i mentioned on another page that trees fascinate me, and so do clouds. i guess it’s just something about nature that catches my eye. hopefully the eyes of most people. my sister has a place in a beach town about an hour north of me. sometimes i’ll see storm clouds out of reach heading north, and i’ll call her to let her know that a storm is on the way. sometimes i’ve got a lovely, sunny beach day, but she’s getting poured on. that sucks. sometimes it’s reversed. also sucks.
went up to the beach late in the day, and on the way i heard people mumbling about a fox. i had read in the paper that residents complained about a few foxes roaming, but i wondered why it would be such a big deal. then i saw this guy running around. i’m still not sure what the big deal is. unless you have chickens in your yard, what kind of damage are foxes capable of doing?
This is probably my single favorite picture that i’ve taken. i was taking an early morning drive along the shore through the usual towns i like to do nothing more than drive through – ocean city, sea isle city, stone harbor, avalon, cape may. i was stopped at a drawbridge and noticed a man, woman, and dog playing in the surf. i got lucky that the guy was far enough out of the frame and that the sun was low enough to make the silvery, shimmery effects on the water.
there are several people who have catamarans in brigantine and leave them on the beach all summer. occasionally, they’ll ask random people if they’d like to go out for a sail. if they ever ask me, i’ll certainly go, but i haven’t been that lucky yet. rarely are they all lined up like this, but it looks kind of cool.
about every half mile on brigantine beach is a lifeguard stand, and at each stand is a lifeboat. most boats are white, like this one. there’s also one that’s orange and one blue. neither orange or blue presented enough contrast with the sky and surf, so i stuck with the white one. as the tide goes in and out, the lifeguards move the boat with it. i had to wait a while for the tide to come in enough to get the reflection of the boat on the sand to make it a little “brighter.” to see a similar effect, watch any movie in which there’s a scene of cars chasing each other and you’ll notice that the streets have been wet down. wet streets reflect more light and kind of “brighten” up the shot. same thing here.
most beach towns are full of cruiser bikes, like this one. the idea of a bike, with its oiled chain, riding in sand is rather disturbing. however, it still looks interesting enough.
20 thoughts on “– beach”
I like all of these too! 🙂
awww thanks. home by the beach helps.
I like all of these, too!
something magical about hearing the word “like” 🙂
Great pics! Especially the fox!
Beach near my house.
Nice coloured boats,adding a touch to the landscape 😉
Thanks. That’s my beach. Well not really but a block from home.
We have totally different foxes on our beaches in CA 🙂 Love the pics.
Yours wear speedos?
Ha! I didn’t even think of the men… Although there’s this spot in Encinitas where I can sit and enjoy a pick up volleyball game – those guys are pretty foxy.
Wow!!!! Love this too.. First the story, then the pictures… 🙂 What a treat!!!! 😀
scroll down in the “beach” series to the one called “beach morning.” the woman and the dog. it’s my all-time favorite picture i’ve ever taken.
it is indeed the most beautiful…
but I loved the pictures of the same tree also… 🙂 😉
I love trees. Used to constantly climb them when I was a kid.
beach morning – avalon, nj- very nice. 🙂
Thanks. My favorite.
I would like to be there now, please…. I can just hear the roar of the surf….