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Posted in Beach Culture, Photography by Keegan on August 29, 2012

Some more of this idea of framing a singular object to give it a feel of space, almost using it as a center of attention for meditation or calm.

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  1. michael sean symonds said, on August 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I love where you are going with this…

    It’s a primary principle used in the creation of Japanese gardens: what’s undefined – defines what’s defined; the space or “ma” of nothing supports & elevates something. It’s represented by the symbol yin & yang, subsumed as: without nothing, you cannot have something.
    It’s more than a thought, it’s a way of Being and seeing. It can be felt & experienced at a non-verbal level & when captured elegantly, it can instantly remind us what’s also always inherently assessable & available to us already. In the West, we like to keep ourselves busy, it saturates all levels of life, and yet in any moment it is possible to find a still-point within the emptiness or nothing-ness, which lends colour & vibrancy to something-ness.

    On my infrequent trips to California, I’ve enjoyed many hours watching surfers patiently wait for that perfect wave. The experienced seem to know – without knowing. Some will attempt & fail, the few will rest in the knowing, knowing the needed action will come naturally, spontaneously – perfectly, when the “right” wave comes. It’s the still, quiet, connection of mind, body & ocean & it can be captured on a wave, in meditation & in picture image.

    Nice work…

  2. Linda said, on September 5, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Thank you Michael Sean Symonds for your graceful words. Beautiful

  3. dannybeattie said, on November 15, 2012 at 6:31 am

    It’s a great way of separating the subject from the background, too.

    You can get the sunlight hitting the subject, as you have, while the background is a tad darker, making for some lovely contrast. It’s a great technique that I use all of the time.

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