Lake Coleridge, South Island, New Zealand. Su Leslie, 2018
Our southern holiday is over. The rental car is returned, the bags checked in and we’re enjoying a last glass of wine in the Air NZ lounge. Back to reality tomorrow.
Lake Taupo, at Tokaanu boat ramp. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed.
Home from a visit to my dad (and do to a glass-making workshop), I’m working through my photos. I shot these images while walking by Lake Taupo at Tokaanu. The weather was overcast; the threat of rain always present.
Lake Taupo at Tokaanu. Image: Su Leslie, 2016
But what I remember best is not the lowering clouds, but the sense of absolute stillness. With no-one else around, the only sounds I heard were bird-calls and the lap of water.
It’s rare that I find myself in a place of such quiet and calm, and I’ve edited the shots to help me remember and hold on to the feeling of absolute belonging in that space and time.
Piers from old jetty, Lake Taupo at Tokaanu boat ramp. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed.
The title of this post comes from the wonderful Eva Prowse song ‘Lie in the Land’. On the road I listened again and again to a recording of her performing this with the band Fly My Pretties.
Written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, at Lens and Pens by Sally.