The Life of A Wave

Sticking with trying new things….here are a couple ocean shots snapped in warmer days earlier this year during the summer.  Two interesting shots taken minutes apart…tracking the evolution of a wave.  The top shot was a fast shutter speed…while the image below was a long exposure where you can see the water retreating back into the ocean while another wave rolls towards the shoreline.

Reflections on the Beach

If you’ve been a regular visitor, you know that it’s rare that I feature people or animals….this particular afternoon at the beach, I couldn’t help but admire the simple beauty of the happy dog running in the sand in the ridiculously nice afternoon light.  The reflections of the water and the snow on the rooftops add a context to an otherwise typical beach scene…and something I never make the time to appreciate.  Sometimes it’s nice to make exceptions! (Be sure to check this one out in large format by clicking the image…you can see just how crisp that doggie is against the water and the blue sky/water)

The Flag | After Sunrise

Minutes after sunrise on the beach in Boynton Beach, FL, the lifeguard on duty posted this singular red flag in the sand.  This was part of their notification system to let beach visitors know that the water wasn’t swimmable.  I thought it was an awesome scene, almost like a moon landscape with the American Flag posted in the sand…and believe it or not, it was quite cold.  I think the temperature was in the mid 30s, and the ocean was fogging in the early morning light…and the cool colors of the ocean with the warm clouds in the distance and the starkly red flag made this a solid shot for me.

Ode to Summer

Labor Day commemorates the end of the summer season as school starts back up and the weather takes a turn for the cooler.  While this past weekend was gorgeous, I’m wondering where summer went?  This summer was perfect by nearly all measures…except that the shots from the past week represent my only trip to the beach this year.  Fitting that the last post for the summer season is the sun setting over a couple beachfront homes in Rye, NH.  Hopefully we’ll have some great warm days before it’s officially autumn and the leaves start to fall…and even though I’m eager for the cooler nights…I’ll miss the long days filled with air conditioning and sandals.

Waterfront Vistas

Today I’ll feature two photos – taken mere minutes apart, with a feel so different that you might not believe they were both taken on the same planet (nevermind on the same beach a few feet away).

The first photo was shot later in the evening once the sun had nearly fully retreated for the day.  The photo below was taken earlier in the evening, as I was struck by the interesting patterns the outgoing tide was creating in the sand.  It was a gorgeous night with all sorts of great colors in the sky and a nice serene feeling, which I think you can get in each photo despite their drastically different results.