Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Past and present

Please click in the link to view a Harry Phillips photograph of Frederica Falls from the Blue Mountains City Library Local Studies Collection.

Now compare it to my photograph below. Quite apart from the obvious reduced water flow and silting caused by development in the area, Phillips was a master of managing composition, light and people to bring dreams to life.


Photo: Frederica Falls, Lawson
Words to walk with:
The person in Phillips photograph reminds me of a shepherd holding a crook.
From The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
"Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields
Woods or steepy mountain yields

And we will sit upon the rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals. "

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