Sunday, November 7, 2010

Creativity is taking time to soak and dream...Polynesian Spa, Rotorua, altered view...

 Lit pathway to outside pools remind me of a  glow worm  grotto 

 Ghost bather's words, echo 
 This weekend was devoted to the garden; weeding, planting potatoes, flowering shrubs and cleaning up the mess left by the fallen poplar.

 As you probably can imagine wrenching out buttercup and dock plants is hard on the back.

 We usually go here at least twice a month and really like the private pools best  because they are peaceful and secluded. It's like being in your own personal rock pool. The stone floor is heated in the changing area and they massage your feet. .

There is also a mosaic and rock  re creation of a volcano that I like, near the entrance to the private pools.

When I have been to the same place over one hundred times before it is easy for me to yearn for travel to exotic countries to attain the perfect shot and  I can sometimes overlook perfect photogenic experiences that surround me.

 The Polynesian Spa is one of the top 10 spas in the world.  The staff are always pleasant, welcoming and helpful and the pools are always clean and well maintained.

 The following taken at the Polynesian spa contain  photos for expanding the imagination. You wouldn't see them in a tourist brochure.
They represent the area of photography that I am interested  in exploring... the unseen..the imaginary

It's a matter of training the eye to see the wonder so you can make up stories that contain strands of reality woven into a ketes of  fantasy

What favourite places do you go to that help you to see the world though new eyes?

                                 Polynesian Spa glass blocks distorted  and polarised.

                                     Bathing costumes from the shop looking like a crystal ball or water droplet.

Creativity Quote of the day:
We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in there between the domestic chores and obligations. I'm not sure we deserve such big A-pluses for that.
Toni Morrison

 Ps: Next post I am going to talk about focusing on your favourite things... watch this space tomorrow.

Posterised sign.

Lights over looking Sulphur Bay, like fireworks.

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