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Interislander ferry, Kaitaki, Cook Strait, Raukawa Moana, New Zealand, Aotearoa, fotoeins.com

Seescape seascapes (LAPC)

Above/featured: Crossing Cook Strait in winter mist and fog, catching first sight of New Zealand’s South Island – 14 July 2012 (450D).

Some time ago, the challenge was people’s take on cityscapes. The present challenge looks out to the water, and while lakes are nice, I like the opportunities afforded by the ocean or the sea. The word “seascape” is a noun whose definition is “a view of an expanse of sea.” I’m pleased to present the following “seescapes” with the allure of open waters in mind:

  1. Australia: HMAS Sydney I memorial, Sydney
  2. Australia: Port Arthur, Sydney
  3. Canada: Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea
  4. England: Dover Cliffs from English Channel
  5. Germany: Bodensee (Lake Constance)
  6. Germany: Wadden Sea mud flats
  7. Hong Kong: outlying islands in South China Sea
  8. Italy: Ligurian Sea from Cinque Terre
  9. New Zealand: Akaroa Harbour and the Pacific
  10. New Zealand: Milford Sound and the Pacific
  11. South Africa: where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet
  12. Sweden: Stockholm archipelago, Baltic Sea
  13. USA: Puget Sound, Salish Sea

Meere Seen – mehre Seen – mehr sehen1.


Australia: HMAS Sydney I memorial

HMAS Sydney I Memorial Mast, Bradleys Head, Sydney, NSW, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Bradleys Head: HMAS Sydney I Memorial Mast at left and the Light Tower at centre. Visible in the background at left-centre are the towering cliffs of North Head and Hornby Lighthouse on South Head. Near Mosman (Sydney) – 5 Oct 2012 (450D).


Australia: Port Arthur, Sydney

Port Arthur, North Head, South Head, Hornby Lighthouse, Sydney, NSW, Australia, fotoeins.com

Sydney’s Port Arthur meets the Pacific: east towards North Head (left) and Hornby Lighthouse on South Head (right) – 23 Jun 2009 (450D).


Canada: Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea

Strait of Georgia, Georgia Strait, Salish Sea, BC Ferries, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island on a calm sail in the waters of Georgia Strait, a part of the cross-border Salish Sea – 25 Jul 2007 (450D).


England: Dover Cliffs from English Channel

chalk cliffs, White Cliffs, Dover, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, English Channel, Europe, fotoeins.com

White Cliffs of Dover, on board Norfolkline ferry “Maersk Dunkerque” from Dover to Dunkerque – 23 Nov 2007 (A510).


Germany: Bodensee (Lake Constance)


Germany : Wadden Sea mud flats

Wattenmeer, Wadden Sea, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony, Germany, Deutschland, Welterbe, Weltnaturerbe

Mud flats biosphere reserve within Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. North of Cuxhaven – 3 Jan 2013 (450D).


Hong Kong: outlying islands in South China Sea

Outlying Islands, Islands District, Hong Kong, SAR PRC, South China Sea, fotoeins.com

Late-afternoon sun over Lantau Island with Hei Ling Chau and Sunshine Island (foreground left and right, respectively), on board “ordinary” ferry on the South China Sea within Hong Kong territory – 21 Jul 2007 (A510).


Italy: Ligurian Sea from Cinque Terre


New Zealand: Akaroa Harbour and the Pacific


New Zealand: Milford Sound and the Pacific


South Africa: where Indian & Atlantic oceans meet


Sweden: Stockholm archipelago, Baltic Sea


USA: Puget Sound, Salish Sea

Waterman Point, Puget Sound, WSDOT Ferries, MV Kaleetan, Bremerton, Seattle, Washington, USA, Salish Sea, fotoeins.com

On board WSDOT MV Kaleetan from Bremerton to Seattle, winter marine fog obscures Puget Sound, a part of the cross-border Salish Sea – 6 Jan 2015 (6D1).


1 I used the German words for lakes (Seen), seas (Meere), more (mehr), and the verb ‘to see’ (sehen) to pun the phrase “seeing more” in German.

I made all pictures above in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2017 with Canon cameras: PowerShot A510 (A510), Rebel XSi or EOS 450D (450D) and EOS 6D mark1 (6D1); alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-eSl. Acknowledgements go to Amy for LAPC no.56 (27 Jul to 2 Aug 2019).

12 Responses to “Seescape seascapes (LAPC)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina. At the risk of looking similar from any location around the world, it was an interesting exercise to show something a little different in each “seescape.” Thanks again for your lovely comment!

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  1. Amy

    Thank you so much for this fabulous tour, Henry! A wonderful treat to see the seascape from Australia, Europe, HK, Canada…

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  2. Leya

    Incredibly beautiful seascapes, Henry! Thank you for the glorious tour around the world. Do I have a favorite? I have to say Stockholm then!

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    • fotoeins

      Thanks, Ann Christine; I’m glad you liked the Stockholm picture. It’s always fun and interesting to rummage through the archives, and because I rarely delete anything, the pain of going through many pictures yields the reward of rediscovering and highlighting beautiful and interesting pictures. Thanks again for your kind comment!

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  3. pattimoed

    Fantastic shots, Henry. Beautiful gallery. I was intrigued by your last shot. Was it an interesting ride? We’ve taken the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria, but not that one.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Patti. It’s a straight forward daytrip to Bremerton from Seattle. Bremerton is a smallish town of about 40-thousand, but I think Bremerton has interesting art galleries, shops, and local food. I’d like to go back and spend more than the 2 to 3 hours I had that day before I had to swing back across Puget Sound to make my appointment back in Seattle. Because I like open water, the ferry ride itself is a beautiful one across the waters of Puget Sound; it’s “only” 1-hour each way. A car might have been useful, but I hopped on the ferry as a foot passenger and I had no problem getting around. Thanks again for your kind comment and for stopping by!

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