Doorway Rock, Robe SA (NIKON D5100 1/640--f/5.6 11mm)
Doorway Rock, Robe SA (NIKON D5100 1/640–f/5.6 11mm)

Occasionally I won’t have any fresh ideas for a blog post. In this case, I’ll run through some photos and see if I can attach a meaningful story to one of them.

As you probably know by now, I prefer to post something meaningful; something with a serious undertone; something that tells an important story; or at least something where I can go into technical details and make a valid point or two!

It’s been a long and tiring weekend and, though it’s now closing in on 1 AM and my brain needs some sleep, I came across the above photo. It was made by me at a picturesque South Australian town called Robe. That’s Dooryway Rock; a well known local spot. You can see how rough the sea is and the likelihood of being cut open by razor sharp rocks just beneath the waves! I remember it also being very windy, so the fisherman you see there was really taking a risk!

It’s quite lovely isn’t it? At first, I didn’t think I’d be able to attach a meaninful story to it. Then it struck me part way through this post! I often forget that photography is not always about serious stories or cultural politics. In my efforts to find meaning, I can lose sight of the fact that a photo also draws us into the larger world around us. It’s the essence that runs through all photos; and it’s this essence that can make us see the world with fresh eyes.

It’s past 1 in the morning. Now I need to go and freshen my eyes with long sleep!

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Photo Story : Doorway Rock
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14 thoughts on “Photo Story : Doorway Rock

  • February 13, 2015 at 5:56 am
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    You see… that’s exactly what I meant… your photos seem unreal to me… so much sky there…
    Sometimes I wonder if Australia is made of sky and water”” πŸ™‚
    I :heart: open spaces…

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    • February 13, 2015 at 6:41 am
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      @dianette There’s a lot of sky and a lot of water, it’s true :rose:

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        • February 13, 2015 at 1:11 pm
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          Oh, hello there !

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          • February 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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            Oh… hello right back to you πŸ˜‰

  • February 10, 2015 at 12:15 pm
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    I aree with you…and I second that self promo stuff. πŸ™‚

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    • February 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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      Thanks @susan-m-wolfe πŸ™‚ There’s so much promo noise out there that it gets to be an annoyance doing it yourself, especially if it goes against the grain!

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  • February 10, 2015 at 7:52 am
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    Maybe I’ll post a comparison of the two images @indeep27 . What do you think?

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  • February 9, 2015 at 11:12 am
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    This is a beautiful photo. It stirs something in me. The fisherman gets in the way for me.

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    • February 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm
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      Thank you πŸ™‚ You know, I might try it without the fisherman as well and compare! Just for the sake of curiosity.

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  • February 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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    steve, this was meaningful. rock standing in the ocean with a doorway created by the constant crashing of the waves. associatively linking (me) to an imperturbably positive thinking person…

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    • February 9, 2015 at 2:43 am
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      You’re right. The essence of this is time. The fisherman looking out to eternity, represented by the crashing waves and the carving out of the doorway in the rock.

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      • February 9, 2015 at 7:53 am
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        β€œthey always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” andy warhol

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        • February 10, 2015 at 5:26 am
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          Wise words πŸ™‚

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