… til the cows come home

View of sunset over the Pukapuka Inlet, Mahurangi, NZ. with field of cows in the foreground. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Sun setting over the Pukapuka Inlet, seen from Mahurangi East, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

When I saw Desley’s collection of gorgeous sunset shots (Oooh, Shiiiinyyyy!) I found myself nodding in agreement with her comment about the sky as a source of distraction. I could happily watch the sun rise and set … until the cows come home.

DP Photo Challenge: elemental

Close up shot of rocks at Langs Beach, NZ with sea, sky and islands in the background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Rocks at Langs Beach, Northland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Air, water, earth; the visible elements in my landscape. But the strongest force to shape Auckland and Northland is its largely unseen, but ever-present volcanoes — fire in its most extreme form.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | elemental

DP Photo Challenge: when is a bridge not a bridge?

Aged colour photo of sculpture called "The Mermaid" by Marijke de Goey. Consisting of a series of steel frame cubes forming a bridge over a small stream, the work is sited at Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2015

Marijke de Goey, “The Mermaid” (1999). Sculpture located at Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2015

…. when it’s a sculpture.

“My jewellery is sculpture for the body,
my sculptures are jewellery for the landscape.”Marijke de Goey.

For me, art can bridge the gap between the mundane and the profound; the taken-for-granted “real” world and the dreams and imaginings of our souls.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | bridge

DP Photo Challenge: friend, take 2

The Big T and I spent quite a lot of time this last summer at the Muriwai gannet colony.  Although these gannets don’t necessarily mate for life, breeding pairs do share incubation and chick-care duties.

Watching the interactions between these magnificent birds, it is hard not to project human friendship traits onto their behaviour.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | friend.

DP Photo Challenge: evanescent, take 2

Sharing secrets? Girls at the LUX Light Festival, Wellington, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Sharing secrets? Girls at the LUX Light Festival, Wellington, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The LUX Light Festival of Wellington has ended. Over 10 nights, thousands of visitors came to watch an ever-changing play of light and dark in a series of sculptures and installations around the city.

The cinema of the washing line. Images projected onto giant petticoat and bloomers. The Light Launder, by Raysordoll, seen at the LUX Light Festival, Wellington. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The cinema of the washing line. Images projected onto giant petticoat and bloomers. The Light Launder, by Raysordoll, seen at the LUX Light Festival, Wellington. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Woman standing against projection of the word LUX, at the LUX Light Festival in Wellington, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

LUX. Light Festival in Wellington, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The word LUX in lights, seen in Eva Street, Wellington during the LUX Light Festival. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

LUX. Light Festival, Wellington, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Daily Post Photo Challenge | evanescent