“You must enshrine in your hearts the spiritual urge towards light and love, wisdom and bliss!”- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
A wave of grace
Washes over the soul
As the golden glow
Of the sun recedes
Beyond the horizon.
A wave of golden warmth
Moves the heart
And stirs the emotions
Of then and now,
Of loves lost and gained,
For people who’ve come and gone
With the ebb and flow
Of the waves of life
Flowing near and far
Tempting the soul to grasp
The glory of the golden peace
That often lies beyond our reach.
Until, at last,
We concede to accept
The love and peace
Offered by –
copyright Robyn Graham
hand in hand
In her vastness
At a moments notice
copyright Robyn Graham
This image was taken with a wide open shutter at a speed of 1.3. My goal was to capture the sunset while freezing the motion of the water to obtain the cotton candy effect. You can see how white and solid the water is on the tide coming in/going out. I love this effect and find it to be soothing and peaceful. Have a fabulous week!
Image taken at Yaquina Head, Oregon
Settings: F20, ISO 400, SS 1/500, 85mm using a 70-300mm f 4.5-5.6 lens on my D800
Edits: Unlike most of my images, which I perform minimal edits to, I went out on a limb and I edited this one in Photoshop using a color burn layer and texture.
I just wish that I had caught the light on the light house… 😦 When traveling with kids and a husband, however, patience is not in abundance.
I’d love to have your feedback. What do you think?
The Pacific Northwest was our destination of choice for vacation this year. We traveled the Oregon Coast and through the states of Washington and Idaho. During our drive from Oregon to Washington we went through Cascade Locks. I saw the opportunity for the first image right as we entered the town. I had to stop to capture this man’s essence. He was so charming. When I asked if I could photograph him he said “Sure, my name is…” If only I could remember his name. But I kid you not, it was something similar to Bobby Dean Jones that just totally fit him and his personality.
For a more artistic spin on cherries, I spent a bit of time photographing the very delicious jewels I had in my kitchen.
“Life is just a bowl of cherries, dont take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love.” – Bob Fosse
“When I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting,
Chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating.
Merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder,
Mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you’ll be fairies all.” – Emily Dickinson
“If life is a bowl of cherries, then what am I doing in the pits?” – Erma Bombeck
“Life is just a bowl of cherries.” – Proverb