Pastiche 33/52 - Explored
In unexperienced infancy
Many a sweet mistake doth lie:
Mistake though false, intending true;
A seeming somewhat more than view;
That doth instruct the mind
In things that lie behind,
And many secrets to us show
Which afterwards we come to know.
Thus did I by the water's brink
Another world beneath me think;
And while the lofty spacious skies
Reverséd there, abused mine eyes,
I fancied other feet
Came mine to touch or meet;
As by some puddle I did play
Another world within it lay.
-Excerpt from Shadows in the Water by Thomas Traherne
A mixture of different things
Here the clouds and their reflections in the water with the colours of sunset painted onto them combine into a beautiful swirling watercolour like scene. Pastiche. The reflections, a phenomenon that has always left me in awe, repeats the world (in this case of the sky) for our pleasure.
This week the theme is a "Different angle", which can mean photographing something at an odd angle or photographing a favourite location from a different angle than usual. I chose the latter. This location is Cap Brulé, which is a beautiful beach in New Brunswick where I grew up. I usually photograph towards the west where the sun sets and there are cliffs (Here is one example: flic.kr/p/d5pF1m). Today I photographed facing away from the sunset (which itself is a different angle) towards the North-East, and got quite a treat with the beautiful colours reflected into the clouds and water. Then a full moon came out hidden behind these clouds for another set of photos. It was stunning marred only by Attack of the Mosquitos!