Friday, June 08, 2007

Arms Wide Open

Arms Wide Open!!!

Gulf of Mexico as seen from the top floor at St. Petersburg Pier in Florida. Sea can be overwhelming as it stretches from here to eternity. Was in St Pete's for this weekend, and the shot from high above at Pier somehow makes you wonder how small we are in the grander picture of things, eh????

32 comments:

Nazzareno said...

Wow, those blues are romantic! Nice shot.! "Buon fine settimana".:)

suramya said...

gosh,what an overwhelming shot, it seems endless and that vivid blue, only mother nature can produce such miraculus colors, we humans only come a poor second to it

Mr. J said...

I think at the rate we are going.. someday there'll be shortage of the water bodies too.

Mr. J said...

Btw.. wanted to know.. you plan these trips before hand and visit them with a camera handy or do you always have your camera along with you?

Yoda said...

One of my favorite things to do is to remind myself how small we are! It really changes the way you look at things.

If you have Google Earth, try this out. First zoom into the place you live. Then press the zoom out button and keep holding it down. The zoom out effect is so great. Really, you should try it once.

Lori said...

What a view! I love this shot, it seems to go on forever into the distance. The people on the pier look so small in comparison. Have a nice weekend!

Anna said...

Great moi! I love to lookout on an ocean. The first thing I think of is how far my loved ones are from me....WAY TOO FAR!

Great shot.

isabella said...

The water looks...raked ;-)
Wonderfully wide perspective!

And we are just insignificant spects in the realm of space...(some more than others ;-))

Still said...

Mountains and sea give us the feeling of our littleness...

Moi said...

Nazzareno : thank u :)

Suramya : love the blues of the seas.....it leaves me spellbound every time i see it and thats like every other 5th day or so ..even then!!!! As they say, all art is but an imitation of Nature.

Mr J : or there'll be too much of water to handle with glaciers melting all across.....I carry my camera around more often than not, it doesn't have to be trips..i carry it to school too sometimes:)

Yoda : I sure shall try that out. Sounds fascinating!!! The other day was watching Syriana, the movie. And again that feeling came back : how small we are in grand scheme of things, not just Nature's but even politician's .huh!!!

Lori : yeah they looked like miniatures from that distance...it's not that high really...only 5th floor but the expanse of the sea dwarfs everything else around ...u too have a great week ..:)

Anna : I know, Mine are farther across....every time i see waves, all i can think of is sailing away...just like that......and thank u :)

Isabella : lol @ "some more than others"...haha

Moi said...

Still : true....:)

Ash said...

Yes absolutely!! Superb shot.

JAM said...

Beautiful. Not many places to get up in the air in Florida. When I get two or three stories up in a building it feels amazing, it's been so long since I lived somewhere with hills.

Anna said...

I am glad that you liked the images moi! I had a lot of fun with him...he was so kind and he was handsome! ;)

Anna said...

Oh, and thanks for all the info...I knew those things but now some of my readers will too! :)

Moi said...

Ash : Thank u :)

JAM: The highest I have been in Florida is ...umm...5th floor...Never thought abt it till now (when u mentioned it)...:)

Anna: those are powerful images, Anna,the kinds that speak to you...:)

laurel said...

I always wonder the same thing when I look out at the sea. Nice shot.

Chad Oneil said...

Cool, Moi.

We're small, but we're all still part of a much Bigger picture for sure.

photowannabe said...

It shows what a big and amazing world we live in. Beautiful blue. It makes me feel wistful.

Nikon said...

Great shot - like Isabella said, the sea looks "raked" & the pier looks polished.

Jas Bhambra said...

Same thoughts we running thru my head when I gazed at Lake Ontario from atop the CN tower two weeks ago.

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

The calm of the sea and clear skies - killing shot!

Rauf said...

Now I believe that the world is round.

no, we still do not know how small we are. i tried to explain it in one of my speed series 'who we are'

Thiên said...

Hi Moi, I love this photo of the sea. I love the sea and I like how you capture the expanse of it here. It is very lovely. I have not been to the coast in ages and this makes me long to see the east coast.

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

Lovely deep blue water!

Kalyan said...

A lovely romantic shot. Really some poem is buzzing my head after seeing this shot...very very well captured!

GMG said...

Love all these blues... and the sea is always attractive! It must have been my island heritage...

diyadear said...

wow how calm n blue the sea looks.. to think it can produce sumthing like the tsunami..

Annie said...

It's a treat, Moi, for me, a landlocked human, to see this magificent sea.

creativo said...

this is an incredibly beautiful shot and framed so well! Just thought i'd let you know - this is actually Tampa Bay, which does eventually feed into the Gulf. StPeteDailyPhoto

Cris said...

This would make a great walk for our Valentine's Day (today June 12th). I love it!!!

Sarad said...

Current wallpaper for my desktop :P