Posts tagged ‘landscape’

May 15, 2016

The view from Haworth

This comes from one of the back roads of Haworth, traveling west. At the edge of town, West Lane heads down the hillside toward these farms on the opposite side of the valley, while Cemetery Road continues to curve along the top of the hillside. I photographed this area near the suggested lookout, which I don’t normally like to do, but it’s nice to get a standard shot of a view every now and again. I’d have to imagine the Bronte sisters came across this place from time to time, as they lived about a mile down the road.
The view from Haworth
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February 16, 2016

Distant Beach

Cape Town
Distant Beach
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February 7, 2016

Innate property

All the truths you’ve ever known.
Innate property
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January 16, 2016

This is not that place

I used to have a dream where I woke up late and the final is today. Can’t drop the class, too late. It’s already started. Up the hill and into the law school. It feels impossible. Through the window of the room on the second floor of the junior high school a college class. Ancient dark-wood desks in a square like high school history and the math teacher is taking the exam along with his students. But it’s German. His face is calm and almost smiling, gently committed to his own blissful work. As if he has all the answers. The light through the achromatic windows is that of an old library, and it flattens on a black-salt, dust-stained dirty floor from which you would never pick up the candy and eat it.

Then there’s this other dream where everything, all of the work, is miraculously completed upon my arrival. This is not that place.
This is not that place
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October 28, 2015

That thousand-yard stare

Florida
That thousand-yard stare
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April 19, 2015

A valley storm

A dirt road, South Africa.
A valley storm
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April 17, 2015

All of the middle ground

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
All of the middle ground
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January 23, 2015

Left on a mountain

It doesn’t seem like a normal thing to do, but when asked I couldn’t refuse. She wanted to know if I’d like to be dropped off on the side of the mountain while she went to fetch others. You could never expect that to be the next question you’re going to be asked, so, after letting it sink in for a few seconds, of course I said yes. They left me in a field of scrub with a sharp drop off about a quarter of a mile out. Cars were whipping by up above on the ridge. I don’t think this is a South African tradition, but there I was on a mountainside for 45 minutes. We all kind of laughed when I was picked up.
Left on a mountain
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January 22, 2015

Backlands gate

This was along the route at the edge of the farms where they crashed into reclaimed tribal lands. All of the roads were dirt and most of the people walking with things on their heads painted their faces. Riding in the back of the truck you could make brief eye contact and then watch them wrap backward around the bend. The red dust kicks up so much that when you stop you have to wait a while for it to settle, if you want to take it how it was.
Backlands gate
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November 13, 2014

Profilescape

The view was the other way.
Profilescape
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