the island by graemestevens

the island

It's been a pleasure to be able to get back to the beach - while I'm not a surfer or a swimmer (it would be fair to say that I struggle to stay afloat in the shower) I like to go there to be alone, gather my thoughts, listen to the waves. I've missed it.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is best on black.
Brilliant on black!
May 11th, 2020  
great exposure
May 11th, 2020  
Sanity is greatly inhanced at the sea. Yup, it is just simply gorgeous on black. Fav
May 11th, 2020  
I'd go really nuts without space and lots of sky visible. Fab image, of course.
May 11th, 2020  
This shot is amazing on black. The light is magnificent! Our beach is opening tomorrow and I’m anxious to get there.
May 11th, 2020  
Loving the light - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
May 11th, 2020  
Fabulous rays of light!
May 11th, 2020  
and we just love your beach shots, they are extraordinary
May 11th, 2020  
Wow stunning sky, gorgeous shot
May 11th, 2020  
Reflections and sun rays to die for! Love it!
May 11th, 2020  
This is spectacular on black -- and spectacular in any way. What a gorgeous view, and your capture of the sun rays, the reflections, the clouds -- all come together to offer us awe in nature. I, too, miss the ocean. I miss sitting there alone when I needed to sort out the world. I especially remember that following the death of my father (I was 16), I sat on the seawall one day, realizing my life as I knew it was over. We left the small island I had grown up on and moved to Tokyo. What memories you've brought about by allowing me to share this view of yours.
May 11th, 2020  
Looks like such a glorious spot. I really miss the sea.
Over here, when they mooted making it OK to travel within a 100km radius, people suggested making it 113km so everyone could get to the coast. :)
May 11th, 2020  
So pretty! I love the light rays!
May 11th, 2020  
Stunning view, light and capture! I envy your access to the beach.......miss that
May 11th, 2020  
What a view Graeme, and to be there isolated and socially distanced by choice, to contemplate, think and relax must be very calming and mindful. This rays are just wonderful! Wish I was there (though you probably don't!!)
May 11th, 2020  
You are not wrong about the black. Sublime.
May 11th, 2020  
Great capture of the rays, makes the shot IMO.
May 11th, 2020  
Love the ray, reflections and those clouds
May 11th, 2020  
Beautiful rays
May 12th, 2020  
@jgpittenger I'll pass that on to Mum Nature ;)
@fbailey Thanks very much :)
@gamelee Thank you very much :)
@helenhall Right again! And it's in writing!
@30pics4jackiesdiamond I'm afraid that I'd have to see you off... ;)
@jacqbb Thanks very much - it was good to be back :)
@kwind Thank you kindly:)
@humphreyhippo Makes sense to me ;)
@jyokota I'm honoured that my image has had such an effect on you :)
@juliedduncan Thank you very much :)
@shylaine3304 Thank you kindly :)
@koalagardens Thank you so much :)
@jamibann Thanks to Mum Nature ;)
@kiwinanna There always is...
@redy4et Just be careful....some beaches here are over flowing already....
@golftragic Likewise...it was a close call...
@joysabin Thank you so much :)
@jackies365 Thanks very much :)
@taffy Thank you very much :)
May 12th, 2020  
The way you did it led me inside. I feel I'm on the beach and breathing a fresh breeze.
May 12th, 2020  
don't fall off the limb
although the water does look rather spesh
May 12th, 2020  
@annied I fell off years ago...
@haskar Thanks very much :)
May 12th, 2020  
Fabulous...fav
May 13th, 2020  
@tonygig Thanks very much :)
May 13th, 2020  
I love the rock intruding upon those perfect layers of sky, horizon, and reflection. The rays of light are the perfect icing on the cake. FAV
May 14th, 2020  
@mcsiegle Thank you very much :)
May 14th, 2020  
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