Seascape Escapes

“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


Seascape, Photography, Landscape, Nature, Ocean

Flight, Big Sur


Seascape, Photography, Landscape, Nature, Ocean

Triangle Rock, Mendocino


Seascape, Photography, Landscape, Nature, Ocean

Headlands, Point Reyes


“And on a windy coast

I made several toasts

To you and me and the sea

And no one heard.”

~Dan Fogelberg


Seascape, Photography, Landscape, Nature, Ocean

Cannon Beach Morning



Seascape, Photography, Landscape, Nature, Ocean

Clouds and Sea


Seascape, Photography, Landscape, Nature, Ocean

Sunset and Moon, Big Sur


Seascape, Photography, Landscape, Nature, Ocean

Gone Fishing


“Hark, now hear the sailors cry,

Smell the sea, and feel the sky,

Let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.”

~ Van Morrison


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  1. Magnificent Dramatic views… and loved your verses of quotes you chose along side them… Perfect…. 🙂

  2. Your words and images are truly stunning, Jane. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  3. Stunning photos and very moving choices of poetry, Jane!

  4. woo-hoo! What a delightful celebration of the sea with all its moods and colors and brilliance. Your photos are magnificent, Jane, and I really enjoyed the quotes and lyrics too. While I liked every single photo, I found the “Sunset and Moon, Big Sur” absolutely dreamy; and “Clouds and Sea” riotously splendid.

  5. Gorgeous work that makes me miss living near a coast! I love’Clouds & Sea’ for the low horizon and the worthy dedication to the beautiful clouds. Sunset & Moon is a great composition and another favorite … for the dreamy, deep light and colors.

    • Your reaction means a lot, Denise. Thank you so much. I, too, miss being right on the water but I guess that means being dedicated to spending more time there. (not that it’s too far away!) That shot of Sunset and Moon makes me miss Big Sur. Stay well and we just need to hang on for a little while longer! 🙂

  6. Beautiful post!
    Great photography…

  7. Wonderful seascapes Jane. The light on Canon Beach is stunning. I hope you have had a lovely Christmas,

  8. Although these lovely photos have different moods, they do all share a sense of serenity – most welcome in these troubled times. I like them all, but the flight of birds makes the first one extra special. I hope that you had a serene and comforting Christmas

    • Hi Carol, I sure miss our days wandering the coast. Happy you enjoyed this series. The flight of birds was a lucky moment in Big Sur many years ago. That’s a place for finding serenity. ☺️

      • Big Sur looks wonderful and indeed a place to find serenity. I had the impression it can be crowded with visitors there, but I expect that is only at a few peak times during the year.

        • You are right about Big Sur. As is true for many of these special places, social media has driven the crowds here to “get the shot”. In some ways it is good that people are experiencing nature and getting out but it does change the complexion of this serene place. We avoid the peak times for sure. 🙂

  9. Always a wonderful space for a big breath in and out…beautiful compositions Jane … happy Boxing Day ~ sending joy hedy ☺️💫❣️

  10. Another fine collection, Jane. Sunset and Big Sur attracted me the most basically because it seems the most familiar to what I get to see here inland. All are quite calming despite even the few with a somewhat turbulent sea.

    As always I love your choice of quotes although the last saddens me a bit. Morrison and Clapton combined to put out a quarantine protest song because there hasn’t been live music. My respect for both took a hit. Maybe they’d be willing to pay the medical costs for those affected by being in such close quarters and suffering Covid.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Better times are coming to us in the New Year. 🙂

    • Hi Steve, Glad you like this series of some favorite moments on the coast over the years. Thank you.
      You’ve reminded me of that song coming out and yes, I too, was quite dismayed at how tone deaf it is. In light of that, I may have made a different choice of quotes…although that one is fitting for the sea…
      Hope you are having a good Christmas and we sure hope that 2021 will be a much better year. Happy shooting and staying creative. Thank you for your blogging friendship. 🙂

      • I’d keep the quote as it is appropriate for this post. It boggles the mind how someone, or two, can be tone deaf to what is the best for everyone rather than just a few. I’d think especially EC would be more cognizant after his various bouts with addiction’s challenge to his health. He’s lucky to be alive and you’d expect that would inform him better. Well, that’s our opinion and I guess he has his but it is a disappointment.
        But your images overshadow that and I always look forward to opening one of your posts for an uplifting few moments enjoying your travels and the images you make of them. I am quite happy that we share our blogs and look forward to more in 2021. 🙂

        • Thank you, Steve. I really appreciate that and feel the same when I see your shots. This discussion brings me back to a memory of sharing an elevator with EC in NY and not having the nerve to say anything. 😬 I am grateful for our blogging friendship and look forward to a much better and more inspiring year ahead. 🌟

          • Oh, I bet that is disappointing memory. I was that way every time I met a girl. I’ve only met one person of a similar notoriety. A folkie named Spider John Koerner (wow, I misspelled that and spellcheck actually knows who he is 🙂 ). We did speak and he showed me how he tuned his guitar with a Budweiser bottle’s liquid level. 🙂 After we spoke about how long he had been doing performances he announced later during the show that he was in town for that he was giving it up after a conversation earlier that night. 😮 Guess I’d rather not have spoken with him. Anyway, he did keep recording and performing.

