Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nessie.. a long way from home.....!


What can I say, I just liked it!! When you catch the water at just the right time in the late afternoon the sun literally sparkles on the caps of the waves, irresistible! I asked my sister in law Sue who is a writer, screenwriter and poet to compose a short poem to compliment the image. I was amazed when she sent the words through to me that she had seen something quite different to moi, but if you look at the two famous images taken in the 1930's, The Surgeon's Photo, a grand old hoax regarding the Loch Ness Monster, it's uncanny how similar they are to my two shots (minus the sunbursts as any time I've visited Scotland there has never been any sign of the sun haha!) what do you think, do you see it.....?

Like a summer’s day Nessie in her deepest loch
with itinerant Hugh Gray's camera watching on shore,
she bows her head to honour the sparkling blue
and dances in the sunlight between the stars.

She is a he whose strong arms plunge out to sea
powering over and above possible danger beneath,
relentlessly pulling liquid waves to his chest -
a celebration of strength, youth and fearlessness.

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2012

32 comments:

  1. Thanks Gracie, glad you liked my poem :o))
    Sue (also know as Frances)

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  2. Yup, maybe Nessie has a cousin in the Antipodes!

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  3. Sweet! This is great Grace. Love the poem and the pictures.

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  4. Funny post, I am almost convinced...

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  5. Don't know how many times I've been to Loch Ness, dozens or more, but I've never been lucky enough to see her. That's why: she emigrated!

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  6. Nessie on a southern holiday!

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  7. Azul de brillo, azul de mar...

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  8. Well, I'd say you and your sister in law make a great creative team Grace! Well done. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  9. Funny post, Grace... and brilliant picture!

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  10. I see a bird swooping amid sea diamonds !! I guess it's like cloud pictures Grace ... We all see something different.

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  11. Looks like you were in the right place at the right time with your camera and the poem just tops it all off nicely :-).

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  12. That water looks quite refreshing... no wonder he took a dip. haha

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  13. What fun, Grace. Keep it up!

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  14. If Nessie could get out of the loch, it would have a long swim from Inverness to Perth (and I don't mean the one a bit north of Edinburgh). Monsters of the deep? I'll stick with dolphins and whales.

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  15. That would be something to see. I like the sparkles too.

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  16. She emigrated! What a smashing capture-



    Friendly Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } (°>

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  17. Beautiful shots Grace. Poor Nessie must be so hot!

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  18. You take the high road and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland before ye!

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  19. Great photo. You should consider putting your pics into a book!

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  20. I hope Nessie will find its way back home when it will finish to explore the world..
    I like the poem, very charming!

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  21. Beautiful photos Mamma and fabulous words Aunty Sue! It's nice to come from such a creative and talented family!!

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  22. What a charming poem, and lovely photos! I am always captivated by the sun glistening on the water...and Nessie looks quite at home there!

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  23. isn't it magic when you are given the gift of another's seeing? i wish i'd looked at the image before i'd read the title. i wonder if i would have seen the "monster". i know, in the portal, i was dazzled by the sun diamonds.

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  24. Fantastic! Nessie might miss the fog but I'm sure he's enjoying the warmer waters of Australia. :-)

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  25. that's one strong swimmer there .. fabulous snaps, Gracie, wonderful words Aunty Sue... and Aimee is right .. what a talented family!

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  26. On such a bright sunny day, not even a monster would stay lurking in the deep.

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  27. Well bravos all around the fam for this post. Great shots and the poet equally as talented!
    V

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  28. What a fabulous post! I looked for Nessie up in Scotland... all I found was a great tourist trap ;-)

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  29. Ah, no wonder she hasn't been sighted here for a few years! Have a good weekend Grace...

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