Pacific Ocean photography.
“The use of sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any possession thereof.”
Elizabeth I (1533-1603).
Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas,
Ease after warre, death after life, doth greatly please.
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599).
“The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.”
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
“There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about the sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.”
Herman Melville (1819-1891).
“The sea hath no king but God alone.”
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882).
“The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land.”
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924).
“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.”
Robert Henri (1865-1929).
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.
E.E. Cummings (1894-1962).
“In every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”
Rachel Carson (1907-1964).
“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997).
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
Alan Watts (1915-1973).
“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea–whether it is to sail or to watch it–we are going back from whence we came.”
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.”
Werner Herzog (b 1942).
“Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic.”
Van Morrison (b 1945).
Sixteen images in no particular order captured in Oregon, California and Costa Rica.
All images captured with Canon 35mm equipment.