Light, Water and Firmament

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It is raining all the week: even the birds don’t want to sing any more.  Everything is soaked with water.  “Let’s there be light!”… There is no light, and the days a grey from morning to dusk.  Not that I complain. It is a good enough time for photography.



I stop my car and take some pictures. Suddenly the hail storm begins, and in a blink of an eye the hailstones cover the front seat and dashboard while I am frantically scrolling the car window up.  The hailstones are melting in my hands…  My “models” run away. Oh well..

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All the way across the pass, driving down to Clonmel, Tipperary, I had the voice of Lisa Gerrard in my head.  As far as I could see, there was not a single human around. Low, heavy clouds and distant blue mountain tops; ravines filled with fog … This place is right for me.

I chose this video for my post – Gregory Colbert‘s study of interactions between humans and animals, and a beautiful song The Host of Seraphim by Dead Can Dance.

Now we walk down to the sea.


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The sand trees are as fascinating as the frost flowers on the window glass.

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Is it a message? I have a sinking and sobering feeling that there are countless messages of a great importance that we either miss or cannot read.

Lisa Gerrard –  Seven Seas From  album ‘Twilight Kingdom’

inesemjphotography Have a peaceful weekend!



    1. Thank you for stopping by Cynthia! The Universe is so balanced – there should be plenty of messages, tips and instructions for us.

        1. Could be both 🙂 The things are so often not what they seem. Had we been put under the huge microscope, we would have looked as a mass of the separate cells and bacteria 🙂

  1. Ines, your words about messages of importance being around us, and how we often miss seeing them, is so true. Perhaps because life gets so busy, we forget to stop and enjoy the days sometimes… Many hugs to you!

    1. Thank you for reading, Christy! Sitting in the grass and staring at the water for an hour put a smile on my face for a whole week 🙂

  2. Wow. How you stumbled across my humble blog efforts is a mystery worthy of one of your photographic musings! The opening image here captured me and the fairy story sealed the deal. Wow. Amazing stuff, I look forward to the future posts. Xxxx

    1. Thank you Linda! I love everything about the ocean and sand. I have to read more about the video – how was it taken, is it all real or staged… And I am not sure that the person who put together the song and the video had a legal right to do so, but it is beautiful, and well – youtube gives me that “embed” link 🙂

  3. The opening image is stunning..I enjoy reading this post and as well looking through your stunning images. They are like poetry to me, especially the sand trees images 🙂 what beautiful patterns!

  4. ¨My “models” run away. Oh well¨…. 😀 You crack me up, dear Inese… Well I would say that the grey rainy days gave your photographs a sort of mystical halo!. I love them!… Happy week ahead to you and best wishes. Aquileana ⭐

      1. I hope the issues can be resolved, good to see your work again. 🙂 I am tweaking my site today, messing with the Categories and Tags and the CSS too. Purchased a dandy new camera app for my Samsung earlier today too, it adds tons of new functionality to the phone, I am going to be busy with this!
        I also have dozens of photos on the site which are not from a true mobile device, so in the interest of purity and being true to the site’s name I may pull those down. About 60 posts…

        1. Got the comment back. It is so annoying. What I wanted to tell – you can add new categories to the old posts, but don’t remove any categories: it breaks something, I have heard.

    1. Your comment went to spam… and i cannot get it back. It is the second glitch today… Anyway, best of luck with your new app! I will keep an eye on your posts 🙂

  5. Truly lovely photos, Inese — rain or shine. The black & white was a perfect choice for the rainy day you described. It set the mood. (And i got a giggle from the sheep running away. Can’t blame them — i wouldn’t want to get hailed on either. 😀 )

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