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A Lonely Impulse of Delight by rocamiadesign

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1/20/11 – Featured in the JUST PURE NATURE Group.
1/20/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
1/23/11 – Featured in the SEASONS CHANGE Group.
1/23/11 – Featured in the GOING COASTAL Group.
1/24/11 – Featured in the INSPIRED ART Group.
2/7/11 – Featured in the EASTMAN KODAK CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHS Group.

101 views on 1/28/11.

2/2/11 – TOP TEN WINNER in the February Avatar challenge in the Welcome to Washington group.
3/8/11 – TOP TEN WINNER in the Northwest Pinks & Purples challenge hosted by the Pacific Northwest Photography & Art group.

This was taken at the beach at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington (USA). The name was inspired by the W. B. Yeats poem, listed below.

This was the favorite haunt for our family, when we lived in Port Townsend. It’s located near the lighthouse on the point where the Juan de Fuca Strait meets Puget Sound. It feels like you are at the end of the world here.

Photo taken in October, 2010 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.


  • colleensilkart
    colleensilkartalmost 4 years ago
    did this go through any tinting or something? it has that eerie quality of a very old postcard. i love how you caught this bit of the beach. this has always been one of my favorite places to walk around here.
  • It’s always been my favorite. Unfortunately, Ann wasn’t thrilled with the rain and drizzle while we were there. She finally went back to the car for shelter. That’s when we decided to take her on a tour of the shops on Water Street.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Therese M Smith
    Therese M Smithalmost 4 years ago

    wow this is stunning to view and an outstanding read of emotion. I am moved. :)The hues you captured I do not think I have seen better ever displayed as in this view. the title and your words make it so. a masterpiece. :).

  • Thank you very much, Therese! I am blessed that you were moved by this.

    – rocamiadesign

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 4 years ago

    lovely scene and treatment looks like a fine painting! very cool work! i like the verse too

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Kathleen.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and scene. Delightful work.

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much! This means a lot to me.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenalmost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful. I know exactly where you took this gorgeous photo! This is an instant fave, Kitty~Lynn

  • Thank you, Lynn! This has always been our favorite place to go. I always loved to sit at the beach while my husband and sons explored the bunkers.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this beautiful image!

  • Thank you, Trish!

    – rocamiadesign

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful landscape scene! DELIGHTFUL colors, and a fave! Thanks so much for sharing it with Seasons Change!! Be sure to check out our new upcoming $V$ Waterfalls Challenge , and get your best entries ready

  • Thanks, Carolyn!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Ann! I love the new banner!

    – rocamiadesign

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