19 April 2009

Autumn, No. 2 Line, Pohangina Valley

No. 2 Line, autumnYesterday was one of the best days one could hope for in autumn. I took the camera when I biked up No. 2 Line late in the afternoon and at one point stopped and did nothing. Just looked and listened. The silence — not even a rustle of wind in the long roadside grasses — seemed like a pause in Time.
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12 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Oh. Look at that. I wish I was there!

[Do you reckon that water would be okay to swim in...?]

Relatively Retiring said...

That little lake seems to capture the stillness and peace. What beautiful light.

pohanginapete said...

Anne-Marie, I wouldn't advise it. It'll be full of sheep and cattle piss, fertiliser runoff, duck parasites and, given its resemblance to the primordial soup, probably newly evolved forms of life. Besides, it'll be freezing (not that you'd consider that of any consequence, of course). Just for looking at, I reckon.

RR, the light was simply glorious. Eventually, as the literal temperature dropped, the colour temperature became too warm to photograph. That anomaly: how something that looks so warm can be so cold. Definitely an autumn characteristic.

the watercats said...

I love the light in Autumn.. this could almost be here in Ireland, I also love the way your photographs always make me want to sit here and daydream..
I have just recieved a creative blogger award and have chosen this blog to be one of the ones I pass it on to. Come on round and collect, if you like... no worries if it's not your bag though. cheers!

Zhoen said...

I would not be surprized if a teletubby appeared, but in more muted color. Those rounded hills, the sense of otherworldliness.

Kiggavik said...

Beautiful (as always) Pete. It reminds me very much of a spot in Manitoba that I used to visit in the fall. I can almost hear Elk bugling.

Patricia said...

This is looks like mother earth at the dawn of creation!

pohanginapete said...

Watercats, thanks! I'm not into things like memes and awards, but I really appreciate the thought. Just knowing you enjoy the photos is reward enough :^D

Zhoen, I'll take your word for it, having never seen a teletubbies episode. But I agree wholeheartedly about the otherworldliness. That's how it felt.

Clare, curious you should mention the elk. The red deer here are just at the end of the roar. Wild animals, wild with lust.

Patricia, thanks :^) And, as I said to Anne-Marie, that pond, despite its looks, probably resembles closely the primordial soup ;^)

Emma said...

I would like to wrap myself up in this. Sleep in it. And possibly eat it, as well.

(That's a compliment, I swear...)

pohanginapete said...

Thank you Emma :^)

Lesley said...

Pete, I'm curious. Why did you find the colour temperature had become too warm to photograph? That's the sort of light so many landscape photographers seek out.

I find colour temperature somewhat counter-intuitive, too.

pohanginapete said...

Lesley, the colour seemed overwhelming, as if everything had been drenched in orange-yellow. No subtlety to it. I felt it had reached the point where it was better enjoyed with the eye.