Sunday, 29 May 2011

I, the Lord of sea and sky


Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.
~William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality

It seemed appropriate to have a Wordsworth quote alongside this picture of the coast at the Solway Firth, on the edge of the Lake District, Wordsworth's home and his inspiration.  What is it about the sea and sky that make me feel so free and yet so pensive?

10 comments:

  1. That shot is like a painting. The see is calming and mesmerising for me.

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  2. What a beautiful photograph, Jenny and the perfect lines to accompany it!!!

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  3. a feeling that I share with you! What a fabulous and poetic post!

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  4. You have definitely found your forte in photographing this kind of scene. More of the same please.

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  5. It's a gorgeous image! Love both this and the previous sceneries.

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  6. free yet pensive...oh that is the perfect description! I feel that way about the sea...so relaxing and beautiful and yet a little frightening, too...especially while in a boat.

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  7. That shot makes me feel religious for some odd reason! Very nice.

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  8. It really looks like a watercolour! lovely photo

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  9. Very pretty image. Free and yet pensive seems to be very fitting for the way the ocean can make you feel. I have a healthy respect for how it's beauty can change on a dime. ~Lili

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