Monday, 11 November 2013

Beauty and Violence

Cant help but think about the people of the Philippines today - we can talk about beauty, but there is also violence in nature.  Its not malicious violence, but it's violence none the less.

This picture clearly does not show anything really destructive - but it feels a little more appropriate today.

Wave at Phillip Island.
You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

SM

28 comments:

Irma said...

Beautiful picture Stewart, fortunately the waves are not as high as in the Philippines.
Greetings Irma

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo!
Monday greetings, RW & SK

stiefbeen said...

Wat een geweldig mooi moment heb je hier te pakken Stewart

eileeninmd said...


Beautiful scene and photo, Stewart. It seems lately the weather has been violent. My prayers go out to the people of the Philippines. Enjoy your week ahead!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Yes nature can be beautiful and incredibly violent at the same time. My thoughts are with those in the Philippines...

acreativeharbor.com said...

So true ~ Mother Nature is to be respected ~ Great shot ~ thanks for visiting also ~ carol, xxx

TexWisGirl said...

truly a tragic event.

Ileana said...

Great shot!
Have a nice evening!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

If I were young again it would be fun to stand beneath the spray of that wave. No interest in doing that now.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful, awesome photo, Stewart!! I'd rather not get caught in some of the storms I've been reading about, but this proved there is even beauty in storms! Have a great week!

Lynn said...

how right you are, we watched an in depth report last evening, it is difficult to imagine even after watching the footage. This is a lovely no beautiful photo.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart Yes the dvastation in the Philippines is terribe. Nature will have her way.

Carole M. said...

yes Stewart, Mother Nature and her wrath has caused such tragedy and losses

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Now that is my kind of shot.The nature surrounded by the motion. Great image. Thank you for sharing.

Montanagirl said...

Super photo! That's an impressive wave!

Norma Ruttan said...

All over the globe we're seeing nature having her way. Lots of similar events here in the US as well. Poor New Jersey had a super storm a few months ago. Then when its Boardwalk was ready for summer, a huge fire demolished what had been accomplished in rebuilding the boardwalk.

Fun60 said...

Yet another devastating tragedy. You are so right. Whilst we love to capture that strong wind whipping up the waves we have no idea how it is for others and the suffering they are presently going through.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The devastation is almost unbelievable .. thank you for honoring the people of the Philippines with your picture and well-chosen words.

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!
I saw on TV about the Philippines.
So sad.Beautiful picture!
Have a nice day!
Dimi...

Laura said...

your photo is so appropriate Stewart… been praying for the survivors and rescue workers… made a donation… praying, praying for healing over time.

Cynthia said...

One feels so helpless when you see the suffering and pleas for help. I'm intrigued by the wave you caught and the great calmness of the rest of the sea around.

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! Great shot! Thats pretty high!

ladyfi said...

An amazing shot showing the power of nature.

My heart goes out to those in the wake of the terrible hurricane

Valerie said...

Well spotted Stewart - good anticipation or reaction! Joining others in compassionate prayer for those in the midst of the terror.

Christian Perrin said...

Beautiful shot and strange in that the rest of the sea looks so calm and tranquil. Nature's violence can be unexpected!

Pete Shanley said...

Amazing picture! Looks like an explosion! I am also reminded of fisherman being washed from rocks.

I'm trying to picture where on the Island this is! It's good to know there are more places to explore!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Great shot, Stewart, and thoughtful post.
Wishing you gentle winds as you go about your day.

Aniana Gonzales said...

It is my island. Philippines.
The country is consisted of
7107 islands and islets.
Thanks Nature speaks for itself, i just hope people will learn to preserve things... God bless