Rain, Palms, Promenade: Dedicated to Juan José Romero

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Ian Stehbens on February 13, 2008

Juan José Romero inspired me to take this photo - I think it is the first I have ever taken of palmtrees, and so I have taken a couple more as well. Thankyou Juan José.

EVA_L on February 13, 2008

I feel, that Margaret and you dance here under an umbrella, but you are not visible... Cheers. Eva

Tamás Borbély on February 13, 2008

I am very happy Ian , how you paid attention to Juan José :-) A wonderful photo born!Congratulations, Tamás

Ian Stehbens on February 13, 2008

Yes Tamás, I would not have seen this except for the images of our artist friend, Juan José! And I am learning to take my camera out into the rain much more often because of some wonderful successes in the rain, and because our network of Panoramio friends is so encouraging.

And Eva, I resonate to the American melody and lyrics: Just singing in the Rain. I have walked, skipped, danced, jogged, run and romantically ambled along this promenade. And now I have photographed it and shared it with the world. Just thinking aloud: there is a green metal fence that is just visible on top of the sandstone wall - perhaps this is just the place for a lock or pair of ribbons!!


juan jose romero on February 14, 2008

hehehe....well, what can I say??? I'm flattered!!! Thank you so much Ian... I love the almost invisible branch that close the space in the uper side..:))

Ian Stehbens on February 14, 2008

I am glad you enjoyed this little honour that I can give to you!

I like the invisible branch.

In reality, though, as there is no branch between me way up on the bridge and the palmeras far down there, I actually believe it is light refracted by the downpour of rain that I was shooting in.

You see I was really having fun! And you were certainly with me. I was walking over the harbour bridge at midnight with my students who had just celebrated there graduation that night and were about to fly home to Korea at 9am, in the morning!


juan jose romero on February 14, 2008

haha, Ian, it really looks like an invisible branch! So you are a teacher? I had always thought you were a potographer. And what do you teach? I like that world. Good night! JJ

juan jose romero on February 14, 2008

oh!!!!! I'm so very sorry, IAN I hadn't read the dedication: from the back of my heart: THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Ian Stehbens on February 14, 2008

Dear Juan José,

If I were a professional photographer, I'd starve!

No I am a teacher, and currently I train leaders and emerging leaders from many countries in the South Pacific & SE Asia region. My major teaching areas include anything that is holistic. This ranges from peacebuilding to geography, Biblical studies and theology to ministry, community healing and community leadership.

Photography is my creative passion which is very useful in much of what I do. For when I am in conflict areas, consoling, negotiating, encouraging, or training it is very important to use the camera. The camera allows me to remember people and moments. It allows me to tell story when I return. It allows me to illustrate what I am teaching. It allows me to promote the cause of people and the cause of peace.

I am first and foremost a peacebuilder. I love palm branches!!

Peace to you, my special brother.


juan jose romero on February 15, 2008

It sounds great to be a PEACEBUILDER....:) Peace to you, my special brother. Juan José

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