shining with all its might...
But of course it's hardly the middle of the night - I swear with this shot I feel almost get sun-blinded just looking at it. Of course if you're disappointed the rest of the Lewis Carroll poem is here but basically why is the picture even here? The story goes like this - while flicking through some of my shots of Wellington I found this shot of Seatoun beach and remembered the Lewis Carroll poem - and then I remembered I'd tried to do a poem along similar lines but where two rich fellows are going to complain alot about the beach and then buy it and everything on it out from under the noses of everyone else. It never really quite worked but it was fun - if you don't mind the beginning being wrong - and the complete lack of an ending....
The sun shining on the sea
Spied two suits out strolling
As crisp as they could be
With voices biting as the wind
pleats sharp as any knife
They assaulted everybody's dress
Your money and your life
The sand was sharp and sandy
The beach was far from clean
Our moneymen saw seaweedand complained it was obscene...
And that's it so far. I hope everyone has had a busy and productive week, and if the poem is lacking, the perhaps stop and enjoy the picture, it's one of my favourites - Seatoun beach looking absolutely gorgeous
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