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As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life - Walt Whitman
2nd PlaceAs I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life - Walt Whitman

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Challenge: Poem (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f2.8D ED
Location: Kuramathi, Maldives
Date: Aug 19, 2016
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2016

This sand bar was amazing on the island we stayed at in Kuramathi. At low tide, you could almost walk to the next island on the atoll, but once tide rose, the waves from both sides would rock you pretty hard.

Prior to our trip, my wife and I bought 'bug bands', which are these velcro bands with mosquito-repellent cartridges that you put into the band, and you can wear them on your wrist or ankle. They worked wonderfully, until we both walked way out into this sand bar and her ankle was hit with a hard wave. Her bug band ripped off and sailed into the ocean. We walked back looking for it, and then she decided to try and walk along the sand bar once more to try and find it. It was gone, but I got a good shot of her while she searched.

Thanks to all for the great votes and comments, I'm very happy to get a good photo out of this trip!

Most of Walt Whitman's poems can span several pages, so I'll just link the full poem here:

As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life

Place: 2 out of 62
Avg (all users): 6.8793
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3571
Avg (non-participants): 7.3667
Views since voting: 1227
Views during voting: 127
Votes: 58
Comments: 17
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09/12/2016 04:57:22 AM
This is extraordinary Rob. Congratulations!
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09/11/2016 07:04:28 PM
Congrats on the red. Gorgeous scene!
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09/09/2016 08:06:51 PM
Yay! Congrats on your RED!!
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09/09/2016 10:45:43 AM
That is some sand we don't normally see from you! Looks like the ultimate tropical vacation location. Congrats on the Red, Rob.
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09/09/2016 08:47:58 AM
Congratulations on the Red, Rob. Beautiful place, great shot.
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09/09/2016 12:07:42 AM
Maldives are on my bucket list.
I hate you because you didn't take ME.
But of course,
that's because you have HER
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09/09/2016 12:06:43 AM
Taken in the Maldives, ha I was just reading about this place the other day, thinking about whether this should be our next getaway, what a fabulous place... congratulations! just an amazing image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2016 10:29:49 PM
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09/08/2016 12:32:18 PM
This reminds me of Sea Shell island in Florida. Wow, gorgeous shot!
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09/08/2016 09:26:42 AM
As I wended the shores I know, (This is what I read in this challenge and although I did not DNMC anyone, I feel this deserves a higher score. Because it meets the challenge and because it is a stunning shot.
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09/07/2016 10:22:15 AM
This is brilliant! A piece of art, the clouds, the way the water curves...a centred composition that is so effective, where ocean meets shore, man don't you wish you had this for that challenge, but it's excellent in this challenge too. My top pick!
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09/07/2016 10:02:56 AM
perfect, & perfectly done
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09/06/2016 07:39:53 PM
Love that the surf is comming from both directions MAGIC.
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09/06/2016 07:39:17 PM
I can find essentially nothing wrong with this photograph, and it is absolutely intriguing. Superbly done.
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09/05/2016 10:08:43 PM
Though the sea beckons in its vastness...

The lowly spit of sand offers an anchorage....

And the wonder of where it leads is unanswered.
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09/04/2016 02:58:07 PM
totally fantastically gorgeous
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09/02/2016 01:12:14 AM
Very nice colors. Top 5
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