words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Posts tagged “Seascapes

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out to sea

out to sea


a tomorrow that never comes | a two ships passing, remix

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an ocean of dreams;
outside my window
with two ships passing …
and a tomorrow that never comes


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variations | aboard our vessel, our dreams afloat

variations | aboard our vessel, our dreams afloat

we stood together
> at sea
our dreams afloat


When You Left … Even The North Star Could Not Guide Me Home


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Another Winter: On The Beach

Another Winter: On The Beach

2012 in passing
Cold morning winds and breaking waves;
Virginia Beach and the memories behind us


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What Do You Remember When Swimming In A Deep Blue Sea

What Do You Remember When Swimming In A Deep Blue Sea

Adrift
In a deep reflection
Lost at sea
With memories
Drowning

Sinking
In a pool of you
With the darkening blue
A drowning so timeless
Endless without you


Images For HD Video: Water For Meditation (Sunrise Remix) and On Water

Exploring nature through video …

I enjoy working with video. It has always been a true love of mine. It is however, a very challenging medium. It takes time to learn new programs and to obtain the right equipment. And it is expensive. Exhibiting video art in a gallery usually requires a grant. And grants are difficult to come by these days. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, I was awarded a couple of grants for a video installation and a multimedia collaboration. All in all, through recent years, and mostly because of the expense, I’ve shifted from video art to digital imaging. 2-dimensional work. Photography, prints, and digital art.

However, I do want to invest more time in video making. At the heart of this endeavor is having the right mindset for video. Filming. Set design. Editing. Video making is much different from taking photographs. I must remind myself not to think in terms of large production. But rather find inspiration and subject matter in the in-between spaces. Mood. Ambient nature. Form. Simplicity. Lo-tech – high-tech.

The pieces “Water for Meditation” and “On Water” are two perfect examples of ambient nature. They are not very complicated to film and produce, yet fulfill, in this instance, my desire to create an ambient environment for meditation. Transporting the viewer to a moment of relaxation. “On Water” is micro short (26 seconds) in length, while “Water for Meditation” is nearly six minutes long. I prefer long meditative pieces, however I realize that it takes a considerable amount of investment on part of the viewer to “sit” through the minimal motion of a piece of great length. All in all I hope to produce in the future some rather experimental pieces. Incorporating original imagery and music created by me. Work that at this time is a mystery to me.

Below are 2 links to my YouTube channel and the video pieces; “Water For Meditation” (Sunrise Remix) and “On Water”.

Please enjoy. Any feedback is well appreciated. In the future, I hope to post videos more regularly.

Namaste

http://youtu.be/pyYahhz2svM  –  Water For Mediation (Sunrise Remix)

http://youtu.be/wGXnumdn_Ys  –  On Water


Images For HD Video: A Day At The Beach (A Tybee Island Remix)

A Tybee Beach remix…

Tybee Island is a small public beach located on the Atlantic Ocean near the Georgia/South Carolina border. It is just a few minutes away from historic Savannah GA.

A day on the beach, with sand and surf in hand.

http://youtu.be/Qsp8xhCNHMw


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Images For Android Phones: The Girl In The Summer Blue Dress

Images For Android Phones: The Girl In The Summer Blue Dress

The ocean flows in many ways, not unlike the wind swept beach and the girl with the summer blue dress. As the sun fades, and ends the day. She casts her weary dreams out to sea.


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Images For Android Phones: Standing With The Fading Sun

Images For Android Phones: Standing With The Fading Sun

A photograph is never the end of a moment in time.