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"To persons standing alone on a hill during a clear midnight
such as this, the roll of the world eastwards is almost a palpable
movement. The sensation may be caused by the panoramic glide of the
stars past earthly objects, which is perceptible in a few minutes of
stillness, or by the better outlook upon space which a hill affords,
or by the wind, or by the solitude; but whatever be its
origin the impression of riding along is vivid and abiding. The poetry
of motion is a phrase much in use, and to enjoy the epic form of
that gratification it is necessary to stand on a hill at a small
hour of the night, and, having first expanded with a sense of difference
from the mass of civilised mankind, who are
dreamwrapt and disregardful of all such precedings at this time, long
and quietly watch your stately progress through the stars. After
such a nocturnal reconnoitre, it is hard to get back to earth, and to
believe that the consciousness of such majestic speeding is
derived from a tiny human frame."
Welcome to the home page of Gavin Duley. I am an EFL/ESL tutor, a student of botany and œnology, a photographer, and a penguin wrangler 1. This web site presents some of my photography, as well as my writing on topics such as photography and computing and other interests. I also own the domain wodewose.org, and some other stuff of mine can be found there.
As with pretty much every web site ever designed, this site is under constant renewal and change. Check back from time to time to see what's going on. I do hope you enjoy your visit! I also have a blog that I sometimes update.
"Looking down at the earth from 12,000 feet, I felt then that my
life was in perfect perspective. It was a sense of oneness with
the universe -- I belonged to it, just like the crystals forming
on the wing tip. At that moment I knew that all my anxieties and
failures and pain were shadows on the wasteland. Admiral Byrd, an
unbeliever, experienced something similar in Antarctica, in his
own way. He described it as 'a feeling that transcended reason;
that went straight to the heart of man's despair and found it
groundless'. It seemed to represent the ultimate destination
of all our journeys."
1. Heh. I wish.
This page last updated Wednesday 01 November 2017.
The page most recently updated was gavinduley.org on Wednesday 01 November 2017.
All photographs are Copyright (c) Gavin Duley 2007 onwards.