Saturday, 10 April 2010

Weekend reflection - the Rosamunde andante


Acting as a buffer between performer and audience, the lily pond snuggles along the front of the sound shell at the apex of the Barrangarra amphitheatre which is the home of Four Winds. As well as an array of lilies, the pond contains frogs. Frogs which respond to Schubert's music. Searching through Frogs of Australia, I have determined that the critters in question were Eastern Common Froglets. Their presence was a delight.


The second movement, the andante, from Franz Schubert's String Quartet #13, 'the Rosamunde' was played by the Flinders Quartet with Erica Kennedy on first violin, Matthew Thompkins on second violin, Helen Ireland on viola, and Zoe Knighton on 'cello. These images of a lily opening were taken before and after the full performance by the Flinders Quartet, my favourite performance of the weekend.


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38 comments:

Katherine said...

Wow! These photos are amazing Julie! Beautiful!

Piyush said...

Totally amazing!

Sean said...

Fantastic... taken to a new level Julie!

Lois said...

I am in awe of these pictures Julie! They are so beautiful.

Naturedigital said...

There are not words good enough to describe the beauty of these photographs..
Have a nice day.
Costas

Yolanda said...

The third one might as well be an oil painting. All so gorgeous - you always share the most wonderful reflection shots!

Regina said...

Gorgeous reflections Julie.
Enjoy the weekend.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Glorious lily shots and a beautifully descriptive account of your experience.

Coffeedoff said...

Beautiful water lilies and reflections!

brattcat said...

You've composed a very pleasing symphony with this post, Julie. Magnificent images, extraordinary composition and light.

Doreen said...

total perfection!

VioletSky said...

the lily ... what a beautiful response to beautiful music!

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Very nice, but I can't see the mozzies.

Julie said...

... umm ... the pond was full of ... umm ... frogs ... like ...

Johnny Nutcase said...

wow! really beautiful photos!

Bruce Caspersonn said...

FROGS!!! We just spent Easter at Tooraweenah. They have a frog plague. Dozens of them all over the place in our cabin. Especially in the loo. Pat was not over happy about them. There was lots of rain several months ago, so now you pay the price.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots, beautifully reflected.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Woody said...

Julie, these rock! The reflection in the second shot is phenomenal.

Miss Kodee said...

Unbeliebably breathtaking!! I just love these - they give such a feeling of peace.

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T. Becque said...

What perfect reflections and lighting!

Shelle said...

exquisite, where in Sydney does such a place exist...i know of no lily pond, maybe central park.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Your water lilies are very beautiful, and your description of the music as well. You haven't visited me for awhile (sniff).

Malyss said...

very elegant pictures!

Hilda said...

Oh Julie, these are so beautiful! Perfect illustration for your description of the music too. Sounds like a lovely weekend.

Matty said...

Your eye for detail is remarkable, and these close-up reflections are a perfect example.

RuneE said...

Exceptionally elegant - I'm envious :-)

Serge Cornillet said...

Very nice Julie, these are beautiful, they remind me "Impressionist painters".
Serge

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

string quartet
under the waterlilies
frog makes five

great stuff.

Clytie said...

Beautiful - you caught a perfect mood!

Loree said...

Those photos are perfect. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

James said...

These are great. I like the flowers and the reflections are perfect.

Marla said...

So beautiful!

Joanne said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog:) I love these shots, gorgeous flowers, I see you keep yourself busy with all your blogs, great stuff!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I am such a sucker for water lillies but I dont think I have ever noticed reflections (clearly not looking). This is the second time you've shown lily reflections ... I am going to look closer next time I am at a lily pond. And the way the light is falling on these flowers is just gorgeous.

Ebie said...

Hi Julie, I really appreciate for coming back to tell me of your URL.

And I am never disappointed. These shots are just gorgeous! The reflection, the composition is superb. On the other, waterlily is the translation of my Chinese name.

Jilly said...

Oh how glorious. Stunning photography.

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! I'm truly amazed at the beauty of these images!

kostas said...

Fantastic capture!Wonderful flowers.