Wordless Wednesday: fevered dreaming

Unwell, I'm sleeping badly and dreaming much. Last night I found myself wandering this stand of trees looking for protection against the people who want to take my child away.  Photo: Su Leslie, 2013. Edited with Pixlr Express

Unwell, I’m sleeping badly and dreaming much. Last night I found myself in this stand of trees looking for protection against the people who want to take my child away from me. A recurrent dream for me during the boy-child’s early years when I suffered from post-natal depression, I wonder why it returns now (when he’s 16)? Photo: Su Leslie, 2013. Edited with Pixlr Express

Here are some other Wordless Wednesday’s I’ve enjoyed:

http://mamacarriemakes.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-75/

http://curlygirlpress.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-magnolia-blossoms-looking-up-looking-down/

http://karamelissa.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-east-lynn-park/

http://peaceloveanddietcoke.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-summer-longings/

http://krispix.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-lego-dude/

http://harcourt51.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesdayold-gatepost/

http://cevichehigh.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/disco-baker/

Wordless Wednesday: Actual blue skies at the Fishhook Pier, Montrose Harbor, Chicago – April 2014

Wordless Wednesday: bundle of love, my cat Wall-e

http://cindi-keller.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-playoff-game-memories/

http://carolfarnumart.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-3/

http://brokeinthebigsmoke.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-regents-canal/

Moving

http://misadventuresandmuses.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-2/

http://plaridel.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-las-ramblas-in-the-dead-of-day/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/wordless-wednesday-8/

 

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Random moments of delight: let there be light

Interesting lighting arrangement. Northern Steamship Co. Brewbar. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Interesting lighting arrangement. Northern Steamship Co. Brew bar. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

I just love the way old table and standard lamps have been re purposed in the Northern Steamship Co. Brew Bar in Britomart, Auckland.  Seeing them for the first time definitely provided a random moment of delight!

Junk-shop junkie's delight. Northern Steamship Co. Brew Bar, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Junk-shop junkie’s delight. Northern Steamship Co. Brew Bar, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

This post was written for Meghan’s Random Moments of Delight Challenge at Firebonnet.com.

 

 

Caught in the moment

Sunrise at Campbells Bay, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie 2014, shot on iPhone 4.

Sunrise at Campbells Bay, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie 2014, shot on iPhone 4.

Sometimes a moment is so perfect, it seems as if nothing could ever capture the feeling, the mood, the memory. But now that so  many of us have constant 24-hour access to a camera in our phones, tablets, etc, it is difficult not to try.

On Sunday I woke early and went to the beach. It was quiet, but not deserted. The world was suffused with a golden light. I photographed the sun rising alongside Rangitoto Island, not really expecting great results.

I was pleasantly surprised.

sunset

The sun setting in Greenhithe, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPad.

After such a wonderful start, how could Sunday in Auckland be anything but glorious? It was the first day after the end of daylight saving and the sun set as we were making dinner. I only had the iPad to hand – and these were the results.

The sun setting in Greenhithe, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPad

The sun setting in Greenhithe, Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPad

Viewers can look at these photos and enjoy the light and colours. They will almost certainly remind you of sunrises and sunsets you have seen and photographed. When I look at these I see moments of happiness, of stillness, of contentment.

Non-SLR digital devices allow us to create endless examples of such an aide-memoire. The trick now is to filter and select so that we preserve only those which really speak to us, and not allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the volume of images we have created.

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. Here are some other posts on this week’s theme “nature”:

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-nature-lettuce-alone/

http://pictograf.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/phoneography-challenge-nature-2/

http://passionatelybored.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-nature/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/two-yellow-leaves/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/phoneography-challenge-nature-strikes-a-pose/

http://steve-says.net/2014/04/07/2012-a-greg-odyssey/

 http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/phoneography-irresistible-clouds/

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/phoneography-challenge-nature/

http://19planets.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/banana-blossom-004-april-2014-haiga-and-haibun-for-napowrimo-and-the-phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-nature/

 

