Pukaki Storm 20 July 2015

 Posted by on August 3, 2015  Add comments
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In May last year I visited the same place and made an image of a storm in the mountains. In my posting I noted that:

“Every time I go out with my camera I hope for the magic that takes an ordinary scene to one that lifts my soul to dizzying heights. A place of reverence. A symphony playing its magic on the landscape, creating a moment that sears the mind. A special moment so rare to find, so fleeting and easy to miss. I live for these beautiful moments that reveal something special about the landscape and illuminate feelings deeply buried, they fill me with awe and inspiration. Something revealed. For just an instant I feel God’s beautiful breath as it warms my soul, I feel frighteningly alive, changed forever.”

I never thought that on my very next visit a storm would come racing across the same lake, having the same effect on me as experienced the last time. This time it was not the “thin blue line” that got a hold of my soul but the power of the storm. My treatment of this tries to bring out the energy I witnessed from the outside AND the energy I felt on the inside. “For just an instant I feel God’s beautiful breath as it warms my soul, I feel frighteningly alive, changed forever”.

How lucky we are to live in a place like we do.

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  3 Responses to “Pukaki Storm 20 July 2015”

  1. This makes me feel very small…….

    and that sums up the feeling I get in that part of our country very well

  2. Love it. The power of Nature mixed with the power of B&W photography a good recipe .

  3. It has to be good because it is black and white!!!!!!!
    Woops, Bruce, I really mean it is a great image with mood and power.
    Which, of course, is so suited to black and white – there I go, lapsing again.

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