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