We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Actually, the correct term would be "aura". As each picture captures the life essence of the moment, so, too, does each picture have its own aura radiating that life force. And you're right, the LGF ocean pictures have a rough and jagged aura, whereas the aura of BD's pictures are rich and healthy and glowing.