A Happy Place

by Tim Rogers August. 16, 2016 2453 views

I have been back in Australia for a week after finishing my stint in Malaysia and leading into my new job in Samoa. I decided to do a road trip to visit friends and family and revisit some of my favourite places. My new job will involve a massive amount of travel and I'm excited about where it will be taking me. But I also know there are places that make my heart sing.

So after catching up with an old mate...for at least 45minutes too long...I performed a mad 100km dash to one of my favourite photographic places on the shore of Lake Mulwala. I'd left it late and what was the day's sunset was on the wain. I hadn't been there for about 12months and the tracks to the shoreline had grown over with grass. I had to park about 100m from my favourite spot so I had to throw the camera over the shoulder and run to get at least a sliver of the left over light.

The light may have been economical but the perfectly still water and mostly clear sky was mesmerising. As I quickly set up I found myself becoming increasingly calm and at peace. Maybe this spot has some magical power over me that basically says "it's going to be alright". 

Who knows? I was in a happy place and the conditions were amazing. My goal for the second half of my life is not only to visit these happy places, but to also create as many of them as possible. I figure if I make enough of them the they will somehow merge together and the whole world will become my happy place. I'll never have to visit, I'll always be there.

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Olga Helys 5 years ago

wooooooooooow
Great lighting
So peaceful

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Joe 5 years ago

Fantastic set, thanks for sharing. Like the peacefulness of the first photo

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Tim Rogers Replied to Joe 5 years ago

Thanks

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Emilia 5 years ago
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Tim Rogers Replied to Emilia 5 years ago

Thank you

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Michael Anderson 5 years ago

Stunning. My fav is the black and white one up top. Truly elegant.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Michael Anderson 5 years ago

Thanks, nature delivered that night

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Michael Anderson Replied to Tim Rogers 5 years ago

And so did you

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Amy Daniels 5 years, 1 month ago

All beautiful

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Tim Rogers Replied to Amy Daniels 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks

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Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 1 month ago

Magical atmosphere

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Tim Rogers Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, definitely gives you a feeling of peace

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 1 month ago

Just pure magical captures.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Gillian Parsons 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks. It's a magical place

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 1 month ago

Love these dramatic shots with a dramatic story! Rock On!!!

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Tim Rogers Replied to Jay Boggess 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks mate

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tim Rogers 5 years, 1 month ago

My pleasure!

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Sara G 5 years, 1 month ago

Amen to your words! Love this calm beautiful set.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Sara G 5 years, 1 month ago

Thanks very much

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Ram Ya 5 years, 1 month ago

I can feel the power of this place that can calm a soul.
Mesmerizing reflections and beautiful light! You have outdone yourself my friend.

Wish you all the best in Samoa, I heard it is so beautiful up there. Hoping to catch a glimpse of it through your lens and words.
Thank you.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Ram Ya 5 years, 1 month ago

I'll certainly be trying to get some good pics when I'm there. Thanks for the comment

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