight. I do not know how people ride with gripping the handlebars. I would fall over immediately. That was was the perfect place for the shadows to pop out their heads. genie

Beverley Baird said...

Love the shot and your haiku! As always!

BLOGitse said...

Shadows with a biker, good combination! :)

toby said...

That is a wonderful capture! Sorry I'm running a little late with the commenting, it's been crazy in my house :)



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