Scattered Light 100

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Shot 24th August 2013, up the top end of Lake Tekapo. I was drawn here primarily to do some recording, but when I saw the beautiful structure of the gravel I had to jump out & shoot photos as it so reminded me of the beautiful karesansui dry gardens in Japanese Zen Temples, except I was imagining a zen monk with a very large rake!

 

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I also shot some very wide versions & love them cropped to 2.35 but it doesnt really work on such a small screen as this blog – load this 1600px wide photo for the full effect (its ungraded & other than being cropped for 2.35 it is ‘as shot’ with my Canon 5DMkIII and 16-35 F2.8L lens)

 

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And having reached one hundred Scattered Light posts I will be taking a break while I travel to Shodoshima, Japan to start my Artists Residency. This involves moving a lot of atoms – first driving to Picton, catching the ferry to Wellington, unloading the 4WD and VERY carefully packing the essentials. Then flying to Auckland, stop for a night and then on to Kansai via the Gold Coast… And then catching the ferry from Kobe to Shodoshima!

 

A whole new adventure is just starting!!!

 

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