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July 30th, 2005:

[photo] white sand beach with a line of blue umbrellas

white sand beach with a line of blue umbrellas
white sand beach with a line of blue umbrellas

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Taking photographs on the beach is harder than it looks.

First of all, it was hot — really hot. And, of course, I’m walking around with lots of gear and in jeans so I’m even hotter. But, the most difficult aspect is that there are so many people there that it’s hard to get them all to move or flow in the way that you want, so you end up having to wait a lot, and hope a lot. Sometimes, you don’t want any people at all, and you try so hard to frame the shot that way, but it’s nearly impossible.

I like that this images uses the people as a real photographic element. The line of blue umbrellas and the people underneath them add an interesting element to this photographic. I hope you like it too.

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated, as always.