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October 6, 2011

Sea Fever












I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

~ John Masefield


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31 comments:

  1. Glorious entry. Five rich, wet photographs and the perfect poem.

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  2. Beautiful photography. Thank you. Karen in Kenai

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  3. Such a beautiful moodiness to all of these shots . . . .beautiful work, Teresa x

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  4. Fantastic shots of the ocean. I love the brooding feel they emote. Also the Poem was just the right touch to go with them.

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  5. Landlocked as I am after 42 years of being a stone's throw from the Pacific, all I can say is Yes!

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  6. Nice peacefull shots and colors. Very good artwork.

    Regards!

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  7. How glorious.
    such serenity and balance in your sea and sky images.
    Very impressive.

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  8. I can feel the cold through these frames

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  9. I love the sense of solitude in these images. A desolate, but meditative serenity. I like the beach in the dead of winter for such reasons.

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  10. Your photos make me feel like I am dreaming. Very nicely done! I loved each one

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  11. Hi there!
    I'm back! :)
    Summer was looong, hot and sunny - good.
    How's your life?
    Your pics are beautiful as always!
    ps. now I have only one blog...

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  12. Beautiful photography and processing! I lingered over each one and breathed in all the beauty and 'sea fever' I could. I'm tickled you shared your talents with Photo Art Friday.

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  13. Wow...this is beautiful (the post and the photos)!

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  14. Are you on vacation at the beach? These are super great photos of the beach.

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  15. Extraordinary process! Compositions and some colors that will produce great entry A luxurious relaxation. A hug and good weekend.

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  16. I love this poem, it is part of my memory... these pictures are wonderful, such a change to your usual landscape....

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  17. beautiful and subtle texture work -- I really like the effect you've achieved.

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  18. Perfect serenity...

    Yes, I will take you up on the sweet dream...

    PS there was a fine tribute to Ansel Adams in this month's National Geographic, if you ever look at that ? And an amazing story about the Blue Mountains in Australia...

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  19. Beautiful photographs.

    Regards and best wishes

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  20. I'm in love with the intellect behind the lens, the artist who captured and created these provocative images – and, who chose one of my favorite poems to post with them.

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  21. Gorgeous, moody, scratched silk skies and seas. I love the subtlety of your post-processing; how it enhances an already beautiful picture rather than overwhelms it. A true artist's touch, Stickup.

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  22. Very nice! Not too far from where I live either. I'm just up the coast a bit.

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  23. All images are tauching me very much. Beautiful text, too.

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  24. Do you know, for years I have never known the real words to that poem...the only one I have in my head belongs to Spike Milligan "I must go down to the sea again, the lonely sea and the sky...I left my vest and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?"

    Wonderfully haunting photos, I love the sea on a stormy day.

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  25. The photos are really nice

    I like them

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  26. These reminded me of "Death in Venice."

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  27. These pictures are amazing! They really move me. You really know how to create powerful images.

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  28. "I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
    Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied" - not only wild and clear, but mysterious and ambiguous and softly whispering and dreamy and hazy and subtle... the seas call with a myriad of voices in these photos of yours... wonderful.

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  29. Absolutely beautiful series! What a mood. I love piers and the bottom perspective is fabulous, showing the mussel(?) colonies on the pillars.

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  30. Simple but oh soooo effective !
    Absolutely brilliant work !! love these !!

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