I have had one of those weeks and it has left me feeling rather jaded and tired.
(I am trying hard to convince myself that I am temporarily a bit worn down, thereby avoiding the simple possibility that I might just be feeling my age!! 🙂 ).
When I feel this way, I start looking for wide open places to unwind, somewhere where I can think things through, clear my mind and to become re-energised. For me, these places need to be associated with water and my favourite place for this is the beach.
Unfortunately, I have to travel many hours to reach the sea, so when I do get there, I give my camera a good workout! I can spend endless hours watching the waves and delight in trying to capture them on camera just as they break, preferably with the sun shining through the clear water.
A greater challenge is to find a beach that is “untouched” by humans. No footprints, no flotsam or rubbish. Just clear, clean, smooth sand. Playing with the light and the water, it’s possible to get lovely reflections on these perfectly washed expanses.
This then, is a good place to clear the mind, let the sea breeze blow away the mental cobwebs and to escape the pressures of modern life for a while. Those of you who live near the beach and can enjoy this every day – half your luck!
So if you have had a week that has served you up some things that have been ‘hard to chew and tougher to swallow’, I hope these images of beautiful beaches and waves has helped to calm and revitalise your spirit, leaving you feeling a lot better.