Tanker in Black & White

Tanker in Black & White

A tanker waits
On the ocean
While the wind blows
And the eagles soar

A tanker on the ocean this afternoon. I was trying to create a kind of film-like look in editing it; I used to love shooting with film when I was younger and much as I love digital photography, it often doesn’t have quite the same feel. Fairly happy with how this came out in the end; it’s not the same as film but does reminds me a little of some of the Fuji and Kodak films I used to shoot with. Happy memories.

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2013

Three Shades of Blue

Three Shades of Blue

A beautiful day:
Oceans gleam
Seagulls call
I am lost far away

A tanker on the ocean this afternoon. The water is incredibly clear here and sometimes on a really sunny day, you get this effect where the water almost glistens and changes shades. With the clear blue sky as well, I thought it made for an interesting photo.

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2013

Sunset 3/8/2013

Sunset 3/8/2013

The sun sets
Over the ocean
But my thoughts are somewhere
Far away

Took this from my grandparents’ balcony early this evening. The sun was just starting to go down and the colours over the ocean were beautiful. Really like how it came out in the end.

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2013

Rainbow from the Rose Garden

Rainbow from the Rose Garden

A rainbow
Hangs over the ocean,
Nature’s beauty
On full display

Tanker and Rainbow

This rainbow appeared out of nowhere earlier this afternoon. It had been a bit overcast all day but the clouds weren’t that threatening, so I was quite surprised when the rainbow suddenly appeared over the ocean around 4pm.

It only lasted for about ten minutes but I managed to get a couple of shots before it disappeared. These two were my favourites.

Photos and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2013

Tankers at Twilight

Twilight Clouds

The ocean shimmers
Under the light of the moon
While the world goes by

I took this photo last night from my grandparents’ balcony. I loved the way the clouds were hanging just above the tankers and how the ocean was reflecting the sky, so I took a quick shot. Came out pretty well.

Photo and haiku © CJ Levinson 2013

Across the Paddock

Across the Paddock

Dry land
Sweltering heat,
The perfect fuel
For a terrible summer

I took this photo just before Christmas, looking out across a small paddock while visiting my uncle’s family with my parents. They live in a small rural community north of Sydney and many of the surrounding towns and suburbs were surrounded by bushfires in the weeks after Christmas. Thankfully my uncle and his family were reasonably far away from it but it’s not hard to imagine the kind of conditions firefighters were facing, with so much dry bushland fueling the fires. Hopefully temperatures stay lower for the rest of the summer and the fires die out… it really has been hell on earth.

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2012-13