For me, the most illustrative image of motion is the sea. The constant ebb and flow of the tides, the beauty of the waves. Mankind has ridden those waves since we first figured out how to create vessels to carry us on them. I love oceans.
These two shots were taken on different parts of Oahu – one at Waikiki, and one on the North Shore, famous for its surf.
The movements of the seas also connect to other waterways, and create opportunities for a variety of animal and plant life. The water is always moving, always recreating the landscape around it.
These two pelicans are moving across the water, searching for food on the San Francisco Bay off the Pacific Ocean, while the kayaks are navigating the churning waters of the Delaware River just before it becomes tidal, moving toward the Delaware Bay, and finally pouring itself into the Atlantic Ocean.
Of course, we humans create a certain amount of movement as well. Nowhere is that more evident than in our sporting events. My last two entries were taken at the Beijing Olympics four years ago:
In the first, a synchronized swimming team energetically dives into the pool. In the other the basketball moves toward the basket, and the players rush to position themselves for what follows.
Movement surrounds us everywhere – nothing stays the same, in nature or in the human domain. Where do you see it? To see how other bloggers showed Movement, click here.
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