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Photographer's Note

This was taken just before dawn at Narooma Surf Beach. The beach was completely deserted except for me and 2 whales swimming about 50 metres off the shore.

I was going to call this photo "Kensho" but I thought that sounded a little pretentious. Pretentious largely because spiritually I'm a long way off from "self-realisation" or "epiphany". But sometimes, when you're alone in nature, you get that feeling, if only for a split-second. Kensho is a Japanese spiritual term, linked with "Satori". It means "seeing into one's true nature or one's true essence". Kensho describes a more fleeting experience, Satori a more permanent experience and a step towards full self-enlightenment, or Nirvana.

Canon 30D
f/13
1/3 second
ISO 100
28mm
Tripod
ND Grey Graduated filter

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4935 W: 365 N: 10214] (50721)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-25 4:31
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