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Photographer John Lund flips his wig in this humorous self portrait and stock photo.
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A castaway sits lonely and dejectedly on a small tropical island beneath a lone palm tree waiting to be rescued by a passing ship. Lost on an island. Beautiful color ocean and sky.Picture of hands framing a tropical ocean. The water is clear and blue and the sky is blue with patchy clouds. Great for Tropical Retreat and Luxury Spa Advertising Photos.An orange life preserver, or life ring, flies out over a rough sea with stormy clouds in a symbol of rescue, help, assistance and salvation.Lighthouse storm: A lighthouse casts a beam over a rough sea in a stock picture and fine art image about risk, danger, guidance and salvation.Picture of a sailboat in a violent storm with wind blown white-capped waves tossing in a stormy sea beneath the dark storm clouds of a squall.A pier juts out into the ocean at sunset in this scenic view of a tropical island called Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela. Picture of a small boat in a storm at sea with a lighthouse visible in the distance.This image speaks of many concepts ranging from adversity and challenge, to teamwork and togetherness, to security and salvation.Picture of a shark swimming in the ocean. The shark in this photo has his Dorsal fin protruding above the surface. Danger!Picture of a sail boat in an ocean storm with dark clouds overhead and wind blown white caps all around. The boat is difficult to see in the darkness of the raging storm.A lighthouse casts its beam of light across the storm seas in a concept stock picture of a lighthouse at dusk.Storm clouds clear as a keeper in wet weather gear searches the ocean from the lamphouse rail of a lighthouse. This photo is a great metaphor for searching the internet as well as a symbol of safety, security, guidance and navigational aid.Four people scull, or row, in the ocean in a concept stock photo.A giant wave is about to engulf this small 4 man Scull boat.  Danger and potential disaster await this small boat in the path of the enormous killer wave about to swamp the tiny craft.

Seascapes, Fine Art Prints, Wall Décor and Stock Photos

Seascapes - Great for many uses from wall art to advertising photos

Seascapes not only are inspiring in their natural beauty making for superb fine art prints and wall decor, but also provide rich opportunity for metaphor and symbolism in the world of stock photography. Where air, water, and earth meet magical things happen. The solidity of rock becomes suspect, the power of water magnified by time becomes evident, the power of air, of wind, becomes visible. The water and wind cuts deeply into the earth and rock laying bare the bones of the land; the water crashes against the rock and shoots high into the air where it is swept away in furious gusts. The rolling swells speak of unseen power filled with mystery and the unknowable.

The Lighthouse Resolute And Hopeful

Add into this rich tapestry the evidence of man, the lone boat dwarfed in the vast expanse of water, the lighthouse resolute and hopeful above the crashing waves, the silhouetted figure lost in contemplation of life’s mystery.  The potential drama of the stormy sea empowers symbols to add to the impact to visual messages. Whether it is the help, safety and security of a distant lighthouse lighting the way forward, or the courage, determination and even skill of the woman at the helm of vessel, or just the magnificent challenge and adversity of the surging surf, few, if any, other environments offer the wealth and strength of concepts of the seascape.

Iconic Symbolism and the Sea

But the seascape offers more than those drama filled tableaus, there is also humor, fun, getting away from it all and more. There is a wealth of iconic symbolism embedded in our DNA from man’s continuous and varied experience with the sea. From the tales of Davey Jones Locker, to mermaids to the trident of Poseidon, the stories and symbols of the sea are rich and varied. A small isolated island with a single palm tree can be a haven, a tropical paradise, but put a castaway beneath the tree and you have a metaphor for the lost and forlorn. A treasure chest portrays success and newfound wealth, and the pristine white sand beach offers relaxation and solace, salve for the wounds of our stress filled lives.

Piers, Docks and Ships Coming In

The concept illustrating symbols include piers, or docks, that stretch out into the water and show possibility and embarking on the journey, or perhaps waiting for that ship to come in. The life preserver offers hope, salvation and rescue. Calm waters offer us tranquility and peace; the raging sea speaks of risk and danger.  And speaking of danger, adversity and challenge, what could be a more impactful representation of such than sharks, octopi and other denizens of the deep?  The crew working together seamlessly is a perfect portrayal of teamwork and even communication.

Seascapes, Beaches and Rainbows

Seascapes, shorelines and pristine beaches are the personification or romance, long walks on the beach, beachcombing, sunsets behind lighthouses, and even Tiki torches emblematic of warm Hawaii nights.  Snorkeling and surfing show adventure and delight, while beach side garbage speaks of environmental issues and rainbows over the sea leave us with a sense of beauty and awe.

The next time you are looking for inspiration, whether it is to create symbolic stock images with impact, breathtaking seascapes for fine art or wall décor, or perhaps just to refresh your creative juices, it might be time to grab your camera and head for the coastline. It might also turn out that a storm at sea could provide even more material and vitality for your photography than yet one more incredible sunset. In any case, the sea awaits you.