Sounds of Silence

20 Jan
Sounds of Silence :: Connecticut

Sounds of Silence :: Connecticut

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day, a day to reflect on the impact of this revolutionary man and the powerful changes that he now represents. His conviction that people should embrace love, treat each other as brothers and weigh the content of someone’s character over other factors (skin color, gender, religion, sexual preference, etc) are powerful sentiments that we can all benefit from in both on the large and small scale.

On the small scale, little acts of compassion, kindness, tolerance and an attempt at understanding would bring less friction, less selfishness, more smiles and more joy into both your life and the lives you touch.

On the large scale, how much unrest, injustice and tragedy could be avoided if the world embraced love and understanding first? We humans are selfish by nature, innately interested in self-preservation. But I challenge you to think beyond your body and family. I challenge you to bring something to the table that helps your fellow man and enriches the rich, beautiful, eclectic, intense variety of the tapestry of humankind.

Collect some good karma points, smile at your neighbor, sprinkle some kindness wherever you go and leave the world a more beautiful place. ❀

 

This image is part of an ongoing personal project to showcase the beauty of Connecticut, a state often overlooked by my landscape photography peers. πŸ™‚ You’re missing out, guys! And ladies, of course. Lol

I took this sunrise photo in Milford, CT over the long weekend. It was incredible to see the world and the water so quiet, despite the frigid temperatures. Sunrises are always a time of peace and reflection for me, and this one will be one that I remember for a long time.

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27 Responses to “Sounds of Silence”

  1. tybeetabby January 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    I have never been to Connecticut….but from your photos, it sure is beautiful.

    • seeingspotsphoto January 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

      Lol thanks! Hopefully more people see it our way. πŸ˜‰

  2. Timothy Price January 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    Beautiful photo!

    • seeingspotsphoto January 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

      Thank you so much, Tim. Guess I’ve been feeling the seascape vibe lately. Lol

      • Timothy Price January 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

        It’s nice for us desert folks to see beautiful photos of the sea.

      • seeingspotsphoto January 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

        Speaking of, I’ve been craving a trip out west to see some desert. Lol

      • Timothy Price January 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

        You should do it.

  3. Jane Lurie January 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    Wonderful landscape.

  4. lauramacky January 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    This year seemed to be a year where no one talked about it on my FB which is REALLY weird because I’m from Oakland and a lot of my friends are there and MLK is a very big deal. Nice homage here and beautiful image to go with!

    • seeingspotsphoto January 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

      I actually took a social media holiday yesterday, mostly because I spent the day photographing and meditating…which is one and the same for me…but I did wonder if others were reflecting on the importance of the holiday. Hopefully people were just too busy making the world a better place to post. πŸ™‚

      • lauramacky January 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

        smiles on the last part of what you said πŸ™‚

  5. Rob Moses Photography January 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Beautiful.

    • seeingspotsphoto January 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks so much, Rob. I always appreciate your feedback. πŸ™‚

  6. David Pasillas January 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on iPhone Photographer | David Pasillas.

  7. Patrick M January 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    Beautiful photo!

  8. Valerie (Our Ruins) January 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    This is an absolutely beautiful photo…the colors are amazing!

  9. Justin Avery (J.T. Avery Photography) January 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    I’m really hoping to make it over to the east coast in the next few years. I’m not sure exactly where but somewhere in the upper west coast where I can get some good seascape photos. I also want somewhere that is close to nice waterfalls as well and want to do some hiking. So many things I want to do but not enough time. I’ve seen a lot of great photos from New Hampshire and Maine plus your photos.

  10. Roshan Clicks January 21, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    stunning photo

  11. Tracey January 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Beautiful post, beautiful photo πŸ™‚

  12. beeblu January 24, 2015 at 3:26 am #

    “little acts of compassion, kindness, tolerance and an attempt at understanding would bring less friction, less selfishness, more smiles and more joy into both your life and the lives you touch” – that’s the crux of it.

  13. Len March 9, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    Saw that you were the featured photo on Photofocus.com, Shannon. Congratulations. I have not shot in Milford but am adding this on my list to shoot. Great shot.

    • seeingspotsphoto March 9, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

      Thanks so much, Len! It is on the same stretch of beach as Silver Sands. πŸ™‚

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