Shimmer by Holly Kempe

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The Australian Sunrise
“The Morning Star paled slowly, the Cross hung low to the sea,
And down the shadowy reaches the tide came swirling free,
The lustrous purple blackness of the soft Australian night,
Waned in the grey awakening that heralded the light;
Still in the dying darkness, still in the forest dim,
The pearly dew of the dawning clung to each giant limb,
Till the sun came up from ocean, red with the cold sea mist,
And smote on the limestone ridges, and the shining tree-tops kissed;
Then the fiery Scorpion vanished, the magpie’s note was heard,
And the wind in the sheoak wavered and the honeysuckles stirred;
The airy golden vapour rose from the river breast,
The kingfisher came darting out of his crannied nest,
And the bullrushes and reed-beds put off their sallow grey
And burnt with cloudy crimson at the dawning of the day.”*
~James Lister Cuthbertson

Sunrise at tropical Mission Beach in far north Queensland, Australia.

Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©

Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen

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  • Franmacimages
    Franmacimagesabout 7 years ago

    Excellent Great framing Looks Marvellous Take me There Well done Holly

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsabout 7 years ago

    Excellent shot, this is a perfect travel brochure image. Well done.

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 7 years ago

    well done….. makes you want to be there…

  • JanG
    JanGabout 7 years ago

    Wow! Perfect title, lovely gold. Must have been wonderful to be there!

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 7 years ago

    Great composition, perfect colors tones

  • midzing
    midzingabout 7 years ago

    lovely shot Holly, well done

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...about 7 years ago

    Oh my…this is extremely wonderful!

  • sarahnewton
    sarahnewtonabout 7 years ago

    I agree with Paul, what a fantastic brochure image – stunning!

  • Peace Mitchell
    Peace Mitchellabout 7 years ago

    What a beautiful sunrise, love the silhouetting.

  • Michael Oubridge
    Michael Oubridgeabout 7 years ago

    This is beautiful Holly :)

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