24 March 2010

Hills at dawn; Wanaka

Ephemeral light

Mid January 2010; shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunlight slipped under heavy cloud, slid across the hills and vanished.
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butuki said...

What a strange-feeling image. My eye just can't seem to rest anywhere, and there is a sense of impending danger. The vast shadow of hills behind seem so foreboding that I can't look at them for long.

Barbara said...

For some reason I expect to see, I don't know, Prospero, maybe, step out to give his final soliloquy ... "Now my charms are overthrown, and what strength I have's my own ... which is most faint now, 'tis true ..."

pohanginapete said...

Miguel, Barbara — I agree; for me this photo does have a kind of eeriness to it: something elegiac and not altogether friendly.

butuki said...

I've come back to this photo quite a few times, trying to figure out what it is... The more I think about it the more it seems that if you were going to try to depict the approach to Mordor, this would be just what you'd expect. Not the craggy violence of the movie, but this, something vast and impersonal beyond our comfort with ourselves.