Posts Tagged ‘water’

Jellies

12/06/2014

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California they have an array of jellies, or jellyfish as they are also called. They are fascinating and fun to watch and have a calming effect, the way they slowly float and move around in the water. The beautiful blue background also helps. I had wanted to post a video, so you could enjoy this calming quality too, but unfortunately WordPress does not let me import mp4’s. I have yet to figure out how I can do this, and will post the video once I have found out. Meanwhile, any tips for this are very welcome!

jellies

Jellies

Jellies

This one is a rather special one, or so I have been told, as it lives in the total dark (hence if was difficult to photograph). I like how you can see the eye and how it looks like an unidentified flying you know what, and in that respect the white stripe of light in the middle conjures up the words: “Beam me up Scotty”. Lastly, I like the face on the right observing this wonderful jelly.

I would like to add that the mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

Hamurana Spring and Stream

31/12/2012

There was a lot of rain during Christmas, but that did not deter me from visiting Hamurana Spring, the deepest natural fresh water spring on the North Island of New Zealand. The walk took me along the beautiful Hamurana Stream, which in summer is home to rainbow trout. The slow drizzle of the rain and the mist added to the peacefulness and serenity of this place. Happy New Year!

Hamurana Stream
Rainbow Trout
Hamurana Stream

Full Basket exhibition

19/09/2012

The opening night of the Full Basket exhibition was a big success and has received great feedback! The show is on until Friday, 21 September, at Unitec Mt Albert, Auckland in the Te Po Gallery in Building One.

Afloat

Bertie Plaatsman – Afloat – 2012

Early arrivals

Full Basket

Fashion Designer in the Making

11/06/2012


This girl had chosen to wear two different shoes, and the dress she wears was made by the girl herself, her mother told me. I am attracted by the composition, and the combination of the colours and the lines. It will probably not fit in a series, but the sense of stillness, and the spirit of this girl move me.


Reflection 2

29/05/2012


These images of cabbage trees reflected in the water look surreal. The subtle movement of the water makes it look like the trees move. I like the diagonal line in it and the shift in colour that goes with it. In the bottom image the White Balance was changed, resulting in the blue colour. It reminds me of the sunny tropics, and is the more lively image. Although, I like the colour in both images, for the Move Me project I prefer the top image, where the colour shifts from white to grey. To me this colour scheme adds more to the mysterious feel, and the sense of calm in the image.

Reflection

22/05/2012


Visiting my friend I was caught by the reflection of her house in the swimming pool. I am attracted by the geometric shapes, the simple colour scheme, and how the slight blurriness of the image gives it a dreamlike feel. The grate of the pool is still partly visible at the bottom of the image, and I purposely did not crop it out. I like how it is the only evidence of this being a pool.


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