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The Sea by StephanePellennec The Sea by StephanePellennec
Sjøen / The sea

To be watched in full size, the white frame being used as a back ground

Norwegian Sea, Norway,
July 2017

Music: youtu.be/ile35s101NM

L'Homme et la mer

Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer!
La mer est ton miroir; tu contemples ton âme
Dans le déroulement infini de sa lame,
Et ton esprit n'est pas un gouffre moins amer.

Tu te plais à plonger au sein de ton image;
Tu l'embrasses des yeux et des bras, et ton coeur
Se distrait quelquefois de sa propre rumeur
Au bruit de cette plainte indomptable et sauvage.

Vous êtes tous les deux ténébreux et discrets:
Homme, nul n'a sondé le fond de tes abîmes;
Ô mer, nul ne connaît tes richesses intimes,
Tant vous êtes jaloux de garder vos secrets!

Et cependant voilà des siècles innombrables
Que vous vous combattez sans pitié ni remords,
Tellement vous aimez le carnage et la mort,
Ô lutteurs éternels, ô frères implacables!

— Charles Baudelaire


In english:

Man and the Sea

Free man, you'll always love the sea — for this,
That it's a mirror, where you see your soul
In its eternal waves that chafe and roll;
Nor is your soul less bitter an abyss.

in your reflected image there to merge,
You love to dive, its eyes and limbs to match.
Sometimes your heart forgets its own, to catch
The rhythm of that wild and tameless dirge.

The two of you are shadowy, deep, and wide.
Man! None has ever plummeted your floor —
Sea! None has ever known what wealth you store —
Both are so jealous of the things you hide!

Yet age on age is ended, or begins,
While you without remorse or pity fight.
So much in death and carnage you delight,
Eternal wrestlers! Unrelenting twins!

— Roy Campbell, Poems of Baudelaire (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952)

fleursdumal.org/poem/113

More Nordic Seas picture here: jakezdaniel.deviantart.com/gal…

My dreamy soul by JakezDaniel Misterious by JakezDaniel



Canon EOS 300
2 years obsolete Tri-X film pushed to 800ISO
Dev. Tetenal Ultrafin plus



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:icondjengizz:
djengizz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
great minimalistic and moody photo 
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StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconpiarvi-recherreen:
Piarvi-Recherreen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Non, mais t'as un de ces grains, toi !
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
J'ai été bien agréablement surpris.
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:iconjonhyblaze:
JonhyBlaze Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional Filmographer
great mood!
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Thank you Jonhy
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:iconnov1design:
nov1design Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017
Thank you
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
impresive
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
Thank you
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:iconwiwionart:
wiwionart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Eternity... maybe it's that place, where we go, when we're dead...
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017
Or when we dream?
Or when we meditate?
Or when we love?
The instant is a piece eternity
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017
a piece of eternity
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
featured in journal Kieu :tea:
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
Thanks a lot!
Very interesting story.
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:iconmarkus43:
Markus43 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
a place to vanish
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
To explore
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
i really love it to look at it again as i saw on fb. perfect grayness and minimalism. majestic. :clap:
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Thank you very much.
I really love the grain too, just perfect for those kinds of shots.
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:iconhosagu:
hosagu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Thank yuo very much!
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:iconhosagu:
hosagu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleasure :)
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
sjøen

wonderful work Stephane ... :D :D
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
The second one was you actually :rofl:
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Indeed, thank you Chris.
You the second one today with this word "Sjøen" :D
Gotta change the name!
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
no way!!!! ;)
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:iconssnzhd:
ssnzhd Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Looks like salt and pepper
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:iconstephanepellennec:
At least there should be some silver salt here :D
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:icondirtypink:
DirtyPink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Looks so death and empty
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
"Free man, you'll always love the sea — for this,
That it's a mirror, where you see your soul
In its eternal waves that chafe and roll;
Nor is your soul less bitter an abyss
..."

There's more of this poem in the description :) Thank you your words brought this poem into my mind.


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ilmailmute Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student Artist
Beautiful
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:iconstephanepellennec:
StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Thank you
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