The Shores of Valinor

I’ve been shooting bio-luminescence along the Jervis Bay shoreline now for a few years – where it appears unexpectedly, and on this particular night a few months ago, the whole length of the beach was alight with blue as small waves lapped against the sand leaving lines of sparkling fairy dust while Mars and a … More The Shores of Valinor

Intimation of Summer Days

“At first flash of Eden we race down to the sea. Standing there on freedom’s shore. Waiting for the sun. Can you feel it, Now that Spring has come? That it’s time to live in the scattered sun. Waiting for the sun … Waiting for you to Come along“ Jim Morrison  

Enchanted Shores

“On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.” J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan  

Wave Theory

“Even nature; the restless waves, irregular trees and stars all out of line show that chaos can be beautiful!” Sophia McMaster – The Last Companion  

Calm

“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. we are both salt water mixed with air.” Nayyirah Waheed  

Blue Shores

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” Albert Einstein  

Winter Shores

“In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon.” Albert Camus

The Gates of Day

“I saw the first light, fore-running the sun, gather in a cup of the eastern cloud, gather and grow and brim, till at last it spilled like milk over the golden lip, to smear the dark face of heaven from end to end. From east to north, and back to south again, the clouds slackened, … More The Gates of Day

Awe and Wonderment

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” Albert Einstein  

Clouded Twilight

“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are … More Clouded Twilight

The Waves of Paradise

“The sea answers all questions, and always in the same way; for when you read in the papers the interminable discussions and the bickering and the prognostications and the turmoil, the disagreements and the fateful decisions and agreements and the plans and the programs and the threats and the counter threats, then you close your … More The Waves of Paradise

Summer

“Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved … More Summer

The Passing of Spring

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Transition Between Spring and Summer – Twilight … More The Passing of Spring

No Known Cure

“Life…. This morning the sun made me adore it. It had, behind the dripping pine trees, the oriental brightness, orange and crimson, of a living being, a rose and an apple, in the physical and ideal fusion of a true and daily paradise.” Juan Ramón Jiménez, Time and Space: A Poetic Autobiography When you watch every … More No Known Cure

Risk

“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.” Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems “If you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.” Gertrude Stein Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Careful Southern Ocean east of New Zealand – October 2014

Memories of Summer

On a cold and windswept early spring day (top image below) it’s easy for the mind to move to the silent soft dawn of endless summers of the past. “… teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Move

The Sea and Shore

“I AM FOREVER walking upon these shores, Betwixt the sand and the foam, The high tide will erase my foot-prints, And the wind will blow away the foam. But the sea and the shore will remain Forever. Kahlil Gibran Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … Connected Blenheim and Nelson Beach, Jervis bay NSW

The Path to the Moon

“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.” Yasunari Kawabata, Palm of the Hand Stories Inspired by Cee’s Which Way Challenge  The rising full moon over Point Perpendicular, Jervis Bay

Lunar Inspiration

“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power … More Lunar Inspiration

Kane’ohe Bay

During a 5 day stay on Oahu, Hawaii last September I booked a day with Oahu Photography Tours. They start before dawn and visit a number of locations around the Island – some of which are not on the tourist trail, giving you an opportunity to focus on technique and soak in the spectacular landscapes … More Kane’ohe Bay

Points of Interest

  Inspired by this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge … Rule of Thirds.   Here in this interpretation, the focus of attention or point of interest in the images is placed away from the centre within the right or left third and also close to one of the 4 intersection points of the 9 part grid. … More Points of Interest

Lost in the Landscape

Sometimes, the significance of a landscape … the emotional feeling you get from being there is best portrayed by including small features – either human or structures of some kind. The scale differential between a lighthouse and the mountain it is built on often magnifies the beauty of the sea or the sky … and … More Lost in the Landscape

Shoreline after Storm

Unfathomable Sea whose waves are years, Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe Are brackish with the salt of human tears Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow Claspest the limits of mortality!. And sick of prey, yet howling on for more, Vomitest thy wrecks on its inhospitable shore; Treacherous in calm, … More Shoreline after Storm