Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thalassotherapy

Fort Lauderdale Beach
Travel Thursday

For those of you who read Tuesday's post, may have thought I'd gone off the deepend. It really wasn't as bad as it sounded. Just wanted to get a post out, but had nothing inspiring or photos on my work computer. Didn't want to wait until I got home, because well I couldn't, I knew my hand would be in pain. Therein lies the real frustration, that my days are spent tied up with things I'm not so passionate about, and have not modified my schedule yet to spend my days focusing on what I feel they should be focused on.

So, I drove to the beach after work. Funny thing is, I live 1 mile west of the beach. I drive 25 miles each way to work everyday, but never make time to go to the beach. Incidentally, when I do, it's because I desperately need to hear the waves and feel the ocean air, generally when everyone else has left for the day. The sad thing is when I do go, it's usually because I'm in a bad mood or need clarity, not just because...

When I saw the moon as I drove home that sealed the deal, I HAD to go. Especially since many other people in the world are snowed in, and I have the capability to quickly change to my flipflops, so I grabbed the camera, ran back out, and headed east.

I didn't bring my tripod, as my intention was to empty my mind. Yet, I can't get away from thinking like a blogger or photographer. It was therapeutic anyway. I didn't use a flash, and was as still as I could be laying against the sandwall on my towel, but I think the blurry effect turned out kind of cool.











The moonlight glistened as the sun sank lower and lower...










Thalassotherapy- "The medical use of seawater as a form of therapy."
As defined by Wikipedia.

Happy Traveling!!

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10 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous that you live so close to the beach! I wish I lived that close to the beach!

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  2. Very nice!! I too go to the beach when I just need to de-stress and think things out! :) xxoo

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  3. I think the blurriness gives the pictures a nice effect :)

    & I didn't know that using seawater is a form of therapy... I drove an hour once to the nearest beach just so I could clear my mind. You're lucky you live so close to one

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  4. perfect photos!!!i love these!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I kind of just went there with you in my brain and it was a nice vacation. I'm quite jealous of your beach readiness....I have a lake in one minute walking, but...it's not the same as an ocean!

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  6. Gorgeous.....simply gorgeous.

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  7. The pictures are awesome. Happy Friday.
    Dottie

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  8. My blog is my therapy... you know, people don't realize how much of a pain it is to take out your camera, out of your camera bag, put on the lens, etc.. I do a lot of my photos using a P&S, nikon, but I get lazy blogging for me is therapeutic, These are beautiful anyway!!!!

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  9. i love living by water. we live overlooking the thames, and i feel so peacful watching the boats & rowers go by in the morning. way too cold {and dirty!} to dip your feet in though. :)

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  10. Beautiful photos. I hope you had a good weekend. How could you not? :-)

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