Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. I have finally arrive to my new home and just got my internet connection today. These two images are the last photographs of my previous home. I took them the evening before we left. A rather fitting sunset for the eve of my life in that particular location. To see houndreds of images of the sky from all over the world visit Sky Watch Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. The best place to view the sky's from all around the world. With over 300 people taking part, you can literally see the sky all over the world. Have a great weekend and don't forget to visit Sky Watch.
I call this series, Reflections of Sky Watch.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sky Through The Jungle

Backlit Leaf

Ridge Grass

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ode to the Land, Close-up

This is a sort of follow up to my post, Ode to the Land. These images are close-ups along the same boundary. I took these with a little point and shoot so quality is a little shakey. Sometimes I do not feel like lugging around a tripod and camera gear, but I know I should take a camera so I grab my little point and shoot.
Years ago we planted a pineapple patch. Every year we get about 100-150 pineapples. Needless to say we can get a bit sick of them. This one is still a few months out.

This is looking down on a very young pineapple.
These are a wild bush berry. The color reminds me of blueberries. They are edible but are very small, about the size of a pea.

This is a flower of the hibiscus family. It grows wild everywhere here and comes in this color and yellow.

These are just little tiny wild slower that are found on the forest floor.

I thought this looked a lot like an orchid. Orchids grow wild everywhere here. This one was growing on the ground and is smaller than my funger nail.

This is a cicada exoskeleton. I found four of them stuck to a tree so I pulled this one off and moved it into the light and onto a leaf for better contrast.

This is of course me, or at least a reflection of me.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday, if you would like to see more of the sky from all over the world check out the Sky Watch site.

Reflections of Blue

Sunset with Boats

Blog awards

Wow, my first blog award and it came from The fishing Guy, who has inspired me and helped me to be a better blogger. We met through his and my fishing sites and because of him I ended up doing a photography site. Thank you Fishing Guy very much this means a lot to me.
The idea is to choose 5 bloggers that you feel are “Kick Ass Bloggers”. Let them know in your post, via email or blog comments that they’ve received an award. Share the love and link back to the person who awarded you.
The first blog I would like to give this to is Richard Bistline with his blog HFD60'S PHOTOS I really enjoy reading and seeing his world.
The second blog is Chelle B at The Offended Blogger nothing to do with photography but she really makes me laugh.
The third is Shabby-Chic Gardening Close-Ups Catherine images are amazing she oozes creativity I can only dream of.
The fourth is Potted Frog I am still not sure how she does it. She juggles more things at once thaan any one I know and puts out a great blog with interesting stories and wonderful images
The fifth is My Black and White Photography his B/W images are outstanding.
My second award comes from Leora at Here in HP and again I am very honored to receive this from someone whos blog is outstanding. Her writings are wonderful and her images only enforce her creativity. Thank you Leora, very much.
Finally, if you want have fun with this and go forward, please post this little award on your blog, pass it on to at least five new bloggers, and link back to me (thank you).
First is Indograhams Photo Blog Scotty does amazing work. his images have the wow factor.
Second is Photogablog Sara's blog is a treat to read and her images are wonderful.
Third is Andy's Fishing Diary Andy is in Ireland and I love to follow his adventures.
Fourth is Our life in New Zealand great fish pictures and great stories.
Fifth is Fishing Fiesta Michele's blog is just great, great images and great info.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ode to the land

This post is an ode to the 40 acres I have called home for over 9 years. Within two weeks I will be moving into suburbia. Leaving behind a resort that I built as well as friends I have made.

When I moved to this piece of land, over 60km on a dirt road from the nearest town, there was nothing but jungle. In the time I have been here I have managed to temporarily tame a small portion of that jungle and from it I created a life for my partner, our dog and myself.

I learned to fish the tropical waters, and grow food on the land.

I learned the way of the local people.

I learned how to slow down.

I learned the art of silence.

I know what the night sky looks like when there are no other lights.

Birds’ singing their morning song so loud that it wakes you from the deepest sleep.

The night is never quiet out here, it has a life all its own.

I have experience rain so hard you can’t hear yourself talk.

Days so hot I thought I would melt.

I have seen wild parrots and wild pigs.

I have seen sailfish and sea snakes.

I have spent entire days on the beach watching the clouds roll by.

There are days when there are no vehicles that pass by.

There are days I thought would never end and days I wished never ended.

Change is constant and I am constantly changing the

way I see the world around me and the way I see my self.

I have been changed forever in ways I know and ways I don’t know.

I will embrace this new adventure I am about to embark on.

I will change and change again for it is part of life and I am alive.
The preceding photographs are mere snapshots of what has inspired my photography these last years. They represent one half of the boundary of my back yard and are a glimpse for you to see what my world has been and where a lot of my images come from. If you want to see the resort I built and more glimpses of where I have lived in Fiji click here.