Reconsolidation: Some profession, maybe the psychologist’s, created that word which means, “the moment you remember is the moment you forget.” Here’s a promontory poking from Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway into the gush of the North Sea. Immovable object slams into irresistible force. Or maybe the other way around?

The camera stops time in sharp focus… but reality does neither of those things. Impressionism explains memory from a stream of glances. It’s been written that, “an artist’s vision is centered in wonder rather than in an eye.” Art pokes into recollections to pluck out what we cannot see. Never saw. What we remembered or felt. Feeling’s what impressions are about.

Art without wonder is merely craft.

The Giant’s Causeway’s southern end sits here on the Northern Coast of Ireland pointing toward it’s other side eleven miles to Scotland. It is one of Britain’s most visited natural site. See that sky, only minutes before it drove a May hailstorm hard at us.

Canon 7D, EF-S17-85mm, ISO 150, Triple image pano knit in PS4 for dynamic range adjustments.


ireland, giants causeway, northern ireland, waves, cliffs, sea coast, atlantic, ocean

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 1 year ago

    Captivating art…really loved reading your description, esp. this line "…“an artist’s vision is centered in wonder rather than in an eye.” Beautiful work and a very thought provoking piece of writing

  • Thanks Karen. Uh-huh, I’m increasingly convinced that art happens when emotions WHAP up against thoughts… much like what’s going on up there in this image.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 1 year ago

    7th July

  • Thank you Maria.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Fascinating!! :)

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksabout 1 year ago

    Congrats on your feature. Love the work.

  • You are wonderfully supportive. Thanks Linda.

    – Ted Byrne

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 1 year ago

    Woof!!! ~:0) VivaChas!

  • I wonder Chas… Is this where Ireland begins, or ends? Glad the image resonates with you.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 1 year ago

    Loved your reply, Ted! Just wanted to let you know that I feel much the same way about art. For a piece to really ‘speak’ it must involve emotions which “WHAP” up against thought! Love the way you think!

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosabout 1 year ago

    wonderful shot…..beautifully captured….. :)

  • You are so generous Pam. Thank you muchly.

    – Ted Byrne

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 1 year ago

    Ted all is a circle – No beginning – No End – - – I’ve learned one does not need to know how one got there – to Be There – - – So that – No matter where U go, There U Are ~:0) VivaChas!

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 1 year ago

    Outstanding and most beautiful capture Ted

  • Whoa! From an artist who’s able to find her way through to the feeling in high contrast situations… well I’m totally flattered. Thanks Johanna, I’m a fan of your work.

    – Ted Byrne

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted7 months ago

    12-29-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Look up there, I’m thankfully waving at you Kira! :-) The way that Japanese masters freeze the immense power of waves has fascinated me. Here I’ ve tried to build the ocean’s muscle around that Asian skeleton. Power withou motion…. Hope that I’ve implied some small part of that. Thanks for the encouragement.

    – Ted Byrne

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