The Face of an Ocean

I think what I love about this image is that it’s all motion — the wind, the surf, the people, the birds… everyone and everything accept for Lifeguard 423, sitting in a box seat, under an enormous turquoise sky full of unrestrained possibility… looking into the face of an ocean— the best view on the beach.


54 thoughts on “The Face of an Ocean

  1. I miss the ocean and all the action of the inter-tidal zone. Such a great place for people and other critters …This photo brings that all back.


  2. Ooh la la! – those colours, those Colours west517!!! I think those seaside turquoises should be bottled and sold as an antidote to depression and gloom! Gorgeous! I love the little pops of cherry red too……. 🙂


    1. 🙂 I hear the application procees is quite easy and the job qualifications minimal: 1. Must have a striking pose while relaxed in oversized life guard chair. 2. Must possess a large amount of sun screen –for wearing while seated is said chair and 3. Must (and this is an absolute MUST) be able to work NO MORE than 4 hours a day. 🙂

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      1. Perfect…I am that man!
        My poses are always striking..(I travel with a lighting rig).
        My rucksack is full of factor 2…
        Even 4 minutes of actual toil and I’m a wreck….
        Why didn’t my careers officer tell me about this back in the 1970’s?


    2. hehe — Most likely because he was jealous of your lighting rig which would have surely landed you the job, thus ruining his plans for a post-retirement career 🙂 Have a gorgeous, sunny weekend Stuart!


    1. Thank you Meho! In this I really wanted to capture the energy I felt there (if that makes sense) and am so happy you could “see” that ~
      Beautiful Friday to you!


    1. Thank you so much Mike! That’s exactly what I was trying to convey — albeit the day was rather stormy and I had a very difficult time getting this photo to submit to any form of processing– but finally it relented — I just had to ask nicely 🙂

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  3. Great picture. I like the composition big turquoise sky reflected in the sea and all those seagulls (hope they aren’t practising for a remake of Hitchcock’s “The Birds”). I miss the ocean.


    1. LOL– I was so tempted to name this post, “The Birds” 🙂 — Thank you! I’m so happy you like it!! I’m not sure what I would do if I lived too far from an ocean~


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