WINNERS: Calendar Giveaway

GiveawayCongratulations to

Leah Gullan

and

Emily Doddrell,

winners in the Be Couper 2015 Calendar draw!

I’ll be in touch, so check your email inbox.
Thank you to everyone who entered.  🙂

Calendar Giveaway: How to Just Be!

Giveaway

Do you love the first page of a brand new calendar or diary? All that blank possibility?  I do. I’m a sucker for a good calendar.  For me, the images really matter, and lots of white space for jotting down info. Each year, we are lucky enough to be on Be Couper’s Christmas Calendar gift list.  She’s a photographer and is responsible for all the shots on this blog that look any good.  (The snapshots that don’t, are my inexpert phone shots!)  Be curates 12 of her favourite shots each year and compiles them into a calendar. This coming year’s calendar surpasses the last.  The photos are even more breathtaking.  I love seeing what she finds through her lense across each year…  if you like her photos, too, you will love her calendar!  If you haven’t seen them yet, use the search function there on the right.  Type in ‘just Be‘ and you’ll find them.

You can also find her stock photography for sale here.

This year, Be Couper has given me two calendars to give away here on the Chronic-ills of Rach!
Does one of them have your name on it?

Would you like to be in to win?

All you have to do to get in the draw is comment below.

Tell me one thing that helps you to just ‘BE’.
eg. ‘being with my family helps me to just ‘BE’.

I will put all the entries into a hat on Sunday the 4th January, draw a winner and notify by email.  Entries can be from anywhere in the world.  NZ Post and I will get it to you 😉  You don’t have to have Dysautonomia to enter either, you just have to love beauty and like a bit of a giveaway comp!  What’s not to love?!

Be Couper Yellow Skies

 

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And the winners are…
Leah Gullan and Emily Doddrell!

 

How to Just Be

Every now and then, I’m going to post some photographic magic here.

Photos by a friend of mine with a talent for catching beauty in her camera.
A little window for us to look through.
These posts will be called, ‘How to Just Be’.  Their purpose is to give you something to pause and wonder over.  Something beautiful.  Something to inspire you to take a deep breath. A moment to drink in the view, even if you can’t get out to see these wonders.  Something to help you to just ‘Be’ in the moment.

 

Photographer: Be Couper
Photographer: Be Couper

 

Be, my talented photographer friend, was out at Maraetai Beach, near Auckland at dawn when she got this shot.  She had planned to take a photo of the sunrise. Then this little Asian couple wandered out onto the jetty for some early morning fishing.  She hadn’t planned a shot of fisherfolk, but the sunrise, with them in it, ‘made’ the shot work.   When I look at this picture I can imagine how quiet and still it would have been, so few people about, the quiet hush of water on sand, the splash of fishing float on water.  And all that golden sun.
Another truly beautiful shot, Be.  Thank you for sharing it with us!

PS.  Be, if you are reading this, can you post a link in the comments so people can find the photos you have online for sale?

How To Just Be

Every now and then, I’m going to post some photographic magic here.

Photos by a friend of mine with a talent for catching beauty in her camera.   Her name is Be Couper.

Thank you Be, for giving us a little window to look through.

These posts will be called, ‘How to Just Be’.  Their purpose is to give you something to pause and wonder over.  Something beautiful.  Something to inspire you to take a deep breath. A moment to drink in the view, even if you can’t get out to see these wonders.  Something to help you to just be in the moment.

This photo was taken from Northcote Point and is a view of our Auckland Harbour Bridge.  Be tells me she was taking photos with a friend who was endlessly patient, teaching her how to take photos of lights at night to give this ‘starburst’ effect.  I love the way the lights march up toward the bridge.  Whose journeys are they illuminating on this night?  Did someone look up at these lights at the very moment Be was taking this photo?  Where were they travelling?  For some reason, it puts me in mind of this golden oldie lyric:

Where do you go to my lovely, when you’re alone in your bed?
Tell me the thoughts that surround you.  I want to look inside your head.
Peter Sarstedt – 1969

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Photography by Be Couper

How To Just Be

Every now and then, I’m going to post some photographic magic here.

Photos by a friend of mine with a talent for catching beauty in her camera.
A little window for us to look through.

These posts will be called, ‘How to Just Be’.  Their purpose is to give you something to pause and wonder over.  Something beautiful.  Something to inspire you to take a deep breath. A moment to drink in the view, even if you can’t get out to see these wonders.  Something to help you to just ‘Be’ in the moment.

(c)Be Couper
(c)Be Couper

The day
grows up

moves away,
gilt
behind the horizon,

a line, a trace
to memorise
or,
to

erase