Sunday, July 24, 2011

Picture Post 1017: So Much Sea


The last of my selection of holiday photographs for the time being. This was taken from the cabin balcony as we left Ponta Delgada in the Azores. Somehow it sums up the whole experience of sailing the ocean : so much sea, so little obvious life. Picture Post will continue as a feature, bringing a selection of my old and my new photographs.

13 comments:

  1. I love the sea and this shot of a lone bird is really good.

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  2. I remember coming to Australia as a child I had my 11th birthday in Las Palmas then nothing until Capetown. . . that's a LOT of sea.

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  3. I think I'm going to be seasick.

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  4. CB : 'Tis understandable old chap. Once you get more experience of sailing the high seas (like me) you will find that initial feeling of motion sickness passes.

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  5. I do hope so, Alan, I do hope so.

    Excuse me....

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  6. That looks amazing. But like Chairman Bill, the thought of so much sea, and me on it, makes me feel queasy. I'm such a lightweight when it comes to ships and boats. But the smallness of the bird compared to the sea is really moving in your picture.

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  7. The photograph says it all really. I love ships and boats - looking at them that is - but even stepping on a high-speed ferry makes me nervous. I don’t think I could manage a whole cruise. I live by the sea so that will do me for now. I’m so glad you got so much out of it though.

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  8. nice...love that lone bird breaking the blue...wish i could hear the water...

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  9. Alan, what a super shot. A fine way to close out this run of holiday photos.

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  10. Wonderfullly captured image!

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  11. the water is almost hypnotic, and i love the bird showing up like that.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  12. As JFK once said, "All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean. And therefore we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears; we are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came."

    Excellent shot. I can easily envision an amateur cropping the photo to focus on the bird, changing the picture's message entirely.

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