Coast to Coast Project: Song Of The Sea ~December | New Forest Photographer | Ann Owen Photography
“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from A Gift from the Sea.
Welcome to our Coast to Coast loop. We are a group of photographers from around the world, from timezones as far flung as Australia to Canada and in between, each with a different seascape. Coast to Coast aims to document our changing sea views and perspectives - both literal and philosophical - of what the sea means to us, month to month through the changing seasons. To follow the loop go to the ever so amazing Jo Haycock
A few years ago now we moved from the busy city of London to the New Forest so that we could live a life closer to nature. It was easily the best decision for us as a family, of course there are a lot of aspects we do miss from our old life in London but my own sense of inner peace that I have gained makes it all worthwhile. To have the forest and the sea on our doorstop is truly a blessing and my soul craves both in equal measure.
The sea has a special hold over me and I always here its call when I am needing some clarity or just a space to clear the cobwebs. Theres something so special about the sea air and the smells it brings along with the rhytmic sounds of the waves as they splash against the shore. Even when there are no waves and the sea is still, I find myself becoming part of a natural rhythm and my inner self aligns with that stillness. We are lucky to have our little special beach that we are able to walk to, it has created so many memories for us since we've moved here and has always been such a source of comfort along with a lot of joy and happiness. I love our little spot and am looking forward to capturing it throughout this year along with some of our other favourite spots.