A lot has been unsettled in my life of late.
When that happens I like to go to the beach.
Seeing the water and old structures like this remind me that time exists to help us with our anxiety.
Time is a cushion for our fear.
We can lay our problems down on it and let it sooth them away with its gentle ebb and flow.
Mental note: Have faith in time.

Nikon D3
14-24mm @ 15mm
ISO 100
2 sec exposure
Some PSCS5 work

G’day all, my name is Melinda but my mates call me Mel, so feel free. I live by the beach in Elwood, Victoria, Australia. I contribute to a few charities as a Photojournalist, namely HEAL Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Any of my Africa stuff’s profits go to them. So far the sales have bought 7 operations and heaps more so thanks for everyone’s support. I also take a mean beach shot (well try to).

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    The beach is the best place to be when you need to heal, imho. Great healing image, Mel!

  • Thanks Queen of Mels. A bit different to the SS Dicky huh? :)

    – Melinda Kerr

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrover 3 years ago

    Hey .. lifes a beach .. OK .. I live on an Island !! great capture .. love,peace and light to you Melinda .. x

  • I live on an island too Raymond. Just a tad bigger than yours :) Thanks for the comment.

    – Melinda Kerr

  • Mark Higgins
    Mark Higginsover 3 years ago

    nice shot mel and yes the beach has a real calming effect which comes out here. Nice texture and detail on the old pier structure (man?) contrasting with the silky smooth water and sky. (nature?)

  • Hiya Mark. Thanks for picking up the contrast of themes, that’s what i was going for :)

    – Melinda Kerr

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinover 3 years ago

    Yes, that is how I feel about the sea :)

    I like your mental note

  • Yeah mental notes are handy in times of turbulence. Thanks ToTS :)

    – Melinda Kerr

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Very nice capture! So pretty!

  • Thanks James, indeed it’s a lovely place.

    – Melinda Kerr

  • Dave  Miller
    Dave Millerover 3 years ago

    beautiful weathered textured wood which pulls you straight out to the horizon which you carefully lined up – ( not sure about the bits of cloud ! ) – Dave

  • I appreciate your comment David. Yep the clouds were a ‘decision’ for me. I’m glad they are there but I certainly see the ‘argument’ for leaving them out. It was one of those cases where I probably needed a little bit more in the sky to justify them, if you know what I mean.

    – Melinda Kerr

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