Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Late Autumn Forest On A WaterColour Canvas

I came upon this scene, while out photographing with a friend. A flock of geese had just been swimming through the calm water, leaving this rippling reflection in it's wake.

The title of this photo is "Late Autumn Forest On A WaterColour Canvas"

[Nikon D300, Nikon 16-85mm @ 45mm, ISO 400, f/4.8, 1/200]

If this were a poem,
instead of a photograph,
each tree would lie within its own stanza,
each rippled ending would be a rhyme.

Whether the scene is created with light, or words, or water, or paint,
there is no mistaking the almost primal call
with which trees and water can draw us beyond our fragile selves.
The enduring forest, the ever present sea, dwarfs our briefest of existence
when set against the possibility
of the same view that generations of our ancestors enjoyed.

Perhaps it is that enduring sense
of grandeur and timelessness
that lures us often
from our urban dwellings
to be renewed within a forest walk,
a wondrous mountain view,
or the feel of sand against our toes
as we stroll the beach along a summer shoreline.

And recognizing
if even for just a moment
our connection,
our fellowship
with the nature around us,
we pause and breathe it in:
that sense of peace,
that sense of renewal,
that sense of life itself.


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  1. Not sure which I like more - the photo or the writing. Very nice. :)

  2. Wow! Love this one out of all the entries!