A Place of Rest

 Posted by on January 24, 2014  Add comments
Jan 242014
 
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I have been watching these posts for ages and waiting for a still overcast day to make this image.  I love the way the terns perch on them and the way reflections appear only with a long exposure. In many ways this kind of photography reveals to us what we cannot immediately see.  I respond strongly to the simplicity and contrasting textures of the still and moving.  I guess that with all the turmoil of every day life I strive to eliminate everything other than what matters to me to find a place of peace and beauty.  Making these images takes time, providing the opportunity to look, feel, meditate.  Recover.

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  6 Responses to “A Place of Rest”

  1. Hi Bruce, I really love this photograph and your words about it. Well done. Ann

  2. Not only do I love the entirity of this image but I also want to respond to your words, Bruce – especially the part where you say “I respond strongly to the simplicity and contrasting textures of the still and moving. I guess that with all the turmoil of every day life I strive to eliminate everything other than what matters to me to find a place of peace and beauty”. As time has gone by I focus on what I see as symbolising those lessons and understandings that I must absorb. It is becoming a beautiful process for me, it moves me deeply when I know I am witnessing it. Your image here is one of those moments. We are surrounded by a frantic static on a daily basis, it takes practise to figure out what needs to be still and what needs to move. The rubbishy bits on the edges of my life that continually test this practice just have to disappear to give me the clarity, peace and sense of beauty that should be part of all of us. We can do it. We must do it. Beautiful image, Bruce, just beautiful.

  3. I like the simplicity of it & that is enough for me.

  4. I’ve been revisiting this image often since it first appeared in my inbox. It gives me a huge sense of peace and tranquility that my life currently lacks.
    Thanks Bruce, it’s just what the doctor ordered.

  5. I have been sitting with the image and your words and scrolled down to pen a response… that happens to be exactly what Ferg had written. “Ditto!”

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