Travel Theme : The Ocean in Motion

I live near the ocean and I am always captivated by its constant motion and changing moods. I never tire of photographing the ebb and flow of the tides, trying to capture the fury when a storm whips the white horses to a frenzy sending the spume spraying through the air like the mane of a wild stallion. Or the calm, gentle drifting of the waves on a summer’s day when the ocean is inviting us in to swim in the cool water.

Over the years I have collected many photos of the ocean in its many moods. In response to Ailsa’s theme of motion here are a few of them. 

Early morning surfer, the early surfer catches the waves

Early morning surfer, the early surfer catches the waves

 

Keen surfer dives in

Keen surfer dives in

 

Surfers play ground

Surfers play ground

 

Meanwhile the families enjoy the idyllic conditions of the beach on a calm summer day.

beautiful one day, perfect the next

beautiful one day, perfect the next

 

The ocean in summer

The ocean in summer

 

But the ocean can change its mood and then you must just watch in awe as the wind whips the waves into a frenzy, the ocean roars and swells in a huge destructive force that carries all before it.

Spray whipped back by gale force winds

Spray whipped back by gale force winds

 

Storm swells

Storm swells

 

 

Walking the dogs on a stormy morning

Walking the dogs on a stormy morning

 

 

Gradually the storm subsides

Gradually the storm subsides

Waves beating into the rocks

Waves beating into the rocks, I try to catch that beautiful translucent green that shines through the wave.

 

Surfing heaven

Surfing heaven, the calm after the storm.

 

Well I must fly now...

Well I must fly now…

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Travel Theme : The Ocean in Motion

  1. I look forward to getting back to the Florida gulf in October because I, too, love photographing the water. Great collection of photos!

  2. Superb photos. You are very fortunate to live near and appreciate the sea so much.
    A most enjoyable post.

  3. mysending

    Wonderful variety, and I loved the last one in particular!

  4. Even though I grew up in a surfing community and am tired of it, I still liked these shots. I wonder why I didn’t get this post in my reader?? Its happening a lot~

    • I love to watch the surfers, we had 2 sons who were passionate surfers in their teen years but now 30 years later family life has taken priority.
      Yes WP does seem to have a few hiccoughs just lately, hope they will sort them out soon

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