Did I ever have an adventure yesterday! It has been so hot and steamy here I have had nothing but beach beach beach on the brain. So, I went to the beach! Growing up this particular beach I went to is the beach I visited a lot during my teenage years. It’s a small beach, yet one that holds so many memories for me.
Now arranging time in order to actually get out of my home is another matter! I organized all I had to do so that I could travel to my destination (approximately 45 minutes driving time), have enough time to photograph (I managed to have 1.5 hours), and return home in order to continue the daily care of my cats. I did it! And I have images to show you that Summer just aint over yet, at least not here!
Every image my focus point was either on the boats or the vista, except for one where I deliberately shot directly at the beach.
I did not wish to have any faces come in clearly so I made sure my f/stop was low enough to make that possible. Friends, I really do not feel comfortable photographing people. I had one very nasty experience years ago and that has stuck with me. I may find more confidence in photographing people down the road, but for now, just know this is not my comfort zone.
I could not believe how hot it was yesterday, the temperatures ranging in the high 80’s to low 90’s, and the humidity just about as sticky as it comes. I set my camera equipment up on the boardwalk and in watching some people, especially children walking barefoot on the boardwalk and sand, I felt amazement that they even could. Ouch! Between the hot sun and the hot ground, if I were actually on the beach, I’d be in the water.
Please enjoy this unusual set of images from me. All of my images were taken with my Canon 50D except for one, the one of my camera on its tripod with the two little girls walking up the wooden plank that leads to the boardwalk.
That one was taken with my Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. I honestly did not even see the two little girls in this image because I was just so focused looking at my camera as I set up the frame to capture the entire vista as best as I could.
That experience led to a question. How much of Life am I NOT seeing due to being so incredibly focused on one particular thing? I actually felt shock that I missed seeing those little girls when I saw the image. They were smack dab right in front of me! The one little girl’s reaction to my camera was so precious, I just could not help myself to show you.
Below is a gallery of all ten images. Again, please do enjoy them!!
Photography/ “September Summer” 2015©AmyRose
[Photographs taken at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island, NY]