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Pastiche 33/52 - Explored | by jrobblee
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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



\pas-ˈtēsh, päs-\

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: 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!


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Taken on August 18, 2016