Posted by seahunt on April 30, 2008 at 20:59:16:|
So where am I????
I've been having photo fun. Not much diving, but visiting the areas I most love
to dive... well sort of love to dive. This is harsh. This is rough, dirty, nasty
diving. This is where the Landlord hangs out. The Man in Grey. This is where all
the storms of the Pacific finally send all the stormy violence they have shed
to the sea. The serene stately beauty of the forest and land meet with the wildness
and passionate beauty of the shore. It is cold and rocky, but lush and vital.
Life is thickest there as if fighting even harder to resist the violence of
the sea. In the crystal clear air of the sea breezes, it is all an image of
beauty, but there is more. Below those breezes, under the green water, stretches
an endless reef grown thick with kelps at every depth. Swimming between rocky
walls below the kelp you see fish that swim ahead of you in the golden laminaria
sunlight. You see colored fish unmoving, hiding in the stygian dark of rocky crevices.
Everywhere are the colors and shapes. The brilliant warm colors of large and small
anemones. The other worldly shapes of sea cucumbers, sea stars and urchins. The
artistry of sea shells. It's the sea though. That is what you feel. You feel it's
embrace and energy. It's smallest movements have irresistible power. Here its
movements are usually not small. They are ominous. The diver must not resist or
fear, but instead succumb to the sea so as to be invited to revel in her
The North Coast challenges and rewards the diver. The challenge of its energy
and wildness must be met with skill, knowledge and humility. The challenge is
the reward. The beauty is the goal and prize.
... Sorry, I just sort of got started....
Enjoy the diving, seahunt