Friday, August 20, 2010

Flowing of Time

This is the place where I found two spiders that led two different lifestyles. I always come back, they still go through the same cycle, but this was not my focus today, though the hard rock music from one of them sounded very strong.

Time is like water flowing, when I think I had managed to freeze it, it was actually tickling away between each of my click and snap.

And it transformed into an embedded face on the left hand side of the water. It swirled in the turbulent. It was twisted. It disappeared shortly after having a quick glimpse at me.

Time is like flowing water, like it or not, it continues to slip through the rocks. I happened to read that a piece of rock has three lives; I can dream about my past and future life if I lie on it.

26 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Excellent watery images!

betchai said...

i always love your thoughts Rainfield, and how you connect to nature so well. and hey, you did a great job in those water images, beautiful shots.

Frieda said...

You took some beautiful pictures. And it's always interesting to read your thoughts---

Icy BC said...

Oh Rainfield, I love the colors of these rocks, and how the water flows..I'm there..

ruthi said...

As usual... great photos and great thoughts. I love how you relate life with ordinary things.

fufu said...

time huuh... well i dont want to know my future now... i want to create my own future myself :) hihihi

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was too cool! I was delighted to find I could enlarge the first and the last one..wow they look terrific up close!! I'm sure those stones could tell you a story- I see a face (grin), really a neat post Rainfield-

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Looks cool and relaxing but yeah. the swirls look like a face.

George said...

These are beautiful watery images. I like your comparison of time with flowing water. Your photos are wonderful interpretations of your words.

wenn said...

i love it! great shots!

Grass said...

Being a photographer, you can't freeze the time, but you can freeze the motion of water....

p3chandan said...

rainfield61, beautiful images of the water flowing zig zagging down the rocks! Sometimes its like time freezes when you sit n watch, fascinated by the flow of water finding its own way...The sight n sound of flowing water, framed by the splendour of nature, have a tranquil, soothing effect.

silent moments said...

This is another instance where nature overpowers technology...
Its only the harsh winter that can freeze a stream...

Tes said...

Lovely shot, Rainy! The slippery rocks stood out against the cool water. Love the depth, and the colors. :)

Cher said...

rocks have 3 lives? wow! i wish people do too... :)

AVCr8teur said...

Time waits for no one. If you manage to freeze it, I want to know your secret.

rainfield61 said...

The legend of a piece of rock that has three lives is referred to the novel on ancient China, "A Dream of Red Mansions" which is sometimes named "The Story of the Stone".

石”有三生,“玉”有三分,人生亦有三境界.

rainfield61 said...

Kirigalpoththa:
Those results are achieved after numerous trial, they can be better. Thanks for your encouragement.

betchai/Frieda/ruthi:
Those are all my wild thoughts that are triggered by the Nature.

Icy BC:
Sure, I am waiting for you. Let's hike together.

fufu:
Everyone of us want to create our own future, but deep inside, still like to know the future. Hihihi..

Kilauea Poetry:
I have problem to upload pictures which cannot be enlarged later. Sorry for that.
If possible, I'll tell the story of this stone.

Willie:
The face swirled and swirled, and refused to vanish after a short while.

George:
Chinese always links flowing water with time, I just echo the saying.

wenn:
Thanks.

Grass:
I am looking for Canon 100mm macro lens. My friend managed to locate one for RM2000 in KL.

p3chandan:
Your comment can be another great post. So well written.

silent moments:
We are totally helpless in front of the immense Nature.

Tes:
You have been a great photographer recently.

Cher:
Hehehe...

AVCr8teur:
I'll tell you if Nature tells me the answer.

Bengbeng said...

The last paragraph : i love it. u r writing
so well now... i l like the way u paint yr philosophy in words

Grass said...

There are 2 versions of Canon Macro 100mm, one is with "IS", the other without "IS", if within budget then get the one with "IS", you will gain 4 stops slower shutter speed, good for handheld shots.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Wonderful picture. Do wish we could freeze the time sometime though (wishful thinking).I like the 3rd picture the best it is like a painting.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I love water pictures where the water is flowing smoothly like that. I need to learn how to slow down my camera's shutter speed to make that work!

Harumi said...

Wow.. what a scenic spot.. but that watery face sure was creepy. =D

Quite beautiful and inspiring thoughts. Shall I call you as the Great Sage Rain? =D

Anonymous said...

Looi,is there a URL where i can see the original pictures (actual size) of the flowing water. The exposure is good. You actually did not freeze the time nor the water, the flowing "milky" stream is nostalgic and freezes your thought......Subrayoga

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield you are so eloquent in your words. You should be a poet. Your photos are simply stunning to say the least. I can feel the ebb and flow through your shots.

Ratty said...

I like the face in the water. It may have left you quickly, but you froze time forever with your camera.