Monday, September 5, 2011

The Beach

Since we didn't get on the road until 11 on Saturday we had to go to the closest beach to us; not quite as spectacular as some other beaches.  That didn't prevent us from having fun, though.  But once again I took way too many pictures.  They (including my husband) played in the sand for hours, and I didn't have anything to do but take pictures--I'm not supposed to dig in the dirt, am I?  But today I'm only sharing a few for Sweet Shot Tuesday, and one for Texture Tuesday.
It was a pretty rocky beach and the seaweed gunk?  Ugh!
But it makes for an interesting texture!  Wait, that isn't what Texture Tuesday is about?
Here is a shot that does have one of Kim Klassen's Textures added--Cracker Jack as per this week's challenge.  Added at 100% opacity Soft Light Blending Mode.  Gives it a fun aged/vintage feel.
But this is one of my favorite shots from the day, especially with their clear reflection.  We all did have a wonderful day.  Though I'll admit my favorite time was when I finally got them to stand in the shade!  I get hot just looking at the sun bouncing off of them in most of the day's shots!
Their outfits are even almost coordinated!  What were they thinking when they got dressed?

Have the most blessed of Tuesdays!  Huckleberry starts Middle School--why do they think he is old enough?
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38 comments:

A Rosy Note said...

That last shot is so cute! I like how that texture gave a nice vintage look too :)

Ocean Soul said...

I love shots of the ocean, even the gunky 'texture' seaweed! Beautiful work on the crackerjack texturing.

A Box of Chocolates said...

the texture is great with that shot it does a vintage feel you are right. Your children look like they had a wonderful time at the beach.

Evelyn said...

Wonderful seaside images!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Having a camera can help save your sanity when in a "boring" situation. I think this is why I have so many photos of the beach too. You have ended up with some nice shots..... and less frustration.

johanna said...

looks like it has been a real good trip!! love the photos... and we can find texture everywhere, can´t we?

Heidi said...

These are great, I love the one with the boys and their reflection!

Jenni said...

Oh, the long hot days of Summer when you are a child are just total joy. Great shots...I like the reflection one the best, too.
Jenni

Jo Williams Photography said...

Looks like a good day was had by all. I'm only dreaming of the seaside at the moment! The texture works well. But my fav is your beautiful children.

Teresa said...

Such happy times, you've conveyed that beautifully in your photos. The shot for texture tuesday is especially lovely, the light is gorgeous and the feel to the whole thing is so appealing. Teresa x

AJ said...

All that seeweed....beautiful captures!

Naomi said...

Lovely photos.
I love the 3rd one, with it's vintage look.

Life with Kaishon said...

It looks like a very, very fun day at the beach! Love it. Can you even believe that summer is almost over?

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos with a delicious light, I like children very much reflected in the water.

Teachinfourth said...

Summer has been over for a few weeks here and the chill in the mornings is a testament to that. Your shots also make me miss living within an 30 minute's driving of a large, clean water source to enjoy...

Kathleen said...

What a great series of photos -- I really love your textured shot; it gives it such a soft, vintage effect. The shot of the two boys walking together is great; they look like they are enjoying the moment.

deb duty said...

Beautiful set of photos! I really love the vibrant colors in the first one.

Lisa said...

I agree with your favorite and love the reflection too! Glad you enjoyed a nice day at the beach ... hope the first day of school goes smoothly for all!

tiarastantrums said...

sounds like a wonderful day!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The reflection shot is really beautiful! I like the soft use of the texture on the water. Really pretty.
We had rain all weekend from TS Lee blowing by. Looks like you had a great weekend!

Rachel said...

Looks like a fun day. Love the reflection photo. Too cool.

Tonya said...

Great pictures! Looks like you all had a fun day!! The reflection shot is awesome! Thanks so much for visiting my blog & for your sweet comment!!

em said...

Cute! What a great day! Love the one for Texture Tuesday!

Susan said...

Looks like fun! Love the reflection shot as well.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I love that last shot of the kids and they resemble you so much aswell Cedar especially your little one.

Michelle Renee said...

Looks like a great way to spend a hot day. I love the photo with their reflection in it!

Tina said...

Beautiful seashore :)

Pat said...

The shore looks inviting - where is it? BTW, you have a beautiful family!

Sivinden said...

The seaweed has texture in itself - but I like the next picture better;) Nice texture effect. Lovely children!

June Scott said...

Adorable kids, Cedar! Love ocean shots, always! It's like taking pictures of another planet! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam said...

All your shots are beautiful. I love the texture on the sea of course but reflection does it for me every time. Lovely work Cedar.

Godelieve said...

Fabulous pictures! LOVE what Kim's texture does to your photo, gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

Very nice photos. The texture sure makes for a different "look". Great work.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Great shots of what looks like a very enjoyable time! Makes me really miss the beach!

Melanie said...

Lovely beach shots! I LOVE the cuties in the waters refelction!

Amarie said...

Beautiful beach! I've never seen so much seaweed gathered on a beach like that before! Have a great week :-).

Sarah said...

Awww. Such beautiful shots. Gorgeous.

AJ said...

Love the beach...these shots are so adorable!