21.11.11

Something happens between me, the camera and mother nature








































Something happens in between the photographs being taken and this page being published which has created a magnetic pull on my imagination.

A hawk settles on a rock outside my window, a flock of starlings swoop down over the lake, the sun appears through a grey letter box in the sky. Sometimes I am supposed to be working and so I type on, (such discipline!) Sometimes I run with the camera, wanting another fix of those little hairs which stand up on the back of the neck, at a new view on the world, a simple moment of happiness which I know I can  share later.

As I pull on the wellies yet again, I feel a warm glow. I suppose I have taken thousands of photographs in these little fields, but never too many! I cannot believe that every outing although just 5 minutes from the backdoor will yield a new crop of images. No I can't believe it........ I am challenged every day to believe it. The more I see..... the more I see.......

Nature presents her treasures, and I just go along with the plan. Today it was these little borage flowers. I have seen them all summer and photographed them many times but as they survive through the winter they draw me in again. Strange mild weather, surprising flowerings, so far so good....... we are still here.

As another grey day reveals itself this morning, I am still looking at the same view, the same fields, the same 5 minutes of space between me and the rest of the world. Doubt creeps in..... but then I remember that something will happen again between me the camera and mother nature....... the next images will somehow be revealed.......



P.S. #thankyouday (Irish Hospice Foundation) warmest thank you to all the bloggers, commenters, tweeters and other supporters out there. Every little bit of your encouragement and contribution has been so important, and it continues to be lovely to share with ye, that's all........



20 comments:

  1. Piękne zdjęcia, a ostatnie przypomina raczej lecącego kolorowego owada, niż kwiat :-). Pozdrawiam

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  2. Dziękuję za miły komentarz i chciałam wytłumaczyć, że "jedzonko" dla ptaszków rośnie w miejscu w którym mieszkam, a nie w ogrodzie. Nic więc z niego nie robię :-). Pozdrawiam

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  3. "The more I see..... the more I see......."

    That's very true. I love your photos. Keep them coming.

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  4. Very true. There are many beautiful things around us if only we pay attention.

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  5. We step into one another's worlds through the camera yet the same sun is seen by us all.

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  6. To me your enthuasism reveals your connection with your place and how much you love being there.

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  7. It's beautiful to read and see how you enjoy the world around you.
    Have a nice week
    Marijke

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  8. I think writing a blog has made me much more aware of the world around me - things that you pass every day take on a new significance. I love the photo that looks like a lilac butterfly.

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  9. Beautiful photos of borage... which has come back into bloom here in Tipperary too!

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  10. They're pretty! Flower and landscape photos are some things I can't get enough of. ;) Love the color! ♥

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  11. ...and the more i stare at your photos, something happens to me too! ...the more I long for a lens with f1.4 or f1.8 or a close-up or macro to get what you are getting. And now I feel envious, because we have lots of wonderful things here too, to be captured beautifully and given justice as awesome as yours!

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  12. I adore photographing borage for many of the same reasons...the connection to Mother Earth...it is a wonderful feeling...fabulous post!!!

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  13. Интересный цветок. Сказочный!)

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  14. What beautiful color and texture. Very positive is the "magnetic pull on your imagination." Thank you for sharing your + charge.
    Jeanette

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  15. the borage flowers look like they're flying birds :)

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  16. Such a photogenic bloom and a good photographer capturing it.

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  17. The smallest things are often the prettiest. Great images, magical colors!

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  18. I think borage is a wonderful flower to photograph. It's a brute and takes over the garden when I am not looking but I am loathe to pull it up completely. Your shots from different angles are really great.

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  19. Beautiful colors - nice photography ~

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  20. I am loving your photographs. You are quite talented. Nice to have found your blog. Also nice to see another Irish blogger about. Greetings, Sunny from Stone Art's Blog.

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