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The Tasman Sea

By cats_123  
Here we go then.......every day they venture out of Doubtful Sound to the edge of the Tasman sea not knowing what to expect. It looks and felt like a boiling pot......quite exhilarating GrinGrin

thank you to everyone for your continued support, comment and friendliness GrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Landscape and travel Tasman sea

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Apr 2013 6:57AM
Wild and choppy !! Excellent photo capturing the energy of the sea so well Jeff Smile

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 7:41AM
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 7:46AM
Not a place for swimming. Thanks for sharing your images from the other side of the world, saved me a fortune in fares to get there myself.WinkSmile

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
17 Apr 2013 8:41AM
Golly, that looks rough! Maybe it's just the light, but the water looks incredibly blue. No pollution to speak of, I expect, for one thing.

Congrats on your recent sale, by the way. What's the secret (apart from good imagery)?


cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
17 Apr 2013 8:44AM

Quote:Golly, that looks rough! Maybe it's just the light, but the water looks incredibly blue. No pollution to speak of, I expect, for one thing.

Congrats on your recent sale, by the way. What's the secret (apart from good imagery)?



Hi Bob..thanks for the comments...the sea was that blue and that was great fun trying to hold on to a railing with one hand whilst trying to take a half decent shot with the other SmileSmileSmile

I'm slowly learning that you have to give the punters what they want, not what you like have to think very commercially..and load lots of images SmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 8:49AM
A great image Jeff SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

17 Apr 2013 9:10AM
A superb capture.
17 Apr 2013 10:13AM
A beautiful shot Jeff - those blues are stunningSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Apr 2013 1:22PM
A beautiful and very rough looking sea.....Sandy
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Apr 2013 1:48PM
Wonderful colour of the sea, a very beautiful seascape, Jeff!
17 Apr 2013 3:53PM
Sea looks a bit tricky to navigate through.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
17 Apr 2013 4:06PM

Quote:Sea looks a bit tricky to navigate through.
well we though that, but our captain was obviously very experienced...the boat only had a 2m draft, and he managed to get us very close to the rocks (look out for them soon Smile) SmileSmile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 6:04PM
The Dark, Blue Sea by George Gordon Byron

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.-

Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean-roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin-his control
Stops with the shore;-upon the watery plain
The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain
A shadow of man's ravage, save his own,
When for a moment, like a drop of rain,
He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan,
Without a grave, unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown.

His steps are not upon thy paths-thy fields
Are not a spoil for him-thou dost arise
And shake him from thee; the vile strength he wields
For earth's destruction thou dost all despise,
Spurning him from thy bosom to the skies,
And send'st him, shivering in thy playful spray,
And howling, to his gods, where haply lies
His petty hope in some near port or bay,
And dashest him again to earth: there let him lay.

The armaments which thunderstrike the walls
Of rock-built cities, bidding nations quake,
And monarchs tremble in their capitals,
The oak leviathans, whose huge ribs make
Their clay creator the vain title take
Of lord of thee, and arbiter of war;
These are thy toys, and, as the snowy flake,
They melt into thy yeast of waves, which mar
Alike the armada's pride, or spoils of Trafalgar.

Thy shores are empires, changed in all save thee-
Assyria, Greece, Rome, Carthage, what are they?
Thy waters washed them power while they were free,
And many a tyrant since: their shores obey
The stranger, slave or savage; their decay
Has dried up realms to deserts:-not so thou,
Unchangeable, save to thy wild waves' play-
Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow-
Such as creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now.

Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form
Glasses itself in tempests; in all time
Calm or convulsed-in breeze, or gale, or storm,
Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime
Dark-heaving; boundless, endless and sublime-
The image of eternity-the throne
Of the invisible; even from out thy slime
The monsters of the deep are made; each zone
Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.

And I have loved thee, ocean! And my joy
Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be
Borne, like thy bubbles, onward: from a boy
I wanton'd with thy breakers-they to me
Were a delight; and if the freshening sea
Made them a terror-'twas a pleasing fear,
For I was as it were a child of thee,
And trusted to thy billows far and near,
And laid my hand upon thy mane - as I do here.

Regards Nathan

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