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My Winter Day at the Beach

2011.02.24
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OBJECTIVE: To post a nice wintery beach set.
After seeing all these fabulous beach sets lately on PB I decided to go to a beach on my lunch and take shots of a beach in winter. I happen to be near a beach that I have many fond memories of from my childhood, so I headed there thinking I'd capture the old merry-go-round that I learned what centrifugal force was and the dangers of it when I was 7. I also remember great big shade trees that ran along the beach and thought that would make a nice shot. Another shot I wanted was where the ice ends and the water starts, I love how dark the water looks compared to its frozen counterpart. And of course I wanted a sand shot what beach set doesn't have that?







Here is my lovely winter beach set

This is whats left of the playground I remember, notice no merry-go-round?
Didn't get that shot
:-(
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I did assume the shade trees would just be the skeleton since it was winter but still beautiful.





Not much shade this year
Didn't get that shot
:-(
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So our weather has been warm cold warm cold all winter, last week was plus 10 in my town 30 minutes away so I thought I would definately get the ice meets water shot.






Can you see the dark water? Nope lake is frozen all the way across
Didn't get that shot
:-(
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While walking the beach to find the sand shot and enjoying the brisk -10 before the wind chill factor (which it was windy on the lake) I hear the odd crunch under my shoes. Thinking its just leaves under the snow I continue until I kick something hard in the snow.








Upon looking down I realize that wasn't leaves I was walking on
:-(
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And lastly....






















































































I found sand.
WOO HOO!!
I GOT THAT SHOT
:-)
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Conclusion: Enjoy the beach through Photo Blog posts until summer, though the sand shot made it not a complete wasted time.

;-)

I did enjoy my hour lunch today and am very glad I went to the beach.
12 Comments
liveandletlive I'm with Marjorie! I kept refreshing and refreshing and REFRESHING the page. lol
They're great shots even if they may not be the shots you wanted and I'm so happy for you that you finally found sand. Guess what?! It's supposed to snow on the beach here tonight. It almost never does. The forecast said, "Confidence is increasing that snow will fall at sea level and on beaches"
liveandletlive · 2011-02-23: 23:04
hvsphotos Love the set!!... My two favorite things...Snow and the Beach...and I'm an odd person I prefer the beach when it is cooler outside instead of hot! Love the last shot! It was worth the trip!
hvsphotos · 2011-02-24: 00:28
dalish your such a smartass!
dalish · 2011-02-24: 02:42
mystic1 Too funny Roger, beach in the winter, at least you got the sand :-)
mystic1 · 2011-02-24: 03:00
RayNvb Bummer! I like the fish shot. Great post!!
RayNvb · 2011-02-24: 04:59
jet28 :-))) Fantastic! I can't imagine a beach like this!
jet28 · 2011-02-24: 05:04
????? Awesome set Roger. Sorry much of it was a disappointment for you though.
????? · 2011-02-24: 12:52
yellodog I love the freeze dried fish, hope it wasn't your lunch?
yellodog · 2011-02-24: 15:06
NellyBly So sorry it wasn't as you remembered it and expected it to be..things change. I wish I had a beach that close to go to..love the last shot you did get!
NellyBly · 2011-02-24: 22:29
karmankwarner Excellent Captures, our revisitied realities never do justice to the memories of our childhood. I look forward to your summer visit. :)
karmankwarner · 2011-02-25: 00:07
lyricalthoughts #4 is quite creepy but mysterious.. and the last shot is awesome.. Good job and Im glad u had a great time reminiscing:)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-02-26: 06:41
onlyricky can you believe I find this spooky?
brr!
snow , beach, desert...a total horror movie :)
onlyricky · 2011-03-05: 06:49
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