Timor-Leste Dili District Dili
by Ian Stehbens
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juan jose romero, on March 21, 2008, said:
wow........! I think you are specially gifted to "SEE" the essential, conceptual motifs (the yellow dune, the lake shore...)and make us see them the way you do. Again, the magic eye. And a YS. Have a good Viernes Santo. Juan José
Ian Stehbens, on March 21, 2008, said:
Thank you again, JJ. Your comments are very much appreciated and your assessment is another honour! You are so wonderfully encouraging.
It is interesting that you saw a dune beyond the reflection! It is actually shimmer of light on the surface of the bay. So that now allows me to see it in two very different ways. So that ambiguity adds another element to it for me.
Such a special sea/landscape in such a troubled place!
Sorry to disappoint you, Ian: when I speak of the yellow dune, I refer to the magnificent "Advancing dune on the Hammerstone Sandblow, Lake Wabby, Fraser Island". :)) And I did so to indicate that you really master the bare subjets. In this marvelous photo of today "Dawn shimmers on the water, Dili, Timor Leste" I see what your magic eye shows me: a reflaction :) Best regards, JJ
So sorry. I understand now, what you said so clearly, before. Appreciate your explanation and generous spirit. Thanks JJ. Ian
jeff_msn123, on March 21, 2008, said:
I have looked at your Dili's photo gallery. This photo gives me a tranquil feeling. I like this shot.
I am pleased that you have a tranquil feel after visiting Dili. I too enjoyed my sunset and sunrise walks, for they were tranquil times. But o the pain of Dili. It certainly isn't tranquil. There is so little peace of any kind, and so little tranquillity. But it is a call upon us to assist in the building of peace.
People are struggle for better life in different level. A mouthful of clean water or a short period of peace is someones' short term aim in certain area of the world. Even though we are living in such worst conditions, we should find something to entain ourselves. A short time for relaxation is necessary. At the same time, everyone must put every effort to change it. We must face the real world. People should always keep in mind that the better future will be coming to us. To me, life goes up and down periodically.
I am grateful for your feedback, thoughtfulness and hope. As I think of your part of the world, having been there in 1975-76, I knew too much about the suffering and violence of the Cultural Revolution especially as well as the 100 Flowers era that preceded it.
You may also be interested to see the involvement of PRC in the rebuilding of Dili, which I will show you in some more uploads of Dili.
betzy, on March 23, 2008, said:
Ian is beautiful composition!! I love it!!
Oompie, on April 11, 2011, said:
Hi Ian. Our time with the Amazing Race has reduced to only 5 days and I was hoping you would capture your splendid photos of this country to it. If I can do it on your behalf I would gladly do so!
Ian Stehbens, on April 11, 2011, said:
Sorry for the very late reply, but thanks and I am glad that you enjoyed this image.
Sorry mate, I am travelling at the moment so only catching short bursts with limited upload/download, so I am sorry it is not going to be possible this time.
Xpeditor, on August 27, 2011, said:
Ian Stehbens, on October 1, 2011, said:
like a genie out of a bottle... but a landscape came out of a boat as the morning dawned.
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Photo taken in Rua Jose Maria Marques, Dili, Timor-Leste
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