  11. Lovely place and so much peace full 💗

  12. Once again tough to select a favourite. They are all gorgeous photos. Merry Christmas!

  13. Very nice composition of each picture here. The included clouds in them are so dramatic!

  14. Oh i love the sea… i feel so blessed to live as close as i do…i love how no walk on the beach is the same… beautiful images such moody rocks! : ))

  15. From stormy skies to mostly cloudy to sunny, love those first three ‘scapes.

    You and the family, stay extra safe and extra well. 🙂

  16. Truly spectacular, Jane. An early Christmas gift. Thank you and Merry Christmas 🌲

  17. This is such a sensitive group of iamges, Jane, I feel your affection and see the fruit of all the years you have been watching the sea. That long waft of birds disappearing in the first photo, the fog, and the subdued colors are really nice. Your Cannon Beach photo is so balanced with those soft clouds, the sheen of water on the sand, the light on the rocks and the figure placed just so – just perfect! There’s a happy kind of warmth to the Big Sur Moon image, it makes me want to sit down there and just watch the sky. And I like the scale in “Gone Fishing” – I’ve seen that kind of scene here, too – an expanse of sea and one tiny boat, ahhh. The quotes have a fresh simplicity that’s appealing right now. Seascape Escape – everyone could use that right now, thank you!

  18. Ooh, I love these…full of majestic atmosphere

  19. Beautiful photos! I miss the sea so much.

  20. Yes, Cannon Beach for me too, and Clouds and Sea – wonderful pictures! And I see Biden has a Native American on his forthcoming team, which cheers me. 🙂

    • Thanks, Adrian. I’m pleased with those images in particular- so glad you like them. Yes, very happy with Biden’s choices for his team especially Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior. There’s a light at the end of this long tunnel.

  21. Late to the party because time got away from me. Beautiful images and views. Ahhhh … so relaxing. But my favorite? To question – Clouds and Sky. To me, those clouds are mystical.

  22. Jane, incredible shots which I love! Two of these quotes speak to me, my man was a sailor ❤

  23. Many thanks for these inspiring words and the beautiful pictures. I like them all but Canon Beach is my favorite on 🙂

  24. Those rolling clouds over the sea 🌊😍

  25. Sunset & moon 🌝! Perfect marring, eco 🌲

  26. Divine images, Jane, my most favorite is the sunset @ Big Sur, since I have seen this view myself so many times.

  27. Gorgeous, esp the one of Cannon Beach.
    Happy holidays Jane

  28. Nice going with the wordplay in your title.
    I especially like the dramatic clouds you captured in the fifth picture.

  29. Many lovely moods in these seascapes – thanks, Jane!

  30. So beautiful, Jane – Big Sur ♥ Happy Holidays and wishes for a New and Better Year.

  31. I love all of the images Jane 🙂 They have reason to call California “Gods Country”.

  32. What a striking series of shots. I don’t remember having seen Cannon Beach Morning before. The colors are amazing

  33. The lure of the sea, her waves , her moods…so strong and so are your photos of her.

  34. Wow! Sunset and Moon!

  35. Beautiful

  36. Absolutely beautiful photographs. I love the sea. The first quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is one of my favorites.

  37. I like very much your photos of the three elements : sea ; sky and cliffs with fauna (flight) and flora
    They ” send a thrilling pulse through me.”
    Love ❤

  38. Nothing like a seascape to lift the soul. Thanks Jane 💙

  39. Always enjoy “going on trips” with you. I love the west coast – and Big Sur – ahhhh… Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah.

  40. Outstanding photos of the seascape, Jane! I love the way you present your photos in themes.

  41. Incredible landscape images, Jane 🙂

    Fourth image is my pick from this series closely followed by the first one …

    The presence of a human element, though a small dot in the vast frame, made it really interesting.

    The line of birds in the first image make it so special …

    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Sreejith, The fourth of this spectacular Oregon beach was a special morning of a particularly low tide. Loads of great pools and reflections and yes, the figure walking made the image for me. I’m happy to read your response to these. Thank you so much. 🙂

  42. captured the different moods of the sea❤️

  43. Lovely photos. They capture the changing moods and power of the coastal sea and sky. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Love these beautiful and peaceful images 💕

  45. Big sigh… this post does my heart good. Thanks for the one-minute meditation vacation, Jane. xo

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