”As the images unwind  Like the circles that you find  In the windmills of your mind” Michel Jean Legrand

“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.”  ― Virginia Woolf

Going Home …

“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged…. Home.”  ― J. Maarten Troost Inspired by Lens-Artists … More Going Home …

Dawn in Banff

Standing on the Bow Valley Terrace of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in the spring of 2014, watching the eastern flank of Cascade Mountain glow as dawn approaches …. having watched many sunrises in many places, this was and still is one of the most special moments from my Rocky Mountain journey … breathing the frozen … More Dawn in Banff

The Shores of Valinor

I’ve been shooting bio-luminescence along the Jervis Bay shoreline now for a few years – where it appears unexpectedly, and on this particular night a few months ago, the whole length of the beach was alight with blue as small waves lapped against the sand leaving lines of sparkling fairy dust while Mars and a … More The Shores of Valinor

Soft, Shining Peace

Silence Falls The echoes die,the smoke-clouds thin and pass,The cannons are, like statues, dumb and cold:Silent the crosses wait, and in the grassThe spent shells gleam like gold.All spent he lay and dreamed till the moment came:Now, waking with a cry, he looks, all wonderTo see the empty sky hurl down no flame:To hear no … More Soft, Shining Peace

Forever Young

At dawn of April 25, 1918 three years after the landing at Gallipoli, the Australian Imperial Force broken through the German entrenchment at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France.By the next day the town was secured creating a new front line to the east. The town did not fall into enemy hands for the rest of WWI, … More Forever Young

Awakening

Grass Trees (Xanthorrhoea) on the Munyunga Waraga Dhugan Trail (Murrays Loop Trail) – Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay recovering from the September 2017 Summercloud Fire.  

Water and Light 97

When you watch the sun rise so many times over the sea … through seasons, through clouds, clear skies, rain and through addiction …. you sometimes just stand there on the shoreline and watch … without the need to capture it because they are all there deep inside.But … there are days like these, when … More Water and Light 97

There are Places

“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the … More There are Places

There will be Stars

“There will be stars over the place forever; Though the house we loved and the street we loved are lost, Every time the earth circles her orbit On the night the autumn equinox is crossed, Two stars we knew, poised on the peak of midnight Will reach their zenith; stillness will be deep; There will … More There will be Stars

Crowded Sky

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” Og Mandino      

Ambient Shoreline

“You finally found my hidden shore with grains of time and ocean of the most secret secrets, violet and red; left a trail of deep blue footsteps on my glowing beach of soul, and no matter how many times tides wash the golden sand anew, your prints can never be erased. Each one a shining … More Ambient Shoreline

Intimation of Summer Days

“At first flash of Eden we race down to the sea. Standing there on freedom’s shore. Waiting for the sun. Can you feel it, Now that Spring has come? That it’s time to live in the scattered sun. Waiting for the sun … Waiting for you to Come along“ Jim Morrison  

Punishment

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” Oscar Wilde

Enchanted Shores

“On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.” J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan  

Beautiful Chaos

“Look deeper through the telescope and do not be afraid when the stars collide towards the darkness, because sometimes the most beautiful things begin in chaos.” Robert M. Drake Tarantula Nebula NGC 2070

Wave Theory

“Even nature; the restless waves, irregular trees and stars all out of line show that chaos can be beautiful!” Sophia McMaster – The Last Companion  

Calm

“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. we are both salt water mixed with air.” Nayyirah Waheed  

Blue Shores

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” Albert Einstein  

Painting the Dawn

“Of all the things we fashioned for them that they might be comforted, dawn is the one that works. When darkness sifts from the air like fine soft soot and light spreads slowly out of the east then all but the most wretched of humankind rally. It is a spectacle we immortals enjoy, this minor … More Painting the Dawn

Ice Cities

  “The only cities were of ice, bergs with cores of beryl, blue gems within white gems, that some said gave off an odor of almonds.” Annie Proulx – The Shipping News   Tracy Arm, Alaska

Darkness and Light

“So it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower. Even the majestic trees that graced and sheltered her streets were attuned to her …. and the waters of the Seine, contained and … More Darkness and Light

Winter Shores

“In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon.” Albert Camus

A Day will Come

All this world is heavy with the promise of greater things, and a day will come, one days in the unending succession of days, when beings, beings who are now latent in our thoughts and hidden in our loins, shall stand upon this Earth as one stands upon a footstool and laugh and reach out … More A Day will Come

Breathing Dawn

“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.” Kenneth Grahame – The Wind in the Willows   Greenfields Beach, Jervis Bay

Starship Earth

“On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. … More Starship Earth

For the Fallen

ANZAC Day 2016 100 years ago, in the carnage of the Somme battlefield, Bois Grenier, Northern France, my great uncle Rudolph Schulstad wrote in his diary ….. “Commencing at 7.30 until 9.35 pm yesterday, we were under a terrific bombardment, the enemy sending on one sector about 8,000 shells varying from 6 inch to 9.2 inch. One came … More For the Fallen

The Fleeting Darkness

“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.” Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray