Welcome Home, Sockeye

//Welcome Home, Sockeye

Welcome Home, Sockeye

I remember, I remember
the hollowed nest in stream of stars
the size of my eyes, I remember
the swell of water, shape
of light, celestial order to mirror
the song of the river, the constellations …
~ From Celestial Navigation by Judith Roche

I wrote about Judith Roche’s Salmon Suite poetry project at the Ballard Locks fish ladder in an earlier post: Steelhead Poetry on the 18th Weir — and more Seattle salmon post links, below the photo.

Below … children watch the mass of sockeye travel up through the 18th weir of the ladder, visible in the viewing windows at Hiram M. Chittenden locks in Ballard (Seattle). I processed the shot for effect in Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro (Nik Software).

Sockeye Salmon at Ballard Locks Fish Ladder

Related Salmon Posts: Steelhead Youth | Steelhead Poetry on the 18th Weir | Climbing the Salmon Ladder to Success | CSI Fish Count

By | 2012-06-28T12:57:49+00:00 June 28th, 2012|Blog, Migration, Pacific Northwest, Sea Scale Snail, Seattle +|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Glenn Nevill June 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

    “The stars, like dust, encircle me
    In living mists of light;
    And all of space I seem to see
    In one vast burst of sight.”

    Asimov

  2. Mia McPherson June 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    This is wonderful Ingrid.

  3. ingrid June 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks, Glenn and Mia. Beautiful Asimov quote. I hope all is well in your respective corners of the world!

  4. Hugh July 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    That’s a great picture, and I like how you have modified it. The eye of the one fish who seems to be stopping to look back at the humans stands out.

    • ingrid July 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks, Hugh. Some photos just seem to lend themselves to creative interpretations.

  5. OceanNet » Blog Archive March 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    […] was. I googled, “salmon poems ballard locks,” and came up with this beautiful post on the blog, thewildbeat.com. I hope you will check it out and enjoy it as much as I […]

  6. […] was. I googled, “salmon poems ballard locks,” and came up with this beautiful post on the blog, thewildbeat.com. I hope you will check it out and enjoy it as much as I […]

Comments are closed.