The sea is emotion incarnate.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.

 Christopher Paolini, Eragon
I forgot my aperture was wide open...but I love this photo nonetheless.

As I mentioned before, the boys and I spent a glorious night in a beachfront hotel last weekend. It was chilly, even snowing, but we had an amazing time.

Yard after yard of tangled nets and traps that had been washed ashore.

The weekend before, the one in which we received two feet of snow in about 12 hours, the Massachusetts coast got hammered. The beach landscape was altered. Beautifully colored shells, tiny starfish, and random crab claws littered the shore. The water blew up over the 8+ foot wall and covered the adjacent road with stones.

So as I walked around, testing out my new lens, I was graced with some amazing ocean treasures I might not normal encounter so readily. I'll spare you the photo, as some of you probably don't go crazy for this stuff like I do, but there was even a 3 foot long ray that had recently washed ashore. Sad, but incredible to see up close.

The ocean and I share a mutual love. My hair decides between curly and wavy (but not frizzy), my mood brightens, and I never get bored or listless with the water washing up beside me. Here's a small glimpse of my morning...through my eyes.

Another aperture oops...that looks rather dream sequence-y.

On an unrelated note...what is your take on watermarking blog photos? I see it often on photography-rich blogs, and have read a few recommendations, but would love to hear what my fellow bloggers think. Do you watermark? What prompted you to (or not to)? I take photos solely for my personal pleasure, and this blog, but not for profit. Still, is it important to stake a claim to your photos? How do you decide which photos get one? I would love to hear your thoughts!


  1. I had a photography log and started watermarking my photos because that's just what people do. It was an extra step in my processing,a dn meant I needed to save two copies and waster more space in my computer. I get watermarking for those who are selling their photos, to prevent families from just copying and printing off the website and not buying the images, but for everyday photos, or personal photos, I think it's needless. I personally don't mind if someone wants to use my image, although odds are I'll never know, it's actually a compliment.

  2. You are brilliant with the photos you take. That first one is amazing. :)


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