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

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

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

Rainbow Lorikeet

In my dreams
I am a bird
Flying high above the world,
Truly free

A rainbow lorikeet perched on our balcony, looking around to see if anyone’s home. Several lorikeets have been visiting us every day recently and they’ve been very friendly. This one posed for a photo in return for an apple slice.

If you haven’t seen them before, rainbow lorikeets are a species of Australasian parrot most commonly found in the eastern states. They’re beautiful and very colourful but can be very loud at times and quite aggressive, particularly when defending their territory.

I edited the photo to look more like a painting as I wanted to give it a bit of a different effect. The original photo is here if you want to compare them.

Photo and haiku © CJ Levinson 2012