Friday, August 28, 2009

Photo Friday - Seaside

When I opened the email for today's Photo Friday theme I was clueless what image I could use. Most of my life I've lived a landlocked existence, far away from any sea. Let's face it Wichita, Kansas is a LONG way from the seashore, and Berlin, Germany isn't much better.

But Snooker, you do lots of diving.
Don't you have some nice shots of the paradise locations you've been to?

Well, actually I guess I do. Some that could be a postcard, or others which need some explaining (sunset observed while floating after a lovely late-afternoon dive). But most of our "seaside" pictures are actually from underwater. There are pictures of me diving, pics of manta rays, turtles, EVEN Nemo's Indian cousin. We have pictures of scary creatures, and even MORE scary creatures. There are even some of me walking like an Egyptian in the Indian Ocean.

The one I settled on is a favorite of mine.

There are times when I see it and I just want to sit down and stare at it for a while. Other times my thoughts go back to Jonathan Livingston Seagull and his quest for flying perfection as though this little guy is Jonathan after he came back to teach the others how to love flying. Sometimes as I see this image, inside my head rings a constant "Mine, Mine, Mine" which rang so true of the seagulls in "Finding Nemo" (haven't seen the movie? go rent it... better yet, buy it and watch it often!)

I caught my little friend in the act on a recent trip to Warnem├╝nde, a lovely little harbor town on the Baltic Sea.

Click here for more of our underwater photos.

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Jan said...

*sigh* You take such lovely photographs. I'm getting antsy - I haven't had much opportunity to get out with the camera lately. I am going to have to do something about that this weekend.

What do you use for your underwater shoots?

CrackerLilo said...

Nicely done, again, and way to rise to the challenge!

The furthest I have lived from a beach is the rural exurbs of Orlando, and that's far enough for me.

Goofball said...

wow what a gorgeous picture!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shot.

And the one of you "diving" looks so peaceful.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

First thought - That is fantastic.

I love the color contrast.

blueviolet said...

I would want to look at that photo every single day!

christina said...

I've seen that one before (on Flickr?) and I love it. Excellent choice.