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Life is Good

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 9 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Deep peace of the
running wave to you.
Deep peace of the
flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the
quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the
shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the
gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour
their healing light on you.

- John Rutter,
arrangement of a Gaelic blessing

Nikon D300 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful detail on the beach...and I love the way the water fades into the mist of the ocean.

9 Feb 2009 5:16am

@bluechameleon: Thank you, Sharon. It is a marvelous beach (right in front of the cabin where we stayed).

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

What a beautiful peaceful setting! Lovely shot!

9 Feb 2009 5:26am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce paysage !

9 Feb 2009 5:39am

k@ from Paris, France

Peace on you too, my friend, in that quiet beachscape : love the tones over the sea...

9 Feb 2009 6:06am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

la beauté des plages de tempête et des bois flottés ...... j'aime !

9 Feb 2009 6:22am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une mer agitée sur cette plage tranquille....
Je m'imagine assise en train d'écouter les vagues au loin

9 Feb 2009 6:35am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle composition, j'aime beaucoup les bois flottés, ils feraient une belle décoration chez moi! :O)

9 Feb 2009 6:45am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's quite a lovely scene. i like those fingers of rock in the water.

9 Feb 2009 7:22am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Peaceful shot. Love stormy weather at beach

9 Feb 2009 7:40am

Mathilde from Paris, France

Et pour nous faire rêver encore! Une mer agitée ramène une écume courroucée sur la douceur du sable! c'est très beau!

9 Feb 2009 8:18am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Stunning, beauitful words and awesome image!

9 Feb 2009 9:33am

Ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Peaceful and beatiful...I wish I were there.
Lovely photo!

9 Feb 2009 9:49am

zOOm from Paris, France

Makes me think of "Cast Away"... Robinson Crusoe of the modern times...

9 Feb 2009 10:24am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Like Zoom... I can imagine Robinson's spirit floating there... Great shot !!!

9 Feb 2009 11:57am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Oh yes Jack, you are absolutely right my friend. Life is good indeed, and every moment of each new day is precious. With a scene such as this, how can we not feel humbled by the beauty of Mother nature, and the overwhelming joy of life.

A superb photograph, and title

9 Feb 2009 12:41pm

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Love mornings on the coast, you've captured the moodiness well. A beautiful image.

9 Feb 2009 12:54pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull landscape

9 Feb 2009 1:04pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Nicely composed. The elements are distributed well across the frame.

9 Feb 2009 1:25pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Gorgeous place! Creates a feeling of tranquility.

9 Feb 2009 1:25pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: It was. indeed, a place of tranquility, Elena. We plan to go back again, and again.

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful scenery with fascinating details...the wood on the beach looks like bleached bones of a strange animal, and i love the dynamic of the waves. Well done.

9 Feb 2009 1:59pm

Ajay from Pune, India

What an extremely beautiful place!!! And it's funny how those woods are lying as if fossilized dinosaur's bones.

9 Feb 2009 2:04pm

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

Nice shot,

9 Feb 2009 2:20pm

Hema from Bangalore, India

Beautiful beach.
I love to be alone on a beach listening to the sound of the waves splashing against the rocks. Its a great feeling

9 Feb 2009 2:47pm

@Hema: Yes it is! Most of my life, I have lived next to the ocean. Right now, it is an hour away.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful beach, almost the same as we've got over here except for the driftwood which makes a great focus point.

9 Feb 2009 2:52pm

@Monique: I am so glad that I found you through your comment on another person's photograph!

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful place!

9 Feb 2009 2:55pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nicely composed beach shot,welldone.

9 Feb 2009 3:41pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Nothing quite so beautiful as the ruggedness of the Oregon coast ... beautifully framed ... ron

9 Feb 2009 4:22pm

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beatiful photograph

9 Feb 2009 5:05pm

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

Life is certainly good.. you have captured a perfect scene. This photograph is exquisite! =)

9 Feb 2009 7:17pm

@Sarah Schneider Photography: Thank you, Sarah.

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Beautiful and serene place.

9 Feb 2009 7:20pm

Cricket/Tammy from Huntsville, United States

The colors of nature. The brown with the blue. Very pretty.

9 Feb 2009 8:02pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

beautiful scenery with rocks and rolls shredded coming hit the beach .. it looks like a skeleton abandoned by the waves, the idea of power of the sea is suggested.

9 Feb 2009 8:26pm

Suzanne from Huntington Beach, CA, United States

I first thought of a skeleton of a prehistoric animal, looking at the driftwood. Beautifuly scene.

9 Feb 2009 8:44pm

@Suzanne: Totally missed it until you opened my eyes; thanks.

missparis from France

Quel bel endroit pour se ressourcer !

9 Feb 2009 8:47pm

@missparis: Absolutely! You feel like you are coated with Teflon as the pressures of life slide away.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

wonderful sea landscape -- so well composed. Great image Jack

9 Feb 2009 9:00pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

A lovely, lovely image and a fantastic blessing. Just what I needed today. Thank you, Jack.

9 Feb 2009 9:52pm

Bhavvish from Dallas, United States

Amazing tranquility. Fantastic natural colors of the sand and waves. A perfect shot!.

10 Feb 2009 12:26am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

The power of the sea will bring all kinds of things to the shore..... Beautiful shot and good angle from the beach.

10 Feb 2009 1:00am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

even though the force of the ocean is clear in this, the composition of this with the driftwood on the beach fills me with a relaxed and peaceful feeling

10 Feb 2009 2:28am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Lovely composition. I can hear the waves crashing and the gulls overhead.

10 Feb 2009 2:59am

@willow: All my life I have felt drawn to the sea. When I moved from Florida where I was raised to the West Coast in the early 60s, I would go to the Monterey Peninsula every chance I got and just stand on those magnificent rocks feeling the salt spray. The weather was irrelevant (and still is) when it comes to the ocean.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful beach image. So many interesting objects on the beach.

10 Feb 2009 4:28am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Looks like you had a great beach weekend. Really beautiful.

10 Feb 2009 7:03am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

What a beautiful place....

10 Feb 2009 5:12pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful composition

11 Feb 2009 6:47am