Mist, mountain, dune grass, sand – with a touch more abstraction it might have the makings of a seaside Rothko. Artworks apart though, it wasn’t a very promising start to our short break in Newport. A Monday morning feeling made manifest by land, sky and sea.
But there again if you have taken the trouble to get yourself to the beach in the face of unpromising conditions, and have the trusty little camera to hand, there’s usually something to spot. So I had a happy half hour scrambling around in misty sand dunes. And the camera enjoyed itself too, taking some of the below on its own mysterious potluck settings. Carpe diem and all that.
* Latin tag: ‘seize the day’
43 thoughts on “Atmospheric Lines”
Love the potluck shots!
I sometimes feel inclined to send my camera out on its own 🙂
Now that would be useful! Especially in bad weather!
love the dune grass lines – Marram is even more splendid than its eye-catching stems as its the main thing that holds our dunes together… I remember a whole lecture dedicated to this subject but found it hard to stay awake some of the time!
Getting amongst the grass at the seaside is one thing. But I should think hearing about it for too long would be immensely sleep-inducing.
Fabulous Tish 🙂
What a great series of photos!
Thank you, Jackie.
Lovely images – I almost like the monochromatic ones better than full colour….although having said that, I do love the Rothko feeling to the first two. Speaking of which I dreamt just last night about sitting in the little white chapel in Texas that houses some amazing Rothko paintings….Interesting. Enjoy this autumnal day. Janet 🙂
Oh yes, the Houston Chapel. Somewhere I’d like to visit. Simon Schama did a very excellent art series that included a moving overview of Rothko’s career. There was a sequence from the Chapel. What an interesting place to dream of, Janet.
I had the good fortune to visit there quite a few years ago and sit on the bench in the middle of the Chapel – allowing Rothko’s paintings to vibrate all around me. An amazing experience.
Tres nice Madame Farrell.
Merci bien, Monsieur Ark
I particularly like the last one, Tish. Very arty.
The camera thought up that one 🙂
Still, the camera operator deserves some credit.
That’s very nice of you, Tracy 🙂
Very nice. I especially like the green and golden grass one.
Beautiful grass lines, Tish! Love the various angles you took.
Lovely shots. I love drama! Sarah
Thanks, Sarah. Drama definitely has its moments 😉
We have all done something odd, Tish. We think it is us – all this beauty – but it would be there without us. Which is not to say that I do not appreciate your photographic record. I have difficulty dragging anyone out even to the Autumn gold!
Wow you certainly did seize the day! I think you would have found me inside with a hot chocolate!!
That happened next 🙂
I d love what your camera sees!
🙂 I’ll pass on your thanks, Alison 🙂
Ooooh, love that atmospheric first image, Tish!
Thank you, Sue. Wales in best brooding mode.
Well, the atmosphere made me think Stiperstones!!
Yes indeed. And that could’ve been very worrying. With so thick a mist, the devil was sure to be sitting in his chair.
Your camera did a great job, Tish. 🙂
All of them are interesting, but the first one is really lovely
Thank you, June.
You’re excelling yourself with these images. Not an easy job!!!
Thank you, Meg.
Got to seize every last one, Tish 🙂 🙂 Love to you and him indoors.
You’re so good a seizing, Jo. You spur us on 🙂