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Serenity Comes . . .

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 January 2021 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

...when you trade expectations for acceptance.

-Quote from Buddha.

View seen on the waters of Green Bay (Lake Michigan) near Ephraim, Wisconsin while on a boat tour. I know that there isn't much to this shot and it probably would have remained in my archives had I not felt so on edge with the "insurrection on Washington." With nothing but skies and water within the frame of view, this looked so tranquil and serene. A feeling so unlike what was experienced in Washington, D.C. last week. I also liked the vertical lens flare and the slight reveal of radiating sun rays.

Photo captured August 18, 2020.

My apologies for my sporadic presence as my spouse underwent labrum surgical repair on January 12th, which we were told was going to be worse recovery than a hip replacement. So I am the caretaker for a few weeks. And due to COVID, there's no in-patient recovery or stay at a rehabilitation facility.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 892 18 mm

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Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Don't apologize Steven, we are all doing the best we can at this very difficult time. I wish you and your spouse the serenity of this picture, a speedy recovery and a lot of courage. This covid really is a horror and it seems to be hanging on. We all feel trapped because of this.

14 Jan 2021 5:50am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The events in your country have been well featured in our news as well. Hopefully the situation calms down and life goes on. The picture could tell that everything is fine again. I hope everything goes well for your wife.

14 Jan 2021 6:17am

Martine from Brest, France

Très jolie cette mer qui scintille.

14 Jan 2021 7:16am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Il y a surement plus important en ce moment , je comprends bien .prends bien soin de toi et ton conjoint
Cette photo est magnifique

14 Jan 2021 7:37am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A beautiful serenity!

14 Jan 2021 8:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent !

14 Jan 2021 8:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A perfect quote/image combination.
Good luck with your care duties. Fingers crossed for a rapid recovery. I hope you are more of a domestic paragon than me :)

14 Jan 2021 10:10am

@grouser: Thanks for the chuckle!

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very calming scene Steven.

14 Jan 2021 10:32am

jpla from Anjou, France

y'en a qui ont de la chance

14 Jan 2021 12:17pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow...this is fabulous..
Not only serenity...but inspiration too!! Ah!! A fantastic shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Jan 2021 2:39pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Really superb !!My best wishes for your wife’s recovery and courage to you.

14 Jan 2021 4:27pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice shot. I agree, we need tranquil and serene right now.

14 Jan 2021 4:39pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette lumière

14 Jan 2021 4:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I do hope your partner will recover quickly. I understand about being a care taker. My best to you both. A beautiful light in this view

14 Jan 2021 5:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !!!
...
I hope full recovery for your wife's.

14 Jan 2021 6:22pm

@omid: Thank you!

Willy from Belgium

rien n'est plus important que la santé Steven

prends soin de toi et ton conjoint..

14 Jan 2021 6:35pm

@Willy: Merci beaucoup!

Diane from Parksville, Canada

I think it's a perfectly admirable photo of calm and serenity. Continued well wishes to your spouse.

14 Jan 2021 7:35pm

tataray from France

Une magnifique vue. 5*****.
Steven c'est très bien de faire le garde malade, patience et sérénité.
Bon rétablissement.
Prenez soin de vous le virus ne nous lâche pas !...

14 Jan 2021 7:55pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love the peacefulness and symbolism of this image, a wonderful replacement for the lack of understanding and humanity that appeared in your Capitol.

14 Jan 2021 8:18pm

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Le calme après la tempête... c'est ce que je vous souhaite !

14 Jan 2021 8:39pm

@yo: Merci beaucoup!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

So very nice.
Undergoing health issues myself, I understand the havoc that covid is playing with the health system. Take care of your spouse but make sure you take care of yourself as well.

14 Jan 2021 10:41pm

@Michael Rawluk: As a colleague told me, "Make sure you wear the oxygen mask, too."

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Pretty cool light flares dripping down. Very nice photo.

14 Jan 2021 11:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's as though you are on a calm ocean. A good escape from the insanity fomented by the banana republicans.

14 Jan 2021 11:59pm

Rose from United States

I love the lens flare...

15 Jan 2021 12:44am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

I agree with you, Steven... this is so calm and serene - just what we need right now. I think it's a beautiful shot - and the vertical flare is special - like jewels. I hope your wife will have a speedy recovery, and I'm sure you'll be the perfect caretaker!

15 Jan 2021 1:56am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the country can use a little peace right now, and this serene image along with your Buddha quote might provide a little

15 Jan 2021 2:05am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I totally agree with you. It brings calmness and serenity which is what we all need right now. I love how the light shines on the water. I have friends who are leaving their homes for the weekend because of the possible violence.

15 Jan 2021 3:21am

jeanmadis from CHONBURI, Thailand

Que la lumière soit...
Et la lumière fut...
MAGNIFIQUE !

15 Jan 2021 3:43am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

You've reminded me of one of my favorite quotes, Steven: "In acceptance lieth peace." (Amy Carmichael) It's so true. And may God have mercy in these days to come! In the meantime, may you also find rest and peace midst your care-giving duties. May you spouse have a speedy recovery.

15 Jan 2021 5:58am

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli jeu avec le soleil

15 Jan 2021 6:23am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

That is perfectly understood, Steven, both your picture, your thoughts, and your not always being here. Trust you wife is progressing well

15 Jan 2021 8:32am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a very fine view

@I wish you and your husband all the best and get well soon.
And stay please health with covid 19 all over :-(

15 Jan 2021 11:14am

@Marjolein: Thank you!

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Perfect horizon !! :)

15 Jan 2021 2:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Fine picture of light

15 Jan 2021 4:09pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

"...when you trade expectations for acceptance." Well spoken, keeps you in the right way!
Great shot, nice lights, would like to be there!

15 Jan 2021 5:32pm

Remus from Portugal

A photo of great simplicity and with such a visually striking effect.
Awesome framing and composition.

15 Jan 2021 5:48pm

Hootin' Anni from Corpus Christi, United States

....and this is why I love by the sea! Stunning beauty.

15 Jan 2021 6:09pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Ooo, such colorful bokeh. gotta love that!

15 Jan 2021 7:32pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

what a delightful photo !

16 Jan 2021 2:25am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence-d'Albigeois, France

Une image épurée et bien construite, sa simplicité en fait toute sa beauté! Je souhaite à vous et votre pays de retrouver une vie normale et pleine de bonheur!

16 Jan 2021 2:31pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. A fine capture of this beautiful scene .
Wish you and your wife a speedy recovery ... :)

17 Jan 2021 6:55am

suzanne from Belgium

Une image de toute beauté !!!

Prenez soin de vous ! La santé passe avant tout :-)

17 Jan 2021 10:31am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Brilliant minimalist capture!

17 Jan 2021 1:17pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Espléndida captura... Buenos días

18 Jan 2021 3:10am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

It is a perfect one Steven... all the best to your wife, sounds very rough!

18 Jan 2021 5:08pm