Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bright Star

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art-
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors-
No-yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever-or else swoon to death.
John Keats

We came across this tired looking starfish in a beach pool the day after watching Bright Star, the movie about the doomed English romantic Poets love life. The movie was shot with an attractive blue filter. This was the simple inspiration behind this post processing!

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Gilding Lilies said...

Beautiful and serene, well done!

paulgrand said...

Thank you!:)

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Wonderfully illustrative Paul, you have such a good eye! Great film too :- )

paulgrand said...

Thanks Jill, that will be my illustrative background!;-)

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