Embracing the quiet and beautiful

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One of my favourite things about the beach, is looking out across the sea and imagining new worlds at the other side of it or maybe a reflected world where I'm actually just looking at myself, and sometimes I imagine nothing, just water, sky and blue (or grey) forever...

Does anyone else do that? Do you just stand there and imagine that the beach is the end of the world and you're staring out at an amazing nothingness? A nothingness that is so still, quiet, soft and beautiful, that you are quite content to just stand there and watch it for as long as you can...

Sometimes life can be a bit much... and I'm often slow to emotionally react to things going on around me (I dread to think what that means about me) and lately life has caught up with me in my head, and being on the beach and taking these photos helped me slow down, empty out the unwanted thought processes (of which there are many) and focus on the beautiful and the quiet.

Location: The edge of the world (ahem, Blackpool) Film: Fuji Superia 400 Camera: Zenit B