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F8, 1/2000sec, ISO80, taken at 1.06pm on 22 July, 2008, digital Panasonic Lumix (now retired).

Winner of the Bacchus Marsh Rotary Club Art Show, photography section 2009.

Since exhibiting this at the art show I’ve had many people tell me they are very familiar with this corner of road and never seen anything beautiful about it before. It is very gratifying to hear that they now look at this part of the world with different eyes.

This image was taken at the suggestion by an acquaintance (thank you, Keryl) when I was telling her about my water project (to photograph local bodies of water). Being that there is little about, puddles are a bit of an oddity, but this morning’s wonderfully special light helped to make this image (in my opinion) exceptional and I’m quite excited about the result.

It raises thoughts in my mind about the concept of alternate or parallel universes being linked by a reflection, kept apart by a fragile, gossamer field.

This image as is. There has been no alteration to colour, not even cropping or rotation adjustment.

Taken in Woolpack Rd, Bacchus Marsh
22 July 2008
Looking towards the Avenue of Honour.

Comments

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago

    beautifully captured,,, well done Anne

  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedover 6 years ago

    really lovely Anne! Nice work!

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBover 6 years ago

    now there’s a great story starter picture! very inspiring shot!

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 6 years ago

    Wonderful photography

  • Zolton
    Zoltonover 6 years ago

    It’s great because where the photo at the top leaves off, the puddle picks up. Gorgeous image.

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 6 years ago

    Beautiful pic! Greetings from those of us on the other side of the, “…fragile gossamer field.” :) I love that concept and your phrase Anne.

  • Nocturnus
    Nocturnusover 6 years ago

    I like puddles

  • JaneAParis
    JaneAParisover 6 years ago

    I love the concept and the photograph. In some ways, just by themselves reflections are already parallel universes, even if there is no portal, as your thoughts suggest. Great photowork. I have a question, I always use the word artwork, and I looked in the dictionary and it is a word. But photowork is not in the dictionary, so I guess it is not a real word, but I want to use it anyway, it just seems so fitting. Is this wrong? I love your beautiful work, and the concept behind it. What a thinker you are Anne – Smiles from Jane:-)

  • Oh Jane, I am sorry I didn’t answer you sooner – I’ve just realised you asked a question. Although I’m a wordsmith first and foremost and dislike misused words, I also like ‘new’ words and I don’t see why it would be wrong to use ‘photowork’ although photography is already an all-encompassing descriptor. However, when in doubt, use a hyphen … so, photo-work. But it’s all subjective and I don’t think it’s wrong. Thank you so much for your comments. I’m still quite in love with this image. Been looking for similar inspirations ever since. LOL.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 6 years ago

    i know this corner and it usually has a puddle there most of winter, great capture of the reflective tree.

    :) k

  • Lawford
    Lawfordover 6 years ago

    Just makes you want to jump in it doesn’t it?

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