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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Photograph: "United" Ethiopia series


"United"



"United Colors"




"United Colors = One"

by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: In Oromia, near the Sudan and Ethiopia border,
The terraced valley of the Holy Caves of Miracle Healing Water,
Debre Libanos ደብረ፡ሊባኖስ Ethiopia, January 2006

Camera: Canon PowerShot (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, late windy afternoon, dry dusty, no flash, no tripod




"Adults Reflected In The Eyes of Children"






Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Photograph: "Moon Sun Earth Rainbow Storm Clouds"






"Moon Sun Earth Rainbow Storm Clouds"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: on the "Immutable Island of Melodious Sound",
Ka'u District, Kona 2012

Photograph taken with a Nikon D3100, 18-55 mm lens
Conditions: Double rainbow, Natural light, windy late afternoon,
overcast with volcanic smog and rain storm, no flash, no tripod


Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"Check Out Your Attitude, To The All, The Many, The Everyday Everything"



Why this "Kona" photo with this "Afghanistan" poem - metaphors:

"The Kona Winds" and storms are associated with cyclones with 'central pressures' which usually last for a day. Considerable damage is caused, and when passing through mountain gaps and over mountains, downsloped winds can gust over 100 mph/165 km/h, which causes much of the destruction.

"The Rainbow" in Hawaii is perceived as the pathway that the souls of the dead take to travel to the heavenly realms. The rainbow is a symbol of transformation, and those who can freely travel between the upper world and the lower reaches live like gods among humans, enjoying earthly prosperity and abundance.

The Rainbow is featured as a pathway between dimensions in Hawaiian mythology as it does in various cultures round the world, it also acts as a footstool for Malanaikuaheahea, the wife of the legendary transpacific voyager and astronomer whose name, Maliki’i is also the Hawaiian term for the Pleiades star cluster from which the first Hawaiians came to earth.

One of the island legends predict that the return of rainbows to earth that the world is poised for a big change.

The rainbow is often linked to transformation and peace.

To the ancient Hawaiians, babies destined to become great chieftains (leaders) are born with rainbows over their homes, and are accompanied by rainbows throughout their lives.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Photograph: "RainForest LightShower ~ Paluma Rainforest" series








"RainForest LightShower"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: in the Paluma Rainforest, Mount Spec, Australia 2007
Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S6
Conditions: Photographer spinning while looking up,
Natural light, rainy misty late afternoon, no flash, no tripod

Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson
 Clarity Integrates My Everything Into My Everyday Body of Reality


Sometime before 347 BC, Plato wrote;
“...perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens
for one who desires to see it,
and having seen it,
to find himself.”







Sunday, June 15, 2014

Photographs: "Growing Storm, Living Breathing Creating Peace" Immutable Island of Melodious Sound series (Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling Wood Valley Tibetan Temple)












































"Growing Storm, Living Breathing Creating Peace"
on the "Immutable Island of Melodious Sound"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling
Wood Valley Tibetan Temple
"Immutable Island of Melodious Sound"
Ka'u District of Kona 2012

Camera: Nikon D3100 with 55 mm lens
Conditions: Natural light, rainy, volcanic smog,
late afternoon, no flash, no tripod


Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Photograph: "Spring Dust Storms Obscure The Obvious" Beijing, China 1990






"Spring Dust Storms Obscure The Obvious" - Beijing, China 1990
by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: in Beijing, China 1990
Photograph: 35 mm Pentax MX SLR, 50 mm lens.
35 mm colour negative film.
Imaging: digital-scan of a paper print form film negative
Conditions: natural light, later afternoon, Spring, Gobi Desert Dust Storm

Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson




Photograph: "Winds Will Change" Beijing China 1990



"Winds Will Change" 
1st International Kite Festival
Beijing, China 1990

by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: Beijing, China 1990
Camera: Pentax 35 mm Film SLR camera with 50 mm lens.
Imaging: 35 mm colour negative film
printed on professional grade photographic paper in 1997.
In 2010, the paper print was digitally scanned.
Conditions: Natural light, Spring Gobi Desert sand storm, no tripod, no flash

Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Photograph: "Dance of Our Ancestors, Dance For Our Ancestors" series










































Aztecah "Dance of Our Ancestors, Dance For Our Ancestors"
Mexica "Day of the Dead / Dia de la Muertos"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: Los Angeles, Hollywood Forever Cemetery 2013
Camera: Sony DSC-RX 100 M2 (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, late afternoon, wind, moving dancers, lots of energy, 
no tripod, no flash


Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson (this poem is being Edited)
Silicon Valley, Xinjiang, Beijing 1997 "Infinite Equality Of All, To Everything"



"Ghosts Perform" 

by Karin Lisa Atkinson 

"Dance of Our Ancestors, Dance For Our Children"
Quote: "Treat the earth well: 
it was not given to you by your parents, 
it was loaned to you by your children. 
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; 
we borrow it from our Children. 
We are more than the sum of our knowledge, 
we are the products of our imagination. " 

Location: Mexica "Day of the Dead / Dia de la Muertos Celebration"
Los Angeles, Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Camera: Sony DSC-RX 100 M2 (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, late afternoon, wind, no tripod, no flash



"Ghosts Sing"


"Ghosts Dance"




"Dance of Life"




"Ghosts Dance Between The Worlds"




"Dance of Generations"


by Karin Lisa Atkinson

"Dance of Our Ancestors, Dance For Our Children"

Quote: "Treat the earth well: 
it was not given to you by your parents, 
it was loaned to you by your children. 
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; 
we borrow it from our Children. 
We are more than the sum of our knowledge, 
we are the products of our imagination. " 


Location: Mexica "Day of the Dead / Dia de la Muertos Celebration"
Los Angeles, Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Camera: Sony DSC-RX M2 (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, bright late afternoon, wind, no tripod, no flash