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Some of my favorite subjects are the weathered remnants of this pier. For years these great timbers have greeted and parted the incoming and outgoing tides. The sea’s salty caress has eroded and chipped away at these once sturdy wooden goliaths. Yet still they remain through wind, rain, storms, low, and high tides. Maybe I spend too much time observing and thinking of how these old weary wooden stakes remind me of life….or maybe I should spend more time here just enjoying the lady of the sea as she constantly caresses and quietly takes from everything she touches. When she is peaceful, she conveys such a wonderful sense of calm and harmony. And when she is furious, she brings such a sense of perspective at just how small we really are in the grand scheme of life and nature. Still, I find it most theraputic to watch aas she slowly erases the lines in the sand, cleans and heals the scars on her shores. And, brings a fresh start to everything she touches.
Maybe, I should not sip as much wine while I am photographing seascapes…lolol !!
Have a safe (and peaceful) Easter Weekend everyone.

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15 responses

  1. She is quite the “enchantress” ~ I agree. The great timbers are fortunate to know her fury – and her soothing love…. This is stunning dear friend. I am like you – I look into nature and see so much of the human condition reflected. Life is ever-changing and dynamic – and there is so much passion to embrace everywhere. Both your photo and words have stirred me today – in a good way ~ Blessings and Love this weekend~RL

    March 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    • Thank you so much dearest Robyn! You never cease to amaze me with your masterful crafting of words and thoughts. Such a wonderful comment and tribute (as always) from you!

      March 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      • You are too kind ~ a truly lovely reply. I adore this photo!!
        Also just popped in to say hi — as I have missed you at my place. Are you doing ok? I hope so — sending love and light always, Robyn

        May 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      • Robyn! Doing okay now…(sly grin), I just been quite puzzled and perplexed by my instructor, my craft, and my assignments. I will be posting later tonight about it for everyone to review (I do hope you will chime in!!) Warmest wishes and highest hopes for you dear one!

        May 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      • For sure I will look out for you later! Most interested in your latest endeavors and experience. Have been a bit worried…. & so glad you are ok! 🌾🌻RL

        May 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

  2. I never would have guessed remnants of an old pier. Atlantis rising, sure, but not a rotted per. Wonderful shot Stan. It has my imagination going! Happy Easter to you, too, Dear Stan.

    March 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    • Much appreciated lovely Resa! Though I do hope to stir your imagination only slightly…your creative powers are incredibly amazing! Thank you so much for the visit and comment, always such a delight to have you comment on my work!

      March 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

  3. excellent shot. You caught the sea motion perfectly, and I am glad you decided on B&W for this…that added more mood.

    March 31, 2013 at 2:06 am

    • Welcome back Enman! So glad you appreciate the image and thanks for your comment. Still learning the wonderful art of photography my friend!

      April 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      • Hmm..you wrote “Still learning the wonderful art of photography..” I’ll say to that: aren’t we all. And: I think from the images you are showing us that you are at the top edge of that learning curve.

        April 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      • Once again I am honored and humbled by your kind thoughts and words Enman, much appreciated and respected my friend.

        April 9, 2013 at 10:28 am

  4. A nice balance in the composition and reading the blog really gave me an empathy with your work and the feeling for the sea. Thanks

    April 4, 2013 at 9:43 am

    • Thanks so much for your visit and comment jdt, I do hope I will one day get all of the skills of this amazing craft together. Stay safe, keep shooting, and do come back often.
      Stan

      April 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  5. Thank you for the visual joy you shared with us…so glad I found you.

    April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    • Your kindness I’d deeply appreciated! Thank you so much, and I am truly glad I was able to send some visual joy your way!

      April 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

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