Saturday, May 19, 2012

Photo of the day: The wilderness of the waves

There's something about confronting the vast ocean that is psychologically powerful. Nothing else on Earth -- even our highest mountains -- is as endlessly large in comparison to our small selves. I think that's one of the things I love about it so much.

It also makes for great pictures. This one's at Fort Stevens State Park, where Daniel and I spent Spring Break this year. The ocean was churned by a storm and in full froth as it crashed into the beach. The morning light was beautiful, and Daniel's tie-dye sweatshirt made a great counterpoint to the monochromatic waves. Add a reflection in the water, and pull it all in tight with a long lens, and I love the result: a child facing the wilderness of the world.

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