Six word Saturday: no end to the golden days

Another dawn or the end of the world? Sunrise at Campbells Bay, Auckland looks like a cinematic H-bomb. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Another dawn or the end of the world? Sunrise at Campbells Bay, Auckland looks like a cinematic H-bomb. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Six Word Saturday is a blogging prompt from showmyface.com. Here are some other posts I’ve enjoyed:

http://rainbowbakery.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/six-word-saturday-tina-turner-show/

http://whenwordsescape.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/six-word-saturday-4514/

http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/surprise-im-an-introvert-who-knew/

http://elainemcnulty.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/six-word-saturday-spring-cleaning-2/

Dressed for Weather or for Fashion?

http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/six-word-saturday-107/

http://crazyladyk.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/six-word-saturday/

 

Imagining the void

Ramon Robertson, Void, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie 2014, edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, Void, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie 2014, edited with PixlrExpress.

A couple of weeks ago for Sally’s Black & White challenge, I included a photo of a sculpture called ‘Void’ by Ramon Robertson. I’d seen the work at the Harbourview Sculpture exhibition, and loved it.

Well, it seems that I was only one of many and ‘Void’ was voted the exhibition’s People’s Choice winner.

The work consists of a series of figures atop a high wooden platform. What are they looking at? Are they waiting for something? What is the Void? Art asks questions and allows us to supply answers. But the answers our minds suggest are influenced by many things. I saw ‘Void’ on a sunny afternoon. Would I have felt differently about it on a dull day? At night?

For this challenge, I’ve edited one  image of the sculpture using different filters and overlays in Ultimate Photo Editor and Pixlr Express to change the mood of the shot. What do you think? Do the colours and patterns alter your perception of the work, or how you feel about it?

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor.

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor.

void2

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor.

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress.

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor and PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with Aviary Ultimate Photo Editor and PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, 'Void', 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

Ramon Robertson, ‘Void’, 2014. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Edited with PixlrExpress

This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Editing and Processing.

Here are some other posts on the theme that I enjoyed:

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-processing/

http://pictograf.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-challenge-editing-and-processing/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-challenge-editing-and-processing/

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-theme-architecture-editing-and-processing/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/the-distinct-color/

iPhoneography Monday: 3-31-14

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/pheneography-non-slr-photo-devices-photo-challenge-photo-editing/

http://watchingthephotoreels.com/2014/03/31/editing-and-processing-objects/

http://firebonnet.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-kaleioscopic-cattle-dog/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/photo-editing-processes-and-creativity/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-one-photo-many-images/

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing/

http://allkindsaeverything.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/phoneography-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing/

Wordless Wednesday: dreaming of escape

"There's a boat here with your name on it."  With too much work to to and a sinus infection slowing me down - I'm dreaming of escape. Boats moored on River Wear, Durham. Photo: Su Leslie, 2013.

“There’s a boat here with your name on it.” With too much work to do and a sinus infection slowing me down, this is where I’d like to be today. Photo: Boats moored on River Wear, Durham.  © Su Leslie, 2013.

Wordless Wednesday is a prompt used by bloggers to sum up their day. Here are some that I’ve enjoyed recently:

Wordless Wednesday – reflection

http://curlygirlpress.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-90/

http://miradordesign.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-magnolias/

http://mamacarriemakes.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-102/

http://plaridel.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-street-artist/

http://passionatelybored.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-4/

http://behindthedashgenealogy.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/image-jpg/

Wordless Wednesday: Hello April!

Wordless Wednesday: 4-2-14

http://iammyownisland.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/almost-wordless-wednesday/

http://nefb.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-promoting-good-will-between-farm-and-city-communities/

Mom’s Birthday

http://thesarcasticmommyblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday/

http://redstuffdan.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-gallety/

Wordless Wednesday — 18 Years of Awesome

http://iamlostinthot.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-34/

http://thatmontrealgirl.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-28/

http://throughalaywomanslens.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-retro/

http://williamsdavid.me/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-04-02-14-chetzemoka/

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-29/

http://davidoakesimages.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesdayjust-another-favourite-place-2/

http://gardeningjules.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-daffodils-luton-hoo/

http://imagesbytdashfield.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/wordless-wednesday-what-is-it/