This entry was posted on September 24, 2012 by recoverythrumylens. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with anxiety, awareness, depression, healing, health, hope, inspiration, Long Island, love, mental health, nature, outdoors, photography, post-traumatic stress, psychotherapy, recovery, self-love, solitude, spiritual, therapy, water.
Striking image Meryl… Love the composition and the ripples and light captured in the water…. and yes – Solitude — such a treasured gift for me these days. I am never alone even when I am — there is peace and comfort in solitude – it is where we can tap into who we really are – unencumbered. I used this quote on one of my posts on this topic – it is by Lord Byron…“In solitude, where we are least alone.” ~ Much Love dear friend xxoo R
September 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm
Yes, Robyn….you put into words what I was going to say about this image, but then I thought I would let it speak for itself. I used to be terrified of being alone and sometimes I still am, but now I realize it is where I am most myself and I can be my own best friend. I’m pleased to hear it did its job. You and Lord Byron…so wise…:)
September 25, 2012 at 2:59 am
This reminds me of The Great Gatsby. 🙂 Nice interpretation.
September 25, 2012 at 12:29 am
I hadn’t thought of that, Pat. But of course, this is Long Island…quite a compliment and he does appear to be a gentleman…thank you!
September 25, 2012 at 2:52 am
Nice shot … I drive my girls to school every morning and then I have sometime before going to work , so i go frequently to the sea front and have this stretched look to the endless horizon.. Its a wonderful exercise .. I wish one time that someone will take a photo for me at such a moment of solitude … To the technical side .. If this was a planned photo, so I can say you made it more mystical intentially .. Isolating the strange looking light from its source, isolating the gaze fron its target ( cutting the other bank and horizon ) both gave that impression that you intentionally wanted that , may be to enhance the idea of solitude … Again I admire the freshness of the raw unaltered photo…it needs courage that i lack … Beautiful
September 25, 2012 at 1:26 am
Thanks Tarek, great to hear that it resonated with you…from what I know of you so far, I can imagine you standing on such a pier contemplating your day..perhaps I did photograph you….:)
And the photo was pre-visualized, not particularly planned: it was a spontaneous moment that I captured on a foggy evening in this lovely spot. At first the gentleman was talking with another and then moved away to be on his own. I adjusted the aperture to isolate him as well as the composition. And the greenish light was a gift to counter balance the image. Thank you for your astute observations…Meryl
September 25, 2012 at 2:48 am
“Stupid GPS told me to turn right at the dock, that’s the last time I’m buying a yellow Smart Car!!!”
September 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm
He seems to be contemplating that quiet, rustic area on the far shore. He looks like a businessman, I hope he is not planning to “improve” it by putting up something shiny and new!!
September 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm
Girl Power didn’t show up through the link in my e-mail. I tried a couple of times.
September 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm
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