03 October 2010

The river of god


I don't know the accepted meaning of Teawaoteatua, but I assume it's a running-together of Te Awa o te Atua, which could take the literal translation "The river of [the] god". When it looks like this, as it did this afternoon, "The river of god" seems fitting.

[3 October 2010, Canon 20D, 300 mm f4 L IS, Canon EF1.4x teleconverter, ISO 100, 1/25 at f8]



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3 comments:

Zhoen said...

Fascinating, I have been gazing at this for a long time. Snitching it for another desktop photo, one of about a dozen of your photos.

Barbara said...

A powerful meditation ... it lends credence, I think, to your assumption of the meaning of the river's name.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I'm honoured :^)

Barbara, I know of few things more compelling than the sight and sound of moving water, particularly in streams like this, or as surf on a wild coast. Thanks :^)