Monday, September 3, 2012

Strength

Beneath Folly Beach Pier, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view)


The ocean is a mirage,

an illusion of velvety softness.
The pier is clear and strong,
a sturdy support for barnacles below,
and people above who wish to fish,
or stroll upon the promenade at eventide.

35 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm very jealous of the color you've captured here! And the dreamy water matches is perfectly!

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  2. Another special photo! The symmetry of elements confers the beauty.

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  3. Glorious colours. Many of our piers are becoming derelict through want of money to pay for repairs; hope this one survives.

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  4. A dreamlike image. Where does it lead to?

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  5. Very impressive, love the strong lines and colours, the water adds an extra dimension.

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  6. simply splendid this long exposure, also exelent result in colors, good work Doug

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  7. Beautiful perspective photo. Wishing you a great day, Doug!

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  8. Vraiment splendide,un graphisme et une perspective colorée de toute beauté.

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  9. Get your feet wet on this one? Fabulous!

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  10. Look at that...so surreal and idyllic. Like a painting.

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  11. Very nice Doug...... well done again.

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  12. Wow. . .That is a stunning photograph! Great colors, and I love the effect of the misty ocean water.

    Sequoia

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  13. great use of low speed, excellent colors and perspective

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  14. attention de ne pas se mélanger les crayons

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  15. · I was enjoying your last photos. They are fantastic.
    This one... I know something similar here but without those colours.

    · Hugs.

    TornCrystal· & ·TheAbsentGaze
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  16. This one is defo one of my top personal favourite photo I've seen in your blog. Coolness! Love the leading lines, the blurry wave and the striking colors - hope it didn't wet the camera :)

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  17. superb leading lines. great graphics

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  18. This is one of my all time favorite shots . . . it speaks to me in so many ways. An amazing capture.

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  19. Yes, and the color and repetition is super!

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  20. excellent colours and composition!!!
    really magic shot, congratulations!!!

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  21. WoWWW!! That's a 5* composition in my opinion!
    Perfect in every aspect!
    Well done!

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  22. excellent perspective from this very cleverly chosen pov, great use of the remaining light, and i just love how you turned the water into soft cotton candy ...

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  23. Oh... I love barnacles! :o)
    And limpets.
    And surfing yaks.

    Wonderful shot!

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  24. A perfect long exposure to show the colors of this pier. And what a point of view! Great capture!
    Have a nice day.

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  25. Wow, this is fantastic! I love the colors, the repeating patterns, leading lines and the beautiful effect from the long-exposure. Gorgeous!

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  26. Just occasionally the M McKenna approach to misty seas works in a way that's different - and with those pastel colours this is a beauty!

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  27. love the repeating patterns you captured here, and with that compressed scene, the multiple supports gives it a sense of strength.. great shot! :)

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