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"He always thought of the sea as ‘la mar’ which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines and had motorboats, bought when the shark livers had brought much money, spoke of her as ‘el mar’, which is masculine. They spoke of her as a contestant or a place or even an enemy. But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought."
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway.


This site offers collection of digital photos taken by the author, acting seagoing master mariner, during his sea service. Please feel free to express your opinion.
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"It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better."
Sir Francis Drake.
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www.seaphotos | Storm @ 2013"Confined to sex, we pressed against
The limits of the sea:
I saw there were no oceans left
For scavengers like me."
A Thousand Kisses Deep by Leonard Cohen.


www.seaphotos | Seascapes Gallery @ 2013"The sea, if it reaches nothing else, does at least compel a submission to the inevitable which resembles patience."
Blue at the mizzen by Patrick O’Brien.


www.seaphotos | Seascapes Gallery"For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed to feel for it, for all the celebrations it had been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness, and playing the part of dangerous abettor of world- wide ambitions."
The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad.

Sea Sunsets@2013

www.seaphotos | Sunsets: 2013 She made her way out to sea at sunset, with a great show of farewell for ever … But now there was a true autumnal nip in it, … and over the water lay impalpable wafting hazes, some of them a most uncommon brown.
Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brien.

Sea Sunsets@2012

www.seaphotos | Sunsets: 2012 Come watch with me the shaft of fire that glows,
In yonder West: the fair, frail palaces,
The fading Alps and archipelagoes,
And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.
Sonnet - Miracles, Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

Sea Sunsets@2010-11

www.seaphotos | Sunsets: 2010-11"How passionately we love everything that cannot last: the dazzling crystallory of winter, the spring in bloom, the fragile flight of butterflies, crimson sunsets, a kiss, and life."
Brother Odd by Dean Koontz.

Sea Ports & Harbours

www.seaphotos | Ports & Harbours"No wind favors him who has no destined port."
Michel de Montaigne.
"To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ocean Ships

www.seaphotos | Ocean Ships"She comes majestic with her swelling sails,
The gallant Ship: along her watery way,
Homeward she drives before the favouring gales;
Now flirting at their length the streamers play,
And now they ripple with the ruffling breeze."
Robert Southey

Tools & Equipment

www.seaphotos | Tools & Equipment"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


www.seaphotos | Archive" All, all of a piece throughout;
Thy chase had a beast in view;
Thy wars brought nothing about;
Thy lovers were all untrue.
‘Tis’ well an old age is out,
And time to begin a new."
The Secular Masque, by John Dryden

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