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and

Emily Doddrell,

winners in the Be Couper 2015 Calendar draw!

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Thank you to everyone who entered.  🙂

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

 

 

Photograph by Be Couper
Photograph by Be Couper

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.

The tide may be out.  But look at the beauty of what remains.  The ripples in the sandy floor and the reflection of that sky.
Sigh.

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

 

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.

Standing on St Heliers beach looking back across over Brown’s Island.
Hello Day. 

Photography by the wonderful Be Couper.

DSC_0822Here is an extract from a the writing of a poet I have always loved. I read another of her poems at my Mum’s funeral.  That one was “Remember Me”.
This poetry extract comes from

de Profundis
by Christian Rosetti

 

I never watch the scatter’d fire
Of stars, or sun’s far-trailing train,
But all my heart is one desire,
And all in vain:
 
For I am bound with fleshly bands,
Joy, beauty, lie beyond my scope;
I strain my heart, I stretch my hands,
And catch at hope.

 

“De Profundis” is reprinted from Poems. Christina Rossetti. London: Macmillan, 1891.

Read more at http://www.poetry-archive.com/r/de_profundis.html#3bCKbCWxAcQiqAkc.99

 

How to Just Be

 

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

Photos by the crazy talented Be Couper.   A little window into Be’s world.
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 one I have called Yellow Skies.  Don’t we live in a gorgeous country, down here at the bottom of the planet?  Thank you for sharing your art with us Be.  You clever lady!

Photography:  Be CouperBe Couper Yellow Skies