Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Heart of the Great Ocean


Hear those mournful melodies;
Till my soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea,

And the heart of the great ocean

Sends a thrilling pulse through me
. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hello blog friends, I'm back from vacation...what a fantastic time we had. I took almost 900 photos with my "real" camera, and another 500 with my iPhone. I've only processed one photo so far - I think I'll be busy editing for awhile. Of course, you know how it is - out of all those photos, I'll like maybe one out of every ten. I will definitely be sharing some of my favorites here on my blog for the rest of the summer!

As always, being near the ocean reduced my stress significantly...there's something about that salty air and the sound of the waves. It soothes the spirit. Hilton Head Island, SC is truly one of our most favorite places in the world. I can't wait to go back! We've been going there on vacation for 11 years now. The clouds were spectacular this time around.

I'm linking up with Texture Tuesday today - I used Kim's "Touch of Two" texture at Soft Light/30% for this image. I also tweaked it in RadLab.

Thanks so much for stopping by - my summer schedule will still be busy for a few more weeks. The second half of August will finally slow down a bit and by then I hope to be blogging more regularly again. Have a great Tuesday!



  1. THIS is an absolutely great photo Sherri! How lucky you are to be spending time like this every year at the ocean. I used to live in Newport RI and loved sitting down by the sea. Nothing like it! Will defini;tely look forward to more of your shots,and hope everything goes smoothly with getting your daughter moved! GREAT SHOT! I am going to have to put this spot on my Bucket list to go to!

  2. So glad you had a wonderful time.

  3. Lovely shot...sigh...wish I were there.

  4. What a wonderful place Sherri it looks like the perfect place to chill.. I too love being by the sea,....

  5. Looks to be a wonderful place.

  6. Hi Sherri...just looking at your photo reduces my stress! If i were you, i would print it and keep it nearby to look at every morning. It is just perfect! It sounds like such a beautiful place. We vacationed on Bald Head Island nearby and fell in love too. I NEED to go back again...

  7. Oh, what a beautiful place! Lovely texture, too.

    Have fun editing your photos!

  8. So OK... ready for some more of those awesome photos! Know they will be gorgeous.