Friday, July 13, 2012

Impressionist Lake View Photographs of lake Rotorua from Kawaha Point


                    This  hazy view

                         of still waters running shallow on a  lake, next to a wharf

                       with the setting sun

                       reflected and shadowed

             was a waiting for me as though I  had never left it.

               I knew the hues to be muted, inky  and sombre and iced like a cake with slices of gold.

             The memory of time and  place  was etched in my mind, like an indelible engraving

It was a beautiful sunset last night and on dusk I  took a  detour  and walked out to my favourite  Rotorua lakeside wharf; taking some shots in the golden hour.
 I used to live in a house I  designed  at the top of the hill from this wharf.
 Thirteen years ago for thirteen years I  would walk the circuit right around Kawaha Point most days.
You don't remember things about a place until you go back to it and then everything starts flooding  in like a bunch of noisy children.
  Moments  remain  here ; they  float  in this untouched place,  I can revisit them any time I wish;  just by taking the detour.

Creative quotes of the day  
  Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours.
Doug Larson

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.
Robert Morgan

 To look backward for awhile is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it more fit for its prime function of looking forward.