SOL2015 March 18 -The Result of Some Rummaging.



Rummaging, I love that word. Rummaging is something I am particularly fond of doing. Checking out old boxes, unpacking containers stashed in an around the house, it's appeal is unending. It can uncover treasures, or just turn up very little. These days I also rummage through my computer files. They are labyrinthine. Meaning they often throw up surprises. Long lost poems, stories, photographs and files buried seemingly beyond memory.

This afternoon while rummaging through the thousands of photographs stored on my computer, I found three, (obviously taken by other people) snaps of me with my back turned.

That is the common link between the three images. However, the circumstances of each image is quite unrelated. Allow me to explain.


April 2011. Walking beside the creek. Camera in hand, I am seeking out Monarch butterflies. I had spotted them the day before and wanted visual evidence of their long awaited presence. It took me almost an hour to get the shot I wanted. They flapped and floated in the air. They sheltered in the shrubbery. They glided on delicate wings refusing to settle long enough for me to get the shot I so desperately desired.



2014: After the writing comes the walking. A autumn walk into Mornington. Leave the car at home and walk into Main street for a coffee. Almost 2 kms. Heart health awareness.Neighbourhood watch. A walk beside the beach and into the hustle and bustle of the shopping precinct. Rug up and go.





1981:I have always loved film making.  This shot was taken more than thirty years ago and I was teaching Media Studies. With Grade 6 students I was making a series of videos on safety and first aid. Here we are in the school-ground filming a scene.



A bit of rummaging and now you've seen the back of me...


Comments

  1. It may sound strange, but I really like pictures of people's backs. It brings mystery and wonders of what is happening with the individual.

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  2. It may sound strange, but I really like pictures of people's backs. It brings mystery and wonders of what is happening with the individual.

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  3. Candid shots of you lost in your own thoughts and actions - honest, completely involved in the moment. Thanks for sharing 'snapshots' of your life. I enjoyed reading your post.

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  4. I love the rummaging and the treasures you shared with us. They actually tell us a lot about you.

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  5. After the writing comes the walking? My gosh, Alan, you must be in great shape since you write so much!

    I really want to go rummaging around in my closet for some pictures right now. But the ones I would like to see can't be gotten now since my daughter is sleeping (and opening that closet will wake her).

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