Quote of the Day: “And the sand castle virtues are all swept away in the tidal destruction ~ the moral melee.” ~ Ian Anderson
I wasn’t so sure where I was going to take the Journey this week. I was busy with shooting, editing, child and traveling. In the normal course of a week, I generally have my ideas formed by Tuesday and crank something out by Wednesday morning. As it happened, Wednesday came and I had nothing. So, I walked on the beach for inspiration and took this shot. I was mesmerized by the sand castle. I had posted a shorter version of this quote earlier in the week on my personal page ~ “and the sand castle virtues were all swept away”. Coincidence? I think not. Perhaps just a simple reminder that everything is as it should be. What’s great about song lyrics is they are wildly open for interpretation. So…my blog, my interpretation :). I am fortunate to say that my sand castle virtues have not be swept away. Time has only made them stronger.
As I photographed the sand castle, I had an “aha!” moment. I angled my camera to capture the castle with the ocean as its background. However, I was inundated with tourist standing on the other side to snap a shot. I was fortunate enough to catch this lovely moment with the young boy running towards me. However, the tourist kept coming; paying me no regard. I was irritated and becoming very disenchanted with the moment. Defeated, I surrendered and walked to the other side of the castle to try to get a clean shot. This is what I captured. I still favor my ocean shot, but, am glad for my irritation with the tourists. I’m sure they were having similar feelings about me as I blocked the view of The Del.
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Great shots, Jeanette, they both say something totally different. The first image is a classic black-and-white ocean scene with child-like qualities of joy and pride while the second contrasts the “black” sandcastle against the colour of modernity. Love them equally!