Swanage Serenity

Still Waters at Swanage Pier

Swanage Serenity

When the bustle of activity around the dive centre on Swanage Pier has finished for the day, all that remains is the calm stillness of the waters and a wonderful feeling of accomplishment, now that Simon and I are fully qualified PADI Open Water Divers! This is my entry for this week’s Fotospeed Challenge. It’s from a four second long-exposure of the old pier struts, next to where the dive boats moor during the day. Despite the overcast skies I didn’t have enough filters to get a longer exposure! I will have to get some Lee Big Stoppers before our next dive there.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity


Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serene Spirits

Time slows to a gentle
Pulsing beat of the heart
The world exists only in
This moment of serenity
Transfixed by their grace
Sylph-like they flitter
Ephemeral enchanters with
Dusted wings that glitter
In a flutter of delight
Glimpses of bright colour
Caught by coruscated light
Filtered through foliage
Dancing in the breeze
And here and there
Shadows cavort to a song
That only they can hear
Pulling at my soul to join
With them in celebration
Of the simple pleasures
Of a great star that
Warms and stirs the air
Of twisting currents
Rising above running waters
Of freedom to drift and soar
To follow the heart’s desire
To continue this fleeting
Life cycle and re-emerge
In pristine nascency
A renewal of selfhood
An ascension of spirit
Soaring skyward in a
Transitory ballet played out
Upon the winds of time