A Patient Pace

“Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A patient pace…I think we could all use a lesson in how to accomplish that. As a whole, humans are always in a hurry. Not so with the ocean and the sun. Tides ebb and flow and the sun rises and sets every day, just as they’ve done for millions of years. Perhaps we need a reminder that it’s ok to slow down and just let things happen as they’re supposed to. Everything has its time and purpose; as do we.

As a follow-up to Sullivan’s Sunrise, today’s photo is a single image that was taken separately from the panoramic. What I love most about this picture is the sun’s reflection off the rippled sand. I wish I’d written down where exactly this was on Sullivan’s Island so I could go back for some more shots! I guess I’ll have to head down there more often and do some good old fashioned trial and error 🙂


Sunburst - Sullivan's Island, SC

Take some time today for your own reflection. Maybe you’ll find the peace or answers you’ve been looking for.

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6 Responses to A Patient Pace

  1. James Howe says:

    Looks like a nice place. Cool shot, I like the starburst.

  2. Kristi Hines says:

    Love the sunburst. Makes me feel like the water may be cold, but the sun will keep you warm while you’re walking and reflecting. 🙂

  3. ackfive says:

    Very majestic feel to this shot. Nice work.

  4. Darleen Harrigan says:

    YOU ARE GOOD! Your panoramic photo is actually more beautiful than the real thing.
    I’ve seen sunrise in that exact spot and you honestly beautified it.
    I noticed you said you wished you wrote down where you were. To find it again, take
    17 to the Isle of Palms connector. Once you are over the bridge and connector you will come to a light, make a right there and stay straight (you’ll go past the Boathouse Resturant) until you go over a little bridge and then make your first left to the little parking area. It is a little fishing area with no bathing allowed because of bad riptides.

  5. A.Barlow says:

    That’s an awesome shot. Really cool rays.

    Slow down or live life like there’s no tomorrow. In either case, it comes down to contentment. That’s a personal struggle that no ebb or flow will ever turn the tide on.

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