Swift and collected, Zach straw

What presence has been around practically since the beginning of the Earth? Water and oceans, beautiful, powerful and awe-inspiring in a quick or slow fluid like motion. Coming in all shapes, and sizes, and with the power to literally shape the landscape we see fit. Water, the power to be beautiful, and destructive at the same time. 

Depicted below is James Whistlers, of the ocean in its calm and present state. He painted this as he saw it, before the oncoming a outward storm.
As stated in Greek Mythology, Poseidon is the king of the ocean and controls all that is involved with the life of the oceans. At times of need, people would pray to him to help provide for them.
The Japanese used dragon to depict violent forms of the oceans as back in ancient times it felt as if the ocean was alive and had a soul, and was attacking them out of rage for mistakes that have happened.
Le Grave, Gustave, took in 1856, this photo of a calm and surreal day, where the waves were crashing on the rocks, and boats were in the water transporting goods from Europe to other civilizations.
In 1847, Katsushika Hokusai painted at that time what he was viewing in his homeland. He was viewing how powerful the waves can be and the height they can get when crashing on rocks. It was a very scary time indeed.
Around 1870, A Foncelle, took this image of the beginning a summer storm. In the picture you can see just how quickly the waves are starting to come in.
This painting portrays, what it is like to be in the middle of the ocean when there is water surrounding you and the waves are getting bigger with every waking moment. If you stare at this painting and really visualize it, it makes you feel that you are really there battling the ocean.
Taiwanese artist Vincent Huang portrays climate change and its effect done by man, in his image titled Crossing the tide. It shows the rising sea waters done by global warming and other causes. Given enough time, the city of Venice will be underwater.
To finish this off, I have chosen the depiction of a serious thunderstorm, depicted in the Painting " little shower a rain" by Chick Wooten. This painting shows exactly how powerful water can be.
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