Hinemoana

 Posted by on November 9, 2011  Add comments
Nov 092011
 
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The rainbow across the bay drew me to set up tripod, but it was the rhythm of the wave surge backwards and forwards across the intersection of land and water that had me entranced, remote in hand and slow shutter speed to see the completeness of each movement in the symphony.

Ebb and flow, surf smoothed stones clattering against each other, rolling to and fro, sucked by the ocean, surrendering to the power of the tide. Pink evening light drawing pastel tones across the water and the wind reduced to a whisper. Waves rolled in regardless, magnified by the steep shoreline, oblivious to all calls of gentleness in the landscape, Hinemoana clawing her fingers again and again across the skin of Papa.

An absolute awareness that above, all soft and stillness belied the force and energy below. Tangaroa, Kiwa, Hinemoana, Wainui – all aspects of the ocean and it's varying moods, aspects of our own subconscious. Untainted in this remote and protected place.

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  2 Responses to “Hinemoana”

  1. I get a distinct feeling of going downhill in to this image. It is almost a 3-D effect of sorts that I don’t recall ever experiencing in a photograph. I honestly could not describe the ‘center of interest’ in technical terms but there is soft resting spot just on the near side of the breaking water. Maybe I’m tired and it looks like a nice place to take a nap, but I rather like the unexpected invitations offered up despite the turmoil that you have described.

    • Your comments are what makes this site so great, thanks for taking the time to explain what you see there – it really helps to get another perspective – brings out another dimension. Looking at the images I made at that time I keep being amazed at the apparent serenity at the surface while at the same time being fully cognizant of the power below. There was no way that I would have stepped into the water at that point. Tony would have a field day with those thoughts!

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