Regular Random: five minutes with a wet camellia


You know how sometimes you find a scene, an image, a fragment that’s just perfect.

A couple of weeks ago in the Auckland Domain I had such a find; a pink camellia, bruised and heavy with the rain, which had either fallen or been placed on the plinth of a marble statue. It was the back of the statue (two reclining figures from memory), so all that was really visible of the figures was a hand, the fingers slightly curled and forever unable to touch.

Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. Please pop over and take a look;  and if you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post.

29 thoughts on “Regular Random: five minutes with a wet camellia

  1. This is a MASSIVE FAVE for me – I LOVE what your eyes see and how you work with your finds. I absolutely adore this post – I guess you describe here some of your best five minutes of a life. Thank You

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    • Thank you so much.
      It actually was a very good moment for me. I’d spent an hour in traffic, hadn’t been able to find a parking space anywhere, and it was raining. I was due to go pick the Big T up and felt my morning had been wasted when I managed to grab a few minutes in the Domain. I was just leaving when I saw the camellia, and it did really melt away all my anger and resentment about overcrowded cities and inconsiderate people.

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