Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a crystal sail


frost
lifts a crystal sail
to cross the ocean window

28 comments:

Lorenzo Lapis Lazuli said...

Well, shiver me timbers, Steven, that's nice!

Coastcard said...

A lovely picture, Steven - crisp as the edge of the ice!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

We do not have to wander far to find wonder, do we? It helps to be observant and have an active imagination, however. Nice work.
What camera do you use, steven, to take all these amazing shots that you share with us?

jinksy said...

Exquisite photo from the ocean world of frost...

steven said...

ha lorenzo! i was feeling silly when i posted these but if you click up the images they have some really lovely detail. have a lovely day wherever you are. steven

oldpoetsoul said...

I clicked and I see the whole fleet! What a lovely thought as I start my day. Thanks!

steven said...

hello caroline. i feel really fortunate to be able to see these little wonders and especially to appreciate them. have a lovely day and i hope it's warming up over there! steven

steven said...

hi bonnie - it's nice to see what's all around me as a special iteration of beauty. which in my cosmology (to adopt a reyaism!) is the outer face of love. i use an olympus e 420 camera. sometimes when the going gets tough i use a nikon coolpix. thanks for asking - i'm not a camera fanatic at all - i barely know what i'm doing and know nothing of f stops, exposure etc!!!! i love products that work intuitively. like people! steven

Elisabeth said...

Such watery wonder iced/etched onto a window. Thanks Steven.

Jenny Stevning said...

Amazing photos, Steven! Are you familiar with the work of Masaru Emoto's, Hidden Messages In Water? He says emotions affect the way water crystals are formed - loving thoughts the crystals are beautiful...mean thoughts and the crystals mutate and make these harsh forms. Amazing stuff...
If those photos were taken at your home, then there is no doubt they are of the beautiful kind.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

For not knowing much about cameras, I can say that you chose the right ones for you. The results are almost always stunning to see and the mix of words are refreshing.

Golden West said...

Your camera is a wonderful tool that allows us to see how you see the world - thanks for taking us along on your journey! It's always a pleasure!

Dan Gurney said...

You inspire me to bring my point and shoot camera along looking for wonder which is, of course, everywhere like Bonnie said. Your photos are really remarkable. You're so modest and so talented.

Reya Mellicker said...

It's so magical! Looks to me like a dragon. An ice dragon - how cool is that??

Linda Sue said...

Your photos very nearly make me yearn for a bit of snow - jack Frost- they really are romantic and lovely- but look- the sun is out my window! Such unusual temperate gestures from mother nature! El Nino ,I think, is the cause of our glorious weather. I enjoyed the sail across your window, however. Now I am ready for hot chocolate.

Friko said...

frost has painted the head of a bear on your window.
He has just come out of the water and droplets are turning to fish scales on his coat.

steven said...

elisabeth - i can remember the first time i saw snow but not ice on windows. it still holds magic for me! truly it does! steven

steven said...

jenny thankyou for that verty generous comment! i am familiar with emoto's work. it's beautiful and reminding work. it's implications are (no pun intended) crystal clear. we need to feel and express the range of our feelings but in awareness and with a sense of responsibility attached to the energy those feelings carry. have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

thank you so much abe - i admire your camera work and certainly i don't have the highest end cameras but they work for me to the degree i need them to. have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

thanks golden west - it's a small miracle really that this group of people have digital cameras, access to the internet, and the know how to bring the two together so that we can immerse ourselves in many worlds at the click of a key! i don't take it for granted. i'm grateful that we use it for good and to bring goodness into this world. steven

steven said...

dan thankyou. i am often reminded by people who love me, to be proud of my work in all the places i am. but i can't bring myself to need to. i do what i do and if it's good and if i sense that it brings goodness into the world then i feel the rightness of it all. that's a great feeling!!! it feels like why i'm here. steven

steven said...

mmmmm an ice dragon - yep i see it!!!! like a chinese dragon rendered in ice. clever eyes reya!!! steven

steven said...

linda sue!!! huff back a cup of hot chocolate and dream about the ice sails crossing a sea of pure venetian blue. steven

ellen abbott said...

very cool steven.

willow said...

It IS a gorgeous crystal sail!!

steven said...

thankyou ellen - the glass was cool when i pressed my face against it . . . .steven

steven said...

friko i can see that also - i love the turn of imagination you took with this!!! steven

Jennifer said...

Steven, I think these are really good photos: there is a balance between the crystal sharpness of the ice and the cool, serene pink/blues of the sky. And your poetry is a nice complement.