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More Waves

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 2 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

GOAL FOR 2011 - I have one major goal for 2011 and that is to "listen." And by listen, I mean not only with my ears but with my entire being - I want to listen with my eyes, listen with my heart, listen with my intuition, listen with my deepest self. I seek to listen more fully to the world, certainly to other people, but also to the natural world with its unheard voices, and even to the world of mysticism. When it comes to photography, I want to listen in a more intentional and focused way to the light, to shape and design, to line and pattern, to color and tone, to the photographs of others, to critiques and insights, to the wisdom and genius of great photographers of the past. In listening, I want to listen more to my deepest self, to the artist within, to the vision that often seems to remain silent. To use the language of the Book of Common Prayer, I want to "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest," the gift of listening.

NIKON D700 1/800 second F/9.0 ISO 400 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great movement in this shot, and a great 2011 goal for all of us, I'd say :)

2 Jan 2011 6:08am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Sounds like a wonderful resolution that many of us could also apply to our lives. Beautiful wave shot Jack.

2 Jan 2011 6:43am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A great goal, and not an easy one. To listen requires that one calms the inner turmoil. Not easy in today's world.

2 Jan 2011 6:54am

marci from in, Morocco

what a meaningful resolution - and you've listened to the ocean beautifully in this shot!

2 Jan 2011 7:10am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Very Nice Pic, Happy New Year 2011

2 Jan 2011 7:52am

kerfendal from Paris, France

i would like to stay a while there to listen to the waves noise

2 Jan 2011 7:55am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I have read your wonderful thoughts dear friend ... poetic and sensitive. I think I can say that listening to yourself is all you say the most interesting and important ... this need to scream from the depths of our feelings. This heavenly music almost feel and hear when we face new spaces we want to photograph and share. Everyone should listen to other voices and learn other ways to listen to these voices magic of nature, humanity! I love reading your reflection friend Jack and your purpose is a good argument to pursue photography and art fills us with divine and fully! Thanks for letting me share in your intimate feelings friend. Good luck on this new challenge! A big kiss! You want your friend Adela

2 Jan 2011 8:43am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Excellent series!

2 Jan 2011 8:47am

philip earl from hood river, United States

Beautiful ~ looks like a painting !

2 Jan 2011 9:07am

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

Amazing shot.
I love the way you've captured the waves.
And a very nice composition too.

2 Jan 2011 10:18am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5*****

2 Jan 2011 10:27am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A splendid movement of the sea, magnificent shot. Good day.

2 Jan 2011 11:02am

Riccardo from - Lyon - Isola Liri - Europe - World -, Italy

Happy new year John!!!! Respect from Lyon...Riccardo.

2 Jan 2011 11:04am

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Happy New 2011!!!

2 Jan 2011 12:09pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine ocean shot. I like the wave action in this version. Fine color and detail as usual. I think you have a very worthy goal for the new year.

2 Jan 2011 1:45pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is a gorgeous image, and I love your goal! (do you mind if I borrow it?) I think that listening with ones whole being is a journey that would be wonderful for all of us!

2 Jan 2011 2:32pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Beautiful image. Beautiful philosophy.

2 Jan 2011 2:37pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

a truly majestic sceascape

2 Jan 2011 3:09pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The tones and mood are really special here Jack!

2 Jan 2011 3:52pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

another excellent portrait of the wild surf! too bad we can't "listen" to it here with our ears - so, following your words, we have to listen with our other senses! a very ambitious new year's resolution, jack! good luck with it!

2 Jan 2011 3:55pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An admirable goal you have set for yourself Jack! It appears to have taken hold in this capture as I can feel the pull of the ocean and feel the spray of the waves. 5-stars for this magnificent capture! Bravo! ;-)

2 Jan 2011 4:14pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Nice and wild!

2 Jan 2011 6:28pm

tataray from france, France

Splendide mouvement ... ))

2 Jan 2011 6:37pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The movement of the water with these strong waves is absolutely magnificent

2 Jan 2011 6:51pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I can "hear" the waves crashing on the rocks.
A beautiful seascape and an inspiring discourse on listening.
May we all do the same. :-)

2 Jan 2011 7:28pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

happy new year !

2 Jan 2011 7:46pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

That's a great goal for 2011, Jack. Might try more of that myself. Another fine shot of those great waves, like snowflakes, no two alike.

2 Jan 2011 7:51pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

king of the waves!!!
a really beautiful and remarkable series!!!!
an amazing theme brilliant catured!

2 Jan 2011 7:58pm

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Wonderful capture so soft tones , powerful love it:)))))

Best wishes my friend for glorious 2011

2 Jan 2011 8:43pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice timing here with that waves crashing on those rocks...beautiful capture..i,m sure your wish will come through...there is more knowledge in silence than one can imagine and if you let your higher self on the loose once in a while you are in for many great adventures...including awesome photography,but don,t be surprise if you find yourself getting poetic..and very subtle

3 Jan 2011 1:55pm

@StarCosmosBleu: thank you. poetry and music are the brother and sister of photography. i would rather have one photograph that is truly poetic than a thousand that are technically perfect

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

So beautiful Jack !

3 Jan 2011 2:30pm

@Annie Viguié: merci, dear annie

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

Jack, not only is this a fine image as a result of your listening but I truly appreciate what you are setting out in those terms for 2011. May you be full of listening this year.

3 Jan 2011 4:49pm

@Diane: i love the ocean, and always have; i think that that can't help affecting my ocean shots in some way

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

I love how you captured the movement!

3 Jan 2011 5:04pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That is a wonderful capture, the with natural flow of the ocean caught in its movement. I absolutely love your words and what you say about listening. That is a great intention for this new year. There is so much to be discovered by paying attention in silence and observing. You are an inspiration.

3 Jan 2011 7:02pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

A wonderful choice Jack, to listen. Often we do not listen.. feel.. see.. hear.. smell.. taste.. We get too wrapped up in our lives to remember that listening is what life is all about. I think I will join you in this listening and add some harmony to my life which has sorely lacked that peace. A lovely image. Keep listening.. we will all learn though you as well.

3 Jan 2011 7:21pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

great picture , five stars, and words ! no comments, it's perfectly touching .

4 Jan 2011 1:47pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very behind in viewing and commenting, but your profound words caught my heart, Jack, as I am admiring your photographs. Words for me to live by this year, and all years to come, as well. Thanks for this articulation, and for your lovely shots of my favorite subject the ocean and land that comes to meet her. Thanks, and a very happy new year to you.

11 Jan 2011 9:57pm