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!