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Friday, January 29, 2010

Seeing Robertson through New Eyes.

I have entitled this posting "Seeing Robertson through New Eyes", as I have been asked to present some photographs by a young visitor to Robertson, Helena Redwood. I am happy to do this, as different people do see things differently.
Denis Wilson

Helena has provided this brief introductory statement:

"Helena is a young and talented self-taught artist with an eye for "behind the lens". She has a true artistic gift, inspiring us all with her paintings and photography.

"Stumbling into photography by pure chance at the age of fourteen she has enjoyed experimenting with scenic views from around the world. A young further developing artist we are sure to enjoy in the further future.

"Growing up in South Australia, Helena moved to the green pastures of New Zealand at the age of nine. She has lived and studied in the ice cold land of Sweden for the past two years taking her artistic venture further in photography.

"In her recent working stop-over in beautiful Robertson, Helena enjoyed venturing around, appreciating its scenic views and history.

"The rainforests made the perfect place for her landscape photos. Her quote was "I welcome you to view Robertson in a new way".
Old Vine snaking across path in Nature Reserve
Fence and tree through soft mist
Railway Line, Robertson, in heavy mist.
Spider Web with dew
"The Long Road Downhill"
the road to the Cemetery
Powerlines on a Grey Day
Green Grass, Spider Web with dew
Traditional Milk Pail
Steel Wheel
Wooden post and rail
Natural archway entrance to house.
Robertson Rainforest - fallen branch, and vines
Silhouette of dead Blackwood Wattle Tree
Contrast - vines framing fog
Paired Chairs
A View of Robertson Cemetery
Helena Terese Redwood


Tyto Tony said...

Nice touches. Puts new light on Redwood forests!

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Glad you picked up on that ambiguity.
The last photo does appear to be a "ring-in" - from one of her overseas trips, I suspect.
Ironically there is a "Redwood" plantation in Robertson, but she seemingly does not know that.

Ryan said...

Ive known Helena for over 5 years now. Shes truly a gifted artistic person who has an uncanny eye for great photographs and is a great friend to have. Aside from Photography, her paintings and drawings are very good also. Its a real privilege to have gotten to know her as well as I have

Ryan said...

That last photograph is from Sweden. I think it was from a small wood near Tidaholm