Did you get that CCR reference in the title? Huh? Didya? Sorry…I just really like them.
Anyyyyway, this week I wrote a post about Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer and while I was searching for photos to go with it I came across all sorts of great photographs and paintings of stormy seas. I love water! I love how it sustain us but is also so powerful that a breaking wave could snap a human’s neck in half. Yep, true story. I was fascinated by the videos coming out of Japan showing the tsunami for numerous reasons, but mostly because the water was just this unrelentless powerful force in a way that I have never witnessed before.
I cannot imagine seeing it happening right before my eyes. I also cannot imagine being out in the middle of the ocean in a storm, especially on an old-timey sail ship. But these things fascinate me and I love seeing pictures, films, photographs of water doing its thing. Here is a selection… (click on image to go to source)