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Each step I take brings me to a land more foreign than I could ever imagine. Rugged angry statues of molten earth lay as if frozen in time, waiting, anticipating, for something to pass. The wind is wicked as it bellows from the mountainside, its hollow rage is unchallenged on this barren landscape as it whips down to the ocean. The sun is slowly setting, the remnants of its brutal heat is apparent as the land before me shimmers with heat. The land here is very alive and very dead. As my path nears an end, I hear a thunderous sound silencing even winds angry calls. I pause to listen, looking to the clouds I see shades of gray but no sign of a thunderstorm. I step forward through a bramble bush, the only gnarled piece of life that can tie its roots in this place, to see the rocks give way to the ocean. In front of me the ocean is alive and thrashing, dark ominous and full of energy it swirls and gathers itself for a battle. The rugged black landscape suddenly halts to ocean, cliffs as dark as midnight lay twenty, thirty feet in front of me. I watch in amazement as the ocean gathers for another surge against the rocks, as if a war raged in front of me. The ocean slowly gathers speed and rams into the cliffs, creating a reverberating thunder as if it is the earths groins of death giving into the sea. Had I been here hundreds of years ago, I would say this is truly the end of the world, the place where earth itself drops away to the ocean, to space itself, and is no more. I climb to the very edge of worlds end, dangling my feet precariously off the edge to see the blue-gray waters below. The water gives way for a moment to reveal large black boulders, casualties of this war, laying countless in the water. The sea again gathers for its assault, retreating its front lines for a moment as the swell gathers. I hold tight to the rocks around me as I know the power of the ocean is strong. The waves first assault the cliffs to the east of me, explosions of salty vapor cascade from each crevasse of the rocks. A thunderous rolling of the earth starts to rumble the ground, softly from the distance, but growing more violent as the waves assault comes closer. The ocean is almost upon my now feeble feeling stretch of rock, the swell has grown three times its beginning size as it sends its wicked frontline to attack. The waves makes impact with the stones I stand on, instantly I am cascaded into a thick vapor, as the earth shakes and roars in pain at the impact. I hold tight to the sharp rocks while the seas shockingly cold waters envelope me. There is a moment where time slows, a silent struggle between the earth and the sea, then the world speeds back and the waters crash back and begun to retreat once more.


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Nick Swanson
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
My name is Nickolas Swanson, my passion and drive starts with individuality, creativity, and connection to the world around me. My imagery is infused with a touch of a connection to me alone, I see the world in a different light, through colors and details, I use this to create imagery unique to me, no one else can capture the world the exact way I do. I take myself to places where earth is fighting, crashing, peaceful, and beautiful, where I can connect on an intimate level with my surroundings to knit my image through my artist's tool: my camera. There are many photographers in the world, many different lenses on life; however none can capture the same image twice, and I am here to be the first to capture what I love and what I wish to do all my life.

Current Residence:Maui, HI
Print preference: Luster or Matte 12X18
Favourite genre of music: I love all music
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams And Peter Lik
Favourite style of art: Fine art style
Operating System: Windows 7 or Mac
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch
Personal Quote: "Its at the point in your life when your not afraid to die, that you really start to live"
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LadyxWinter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your work has been featured in our Dark but beautiful / Oct/Nov Feature - Take a look and have a nice day :heart:
MDDahl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday, Nick! I wish you all the best! :cake:
s-kmp Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
:w00t: Welcome, it's great that you've joined us at :iconraw-nature: :)
I hope you really enjoy being part of this group; you can submit three images per day but not to the 'Featured' folder.
We celebrate Nature in the Raw so please try to avoid the inclusion of Man Made Objects in your submissions.
Please feel free to ask if there is anything you're not quite sure of :)

We look forward to seeing some of your great work, being submitted, in the near future :)
Westcoastspirits Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for joining WestCoastPhotography!
YaoiK Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! I would just like to thank you for being involved in our group, #PhotographyCraze! I was wondering if you've heard about our recent contest or not? I've submitted several journal entries, but I know not everybody pays attention to them, so I decided to go around and spread the message further to each and every one of our members. :3 I hope you don't mind.

This contest is fairly simple. All you have to do is submit a picture of your favorite domesticated animal into this folder - - and leave a short note in its description box. You are allowed to submit up to three deviations.

We are giving point prizes to the winners. If you don't wish to participate in the contest, maybe you'd like to donate to the contest instead? If you wish to donate points or any other prizes, just send us a note and we'll add you to the prize list.

If your deviation is already in our group, just tell us and leave a link to said deviation in a note or comment on our page and we'll move it into the right folder for you!

If you would like more information, you can find it here:
Speck2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy, Happy Birthday Nick!!! :cake: :party:
:clap: :clap:
:heart: :hug:
naswanson Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw thank you!
Speck2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So very welcome !
:heart: :hug:
Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great gallery!
pcmdt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're doing some pretty good stuff, realy cool!
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