I Saw From the Beach
By Thomas Moore
I saw from the beach, when the morning was shining,
A bark o'er the waters move gloriously on;
I came when the sun o'er that beach was declining --
The bark was still there, but the waters were gone!
And such is the fate of life's early promise,
So passing the spring-tide of joy we have known:
Each wave that we danc'd on at morning, ebbs from us,
And leaves us, at eve, on the bleak shore alone!
Ne'er tell me of glories serenely adorning
The close of our day, the calm eve of our night;
Give me back, give me back the wild freshness of Morning,
Her clouds and her tears are worth Evening's best light.
Oh, who would not welcome that moment's returning,
When passion first wak'd a new life through his frame;
And his soul, like the wood that grows precious in burning,
Gave out all its sweets to love's exquisite flame!
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brano14 (2957) 2010-02-07 20:05
I love your user name,especially in these cold days.
Great looking,nicely composed photo,good soft colors,very elegant frame.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-02-16 2:15
Amazing shot. Superb landscape. Paradise! Very fine picture and interesting poem. Good work.
Greetings from Warszawa!
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-02-16 3:58
Nice beach, very nice landscape. Amazing long perspective. Marvelous colors and saturation. Excellent weather. Good image.
LeeLoo (0) 2010-02-17 3:34
Dear Ashley Sch!
Nice postcard. Amazing picture. Wonderful landscape. Superb format. Good saturation and sharp. Nice frame.
foozi (7101) 2010-02-18 4:19
very dramatic capture of the sky in good colours. I like the vastness of the reddish beach.
well presented in an attractive view with a neat and well festured beach.
People and coconut trees are well detailed.
adramad (46532) 2010-02-22 5:21
Wonderful vertical composition, nice POV with this beach of reddish sands, the group of palms puts his tropical decoration and the nice sky complements the image of very attractive form.
Good colors and a balanced well luminosity.
raszid62 (18515) 2010-02-23 8:21
Beautiful sandy beach at the village located in a palm grove, the amazing color of sand. Wonderful night sky and beautiful clouds on the horizon.
abiesudiono (235) 2010-02-27 7:16
Wow amazing landscape picture!
The composition, tone, and view of the beach were very beautiful.
Thanks for share,
macjake (69195) 2010-03-07 9:51
interesting lighting, i like the overall touch of pink and rose in the clouds, along with the blue sky.
has a very romantic atmosphere.
i'm not so sure about the midway point of the horizon...there's no hard rule but typically horizons are kept at the 1/3 level.. but hey..i've broken that rule myself several times too! :)
wonderful atmosphere and lighting
Ricx (13495) 2010-04-28 11:46
Hi Ashley,m, I just love your work.. Your images, poetry and the care you put into them _ a real artist.. Your gallery ius stunning.. Thank you and Have a Fun Day HAFD Ricx
yso (4146) 2010-04-28 22:26
Great perspective, I like the sky with these 3 pink clouds to give more contrast.
mkamionka (37843) 2010-05-02 3:56
beautiful beach composition. I like the low light and the great sky. Vertical frame with a long foreground made an attractive effect here. Very well done,
ecmel (1367) 2010-05-02 23:24
Spectacular image with exquisite lights.The vastness of beach is captured in excellent.
Fante (5429) 2010-05-06 13:24
beautiful beach photo. Excelent well balanced compositon. Trees on left and people on the beach makes photo very dynamic. Lovely warm colors and very good DOF. Bravo
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-05-25 11:25
Bela foto tropical com esta praia em Punta Cana , gostei do ponto de visão afastado da linha de palmeiras dando destaque a areia , o céu estava lindo belas cores quentes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
anesugur (18789) 2010-10-04 12:26
Very beautiful landscape!!!
Great colors, very good composition with POV. Excellent work!
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
yeln (11516) 2010-10-04 22:53
sanjska plaa in čudovit sončni zahod s svojimi barvami in oblaki. lepo delo!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
rodgerg (55767) 2010-10-05 4:39
a very nice place and a very nice shot with an incredible depht. I like too the excellent managment of light which give superb colors.
mauarg (1758) 2010-10-05 7:10
Very nice result you got, even using this huge apperture and low exposure time ! Beaultiful light. It looks like end of the afternoon...
eldancer1 (36343) 2010-10-06 9:48
Very colorful presentation of what looks like a beautiful summer day. Great pov and dof with nice color. But I think there is too much foreground otherwise well done, tfs.
batalay (39131) 2010-10-31 5:38
A most appropriate poem from Thomas Moore highlights this expansive shot of the beach. The colors are vibrant and most inviting.
josepmarin (58359) 2010-12-05 4:30
As indicates us your user name, you love summer, and in consequence, you had to enjoy the tropical climate in the Dominican Republic in December.
As me, because I was there three weeks before.
The sight of the beach under the wonderful light of the sunset, the coco-palms, the sky and the clouds, with these warm hues, create a really attractive image at sight.
In addition, it evokes me great memories.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo.
Vanessa132 (94) 2011-02-11 5:54
beautiful view ...nice clouded sky with soft colors.