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Jump!

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

I love going to the beach in the late afternoon. The crowds are starting to disperse, the sun is no longer blazing hot, and it’s a great time of day for taking pictures.

Along with reading a book, watching my kids play, and just closing my eyes for a little bit, photography is a favorite beach activity of mine. I love (LOVE!) adding more family snapshots to our album, but there’s more to it than that.

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

I find that the beach is a great place to get artistic and to practice new skills. The opportunity to get some unusual shots is one of the main attractions of the beach for me.

Yet lately I have found myself wondering if there’s anything left to try! We go to Ocean City for several days each May, and then there are usual 2-3 Ocean Grove and/or Point Pleasant day trips in the summer. I have literally hundreds (thousands?) of pictures from the Jersey Shore. What more could there possibly be to photograph on the beach?

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Ok, so I think I need to take this as a lesson. Opportunities for interesting photography are constantly presenting themselves.

As long as we continue to show up with an adventurous spirit, I will never run out of pictures to take on the beach.

Jump! in Ocean Grove, NJ at Polka Dot Cottage

Yay!

This, of course, means we need to go back for more. And soon 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Jump!

  1. That last picture, the photo of you, was an incredible present to us, your readers. Thanks you!!!!

    1. Neil took that picture. What’s actually incredible was that I jumped not once, but twice. The first time, he couldn’t get the camera to focus. I only jumped off the second step, which doesn’t look high when you’re standing on the ground, but when you’re up there, well, let’s just say I almost wimped-out several times 🙂

  2. I was surprised and then delighted at that last picture! Priceless one for your family!

    1. I love the mid-air pictures of each of the three of them, so I’m glad I jumped too. It’s nice for us to have a matched set.

  3. Hi, Lisa! I’m a bit sad that this recent post of yours doesn’t contain any knits, but you’re still my favorite craft lady! Rock on!

    1. Oh, Dule, you show up at such strange times, saying such kooky things.

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