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[real title: us & the sea]

Inspiration
10

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach(to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea


maggie and milly and molly and mae by E. E. Cummings

I love the sea, the infinite horizon
with the faint whisper of contact between water and sky like two distant lovers.

:heart: Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.


Technique
This photo was taken at Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the most easterly point in North America. When I took it I was imagining reaching across the ocean to faraway land. The foreground of the lighthouse is meant to provide a contextual 'starting place' for the journey across the seven seas.

I edited this with several different filters, added a vignette and the text. The white text matches the white lighthouse and the line provides a sort of balance for the piece.

Also available on Society6: [link]



2012 Jonathon Reed
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:iconwyvernletdie:
WyvernLetDie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
I would but you're just a lighthouse, I'm not sure the yacht would support us both.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Photographer
:eyes: Oh you never know.
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:iconsolarune:
Solarune Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   Writer
!!!

This is what good art does – it speaks. I wasn't going to comment on any piece particularly, I was just browsing through thumbs, and then I saw this and it spoke.

I have so many memories of these colours – the blue of the sea, the grey rocks and the grass on the seacliffs – it's like seeing a piece of home through someone else's eyes. You have made me miss the sea, congratulations. :grump: :heart:

I love how the line after "with me" never ends. As a journey shouldn't.

I love the simplicity of it and the composition of the picture. Almost like the lighthouse is speaking the words, a beacon-message.

Where was this taken?

:D lovelovelove.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Photographer
:tighthug: I love, love, love your comments.

It was Cape Spear, St. John's, Newfoundland. :]
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Solarune Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Writer
Pfff. :huggle:
Cape Spear is such an awesome name. XD
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Photographer
:XD: It's an awesome place.
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:iconabub123:
abub123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
if we're sailing in those waters.... OKAY!
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Photographer
:eyes:
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:iconalex-meraki:
Alex-Meraki Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful picture.:D
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Photographer
:love:
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:iconalex-meraki:
Alex-Meraki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
x3 Your welcome. :D
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KaiserWolff Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photos are always amazing. :]
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot. :hug:
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:iconkaiserwolff:
KaiserWolff Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :]
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Date Taken
Aug 19, 2011, 8:40:03 AM
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