Let’s Have a Party!

Woo Hoo!

The long overdue, “Let’s Celebrate Suzanne’s Website Being Done Party” has arrived!

I’ll be giving away a variety of photography-related things on my photography page/blog this week.

You can click on the “Photography” tab each day in my navigation bar to see what’s new,

And/or you can subscribe to my photography feed.

Hint:  Today’s photo feed giveaway may not be sexy, but it’s a helpful item for everyone, not just photographers.

Okay then ….

I have a really busy couple weeks coming up.

It stresses me out even thinking about it.

I took a self-imposed time out over the weekend.

I can forget about everything, except what I’m doing, when I’m working on long exposure beach shots.

It’s nice (rejuvenating!) to get lost in a combination of nature and creativity.

Unfortunately, I never seem to be able to come back from a beach photography trip anything less than a complete sand-covered-soaking-wet-disaster.

On my most recent trip, I had the best of intentions.

An hour into shooting I was sitting on wet sand with my tripod set-up low to the ground.

Not too bad …

After all, what’s a wet, sandy, butt?

But, after awhile I was the only one left on the beach.

It was dark – the “blue hour,” as photographers call it.

I had moved a little closer to the rocks.

The tide had come up.

I still sat on the sand.

The waves occasionally came up to my waist – emerging my tripod and my ass in cold, salty, sandy water.

I barely noticed.  I was absorbed in what I was trying to capture.

It wasn’t until I got up to leave when I realized how MUCH sand those waves had coated me with.

I think I brought a good portion of Newport Beach home in the car with me.

Have I ever mentioned how long it takes to clean photography gear that’s been to the beach (with me)?

Newport Beach:  Click on photo to purchase, or view larger, in 24atHeart gallery

It was worth it though.

It was such a beautiful evening.

(Also?  I think I want to live in that house on the cliff!)

P.S.  Don’t forget to stop by my photography page and enter to win some good stuff this week!

10 Responses to “Let’s Have a Party!”

  1. karen

    Your photographs are so soothing… and really put us right there in the moment. LOVE this peaceful shot. Maybe it will help me get back to sleep!… @#* ! perimenopause.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      I haven’t been sleeping well lately either.
      I’ve been blaming the heat … I wish we got a real fall here! : )

    • Suzanne

      Yes, there’s a difference between taking and making a picture. : )

    • Suzanne

      Aww … thank you Jan.
      I keep trying to improve my photography skills.
      There’s always more to learn!


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