Too lovely not to capture, and certainly shapely.
This post is in response to this week's Sunday creative prompt, "shapely".
I've had a pretty tough and busy week therefore I did not shoot a manic amount of photos over the past few days, maybe just an ordinary amount for an obsessive photographer type. I've kept shapely in the back of my mind hoping it would just appear to me when it was good and ready, but nothing had yet spoken to me.
I woke up early this morning, around 5....not a good time...7 might be nice...even 6:30. When I'd resigned that there would be no more sleeping I decided to sneak onto the beach this morning, with the dog....tiptoe-ing beyond the "no dogs beyond this point" sign, again. There ain't nobody beachin' that early anyway, what's the harm? My brother often says "is this rule really enforceable?" when he wants to break one. I was stealing from his rule adherence theory....so any "tsk, tsk" that may be on the tip of your tongue....please bypass me and direct towards him instead.
I have used the beach as subject for photos numerous times, and strangely I don't tire of it. Seems there's always something new and different to see despite the vast quantity of sand, water, rocks and dune grasses...somehow it's forever morphing and has yet to bore me.
By the time I'd finished my walk, this fog over the mouth of the river was long gone. It pays to wake up early.
I shared a photo of this lean-to in a post a few days back. It was radiating in the morning sunlight and for certain is unique and shapely.
The little miss....inside the lean-to. She has a way of standing "in" the shot, or "in" the light...but this was too cute for me to scoot her out of the way.
I NEVER thought I'd be so interested in kelp. I've spent much of my life ignoring or avoiding it. Lately I'm drawn to its whimsy...it's sleek, transluscent, and pliable qualities. Is it okay to "love" your own photo? I hope so, because I love this one.
Sometimes you find shells with clams still inside....but mainly the seagulls have already come and gone long before you.
These footprints rather amused me....wonder who was walking on the water early this morning? In case you're wondering, there was another set of prints made by the same boots coming back out of the water. Hmmm.
Seagulls didn't get to this one.....yet. The colors are remarkable in the morning sun.
By the end of my walk...the sun was out in full force.