Here Comes the Flood

FuriousEnnui

Joined November 2007

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When the night shows
The signals grow on radios
All the strange things
They come and go, as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
Still waiting for the swollen easter tide
Theres no point in direction we cannot even choose a side.

I took the old track
The hollow shoulder, across the waters
On the tall cliffs
They were getting older, sons and daughters
The jaded underworld was riding high
Waves of steel hurled metal at the sky
And as the nail sunk in the cloud, the rain was warm and soaked the crowd.

Lord, here comes the flood
We’ll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
In any still alive
It’ll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you’re running dry.

When the flood calls,
You have no home, you have no walls
In the thunder crash
You’re a thousand minds, within a flash
Don’t be afraid to cry at what you see
The actor’s gone, there’s only you and me
And if we break before the dawn, they’ll use up what we used to be.

Lord, here comes the flood
We’ll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again, the seas are silent
In any still alive
It’ll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you’re running dry.

“Here Comes the Flood” Peter Gabriel

In the middle of the night, when sleep flees, leaving you exhausted, knowing you should be at the very least trying to slumber, it’s then the mind flood washes over you. You’re a helpless rock in the current, slowly being eroded. Less than you were. Bit by most minute bit you crumble until the cold waters cover you for eternity.

2-38am. I have a cold. I ache with tiredness, and my damned mind won’t be at ease. I hate it.

And the view is from the base of Cape Schanck towards Bushranger Bay. It’s flipped horizontally for composition’s sake.

HDR1
NDX400 and Circular polarising filters
My method was to wait for the swell to recede until the rocks were completely exposed, and to time the shutter release for when a surge was heading up the small channel. The idea was that the details of the rocks would be retained even though the water covered them for most of the 30 second exposure.

Edited in CS3 RAW Editor, then CS3, followed by ACDSee Pro2, then a final tune up in CS# before saving as a jpeg.

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