1000 Words Worth 13#


1000 Words Worth

Last time our image 12 was taken on Bembridge Beach Isle of Wight, where there are a number of dead trees and stumps caused by the incoming tides, that eat away at this particular part of the coastline.

Now what do you make of this image?


A picture is worth a thousand words” is an English language-idiom. It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does

This saying was invented by an advertising executive, Fred R. Barnard. To promote his agency’s ads he took out an ad in Printer’s Ink in 1921 with the headline “One Look Is Worth a Thousand Words” and attributed it to an ancient Japanese philosopher.

This series will examine that very thing – …

Some look at an image and see only the image itself, others look at the same image and see something else and others still can look at an image and see a completely different picture unfolding into a journey, a memory a story to be told. I have often pondered on this topic, a picture is worth a thousand words … but what words?

Each week l shall post a different image, and each week l would like you to tell me what you see …

Your image for this week is above … what do you see?

3 thoughts on “1000 Words Worth 13#

  1. This one evokes feelings and senses other than sight.
    The ocean is where I go to recharge my batteries, re-center myself, find peace.
    In this picture I smell the earth, rocks and water. I hear the movement of the water and (although not in the picture) I hear sea birds calling. I feel the air moving and even without touching the water, can feel the pull of the tide.
    I do prefer the waves crashing onto shore more than calm waters like this, but both are fantastic! I’m lucky that we have a huge bay also so I can experience both the calm and roaring.

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