Putting words to images can sometimes be a challenge which produces interesting results. Not all captions conform strictly to the haiku format but are in the style of. For those who have not yet published their work in book form it can be a rewarding exercise. Try it ! It makes for a personal gift for friends and relatives.
strolling the seaside the tide carries in treasure sand carries out cares
Extracts from the book Haikus from the Seaside. Published 2019.
sinuous seaweed dissipates orange and pink clubfoot anemone rests
icarus' ego was it the wind from afar this afternoons feather
poseidon's beard curls a web of sea life remains purposeful nuisance
submerged rock green sludge propagating undulations bobbing vulnerable coconuts
a cool ocean zephyr wafts sapphire arthropod nosedives foreboding encrusted sea fan
cautious steps distant delicate colourful rooms a thousand eyes await
tranquil pool ochre mottled canvas limpets cling for life
abandoned dwelling departed mollusc bright coloured shattered dreams
sun lazily covered by a purple gray cloud's path river bows across horizon
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Ian, Inventive as always. Great viewpoints. You inspire us all. (My poor excuse for a haiku)
Just paying inspiration forward . Keep on working on the haikus you will be publishing soon. 🙂
What to say? BRILLLIANT – that’s one word that leaps out of the page.
As Pascal hinted, before I opened your post Ian, the text is also brilliant. Gifted.
Treasured memories of my own experiences along beaches all over.
My own collection of seashells and other marine memorabilia – including a barnacle encrusted bottle rescued from a shipwrecked vessel, off the north-west coast – a telescope and a “naval campaign chest” that both belonged to a former Rear-Admiral of the British Navy – too many more things to list here, as well.
I’ve just been working through various photos of people kitesurfing off the beach here, so this post ws very timely.
The colours, the tones, the composition – the images shine out of the page. Thanks a zillion, once again, Ian, for sharing them with us.
Your ever interesting and informative comments never seem to dry up and are blogs in their own right. Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous images, Ian! They make me want to jump in my car and drive to the nearest beach…..right now! Although, when I arrive, all the beautiful hues in your images will be replaced by more muted shades of blue, green, and gray typical of the Pacific Northwest. I won’t care, because I’ll be at the seaside! Your images have helped me travel without leaving my house….thank you!
Enjoy your trips to your local beaches . I am sure with your talent as a photographer you can turn in some interesting images from those trips. Look forward to seeing them.
not much paper to reproduce these
just enjoy as is
Not worth the paper printed on
Don’t give up
APOLOGIES ALL SOMETHING WENT WRONG WITH THE EDIT AND THE FIRST TWO IMAGES DISAPPEARED FROM THE POST – I HAVE NOW RECTIFIED.
Better late than never – I’ve not seen a piece of seaweed like that, EVER – not ANYWHERE. Amazing!
A great use of bold colours that works so well here. The low down position the shots were taken from is a good reminder for me to get away from the stand-and-shoot posture. Nice.