There is nothing here that I haven’t photographed many times, and shared on this blog and elsewhere.
But this week I had the opportunity to view the Sea of Galilee from a different perspective – from the middle of the lake itself during a brief boat trip.
Once again, of course, I attempted to capture something of the light through a hundred photos. The overwhelming impulse is to want to simply step into the blue, as with a Rothko painting.
Several of the images are taken from various locations around the lake associated with the ministry of Jesus: Capernaum, Tabgha, the Church of the Multiplication. I think it must be that the utopian dreams of the carpenter were in some way inspired by gazing into these infinite horizons.
Please click the thumbnails for larger versions. The photos are also available on Flickr.