Some cool Hard Water images:
Image by Mark Faviell Photos
Winter Seascape by John Betjeman
The sea runs back against itself
With scarcely time for breaking wave
To cannonade a slatey shelf
And thunder under in a cave.
Before the next can fully burst
The headwind, blowing harder still,
Smooths it to what it was at first -
A slowly rolling water-hill.
Against the breeze the breakers haste,
Against the tide their ridges run
And all the sea’s a dappled waste
Criss-crossing underneath the sun.
Far down the beach the ripples drag
Blown backward, rearing from the shore,
And wailing gull and shrieking shag
Alone can pierce the ocean roar.
Unheard, a mongrel hound gives tongue,
Unheard are shouts of little boys;
What chance has any inland lung
Against this multi-water noise?
Here where the cliffs alone prevail
I stand exultant, neutral, free,
And from the cushion of the gale
Behold a huge consoling sea.
Lost one from cathedral cove
Image by DΕΠΠΙS
Beautiful isn’t it? I shot this 2 years ago, uploaded it to some social networking sites and forgot about it.
Couple of days back, I discovered this massively scaled down version. Searched our server, located an old broken laptop hard drive, all without success.
At least I know my next trip through the Coromandel:
- Hahei (take 8 or so)
- New Chums beach
Ray of Light – Sunset
Image by C. J. Vizzone
Long in the past, as we’re deep in the depths of a hard lengthy winter of old. I recall being out on the water in the summer heat enjoying beatiful sunsets like this one. Could not resist the suns rays across the rapidly approaching evening sky.