The beach stretches out before me, a never-ending expanse of sand and sea. The sky above is a canvas of grays and blues, the clouds heavy with the promise of rain. The water is a dark, inky black, choppy and rough. The tide is coming in, the waves crashing against the shore with a mournful roar.

I stand alone, my feet sinking into the soft sand. The wind whips through my hair, tugging at my clothes. I close my eyes and let myself be lost in the sensation of the elements around me.

As I open my eyes, I see a lone seagull perched on a rock jutting out of the water, its head tucked under its wing. The bird’s stillness contrasts with the chaotic movements of the sea. It’s a moment of beauty and sadness that I captured in my camera lens, a memory to keep forever.

The sun is setting, casting a warm glow over the landscape. The colors of the sky are changing, the clouds painted with hues of pink and orange. The seagull takes off into the sky, disappearing into the distance.

I stand alone on the beach, the wind and the waves my only companions. I am surrounded by beauty, but I feel a sense of isolation and longing. This is the melancholy of the sea.


  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T5
  • Lens: Fujinon XF50-140mm f/2.8
  • ISO125, 75mm, 1/350sec, f/7.1

Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland

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