Visual Textures’ Red and Black challenge.

Photo with Apophysis-created fractal overlayed. Photo taken on my Kodak Easyshare CX3700 point and shoot. Taken at my home on the North Island of the beautiful New Zealand, inspired by music by one of our wonderful New Zealand musicians. Thanks to the amazing Brooke Fraser for the inspiration for this piece.

Featured in The Compact Group 14 Feb 2009
Featured in The Sisterhood April 6th, 2009.
Featured in Music Inspired Art April 15th, 2009.
Featured in First Things April 15th, 2009.
Placed 4th in the New Avatar challenge in the Touched By Fire group, April 16, 2010.

Love, Where Is Your Fire
by Brooke Fraser

Love, where is your fire?
I’ve been sitting here smoking away
making signals with sticks and odd ends and bits,
but still there’s no sign of a flame
Imposters have been passing,
offering good-feeling glow
but I’m holding out for what you are about
an inferno that burns to the bone
some urge me to be temperate,
lukewarm will never do

‘Cos I, I wanna blaze with you
So i’m holding my heart out to you
Holding my heart out

So I stand, handing out torches
speaking words that are lamps to their feet
Til the time when you come and I’m whole
and we are one and the fire in me is complete
Some tell me to be moderate
but lukewarm will never do

Then a doubt comes to lie at the back of my mind
That I’ll offer you me and you’ll politely decline
So i hasten to mute it, I’ll shout and rebuke it – “away!”

‘Cos I, I wanna blaze with you
So i’m holding my heart out to you
Holding my heart out.

Kodak Easyshare CX7300 Point-and-shoot. :)

Tara is a New Zealand artist and musician. Her primary visual medium is photography, sometimes combined with other media into mixed media works or digital works. Her portfolio is extensive and varied, including macro photography, digital fantasy works, paintings, portraiture and nature photography. Tara is available for commissioned artworks as well as client portraiture sessions, please contact her on for more information or visit her website at

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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 6 years ago

    Very cool work Tara!

  • Thanks Shelly! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • madworld
    madworldabout 6 years ago

    For lots of reasons I love this, well done!

  • Thank you, glad you like it! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Aerhona
    Aerhonaabout 6 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Thanks! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 6 years ago


  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

    great work
    Could you please add your camera details for the Compact Group :)

  • Thanks Pamela, and apologies for the oversight! I use a Kodak Easyshare CX7300 Point-and-shoot. :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

    That’s fine Tara – it is the one main thing we ask of our members of this group :))

  • I’ll be sure to include it in future! Thanks again! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

  • Oh that’s so cool, thank you Pamela!!! :) It’s a great way to start my day! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 6 years ago

    Great image and idea. Well done for getting feaitured in the compact group.

  • Thanks very much Karen!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 6 years ago

  • Oh wow, thanks so much Sally!!! :) You made my day!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 6 years ago

    awesome creation ;) xoxox

  • THanks so much TK!!! I’m glad you like it!!! :) xxx

    – Tara Lemana

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