It’s the Monthly Challenge Circle again! I’ve missed a couple months, but I’m back for summer. This month’s theme:
The Way I View…Summertime!
Even though the only beaches I could go to growing up were on lakes, I’ve always loved the beach. This summer, we’ve discovered that we’re less than an hour drive from Sandy Point in Annapolis, and we’ve been out there a few times with the kids! Since I’m now used to the ocean, going to the bay, with virtually no changes from tides, is a huge adjustment, but still, this beach, with the bridge in the background is just gorgeous.
We were killing time, waiting for that golden hour to start. The photographer’s dream — golden glow of sunset. Except that, during the summer, the sun sets really late around here, and my kids were ready to go long before I was ready to start shooting pictures. Still, we managed to play silly games and keep them going.
I had an idea in my head for the image I was looking for this particular day, but my daughter, at 3, doesn’t exactly take direction. Luckily, my 5 year old was willing to be my guinea pig (in exchange for some bribe I don’t remember). Or perhaps willing is too strong a word….
Having put up with five minutes of trying different angles, etc., my son was completely done with pictures — but luckily, sibling rivalry worked in my favor, and my daughter insisted that she get to lie in the sand, too! (If you follow my Facebook page, you’ve seen the first of this next series).
I had the shots I was looking for — the rest was just gravy after that!
You can see the light getting more and more golden as the photos progressed. We were exhausted by the end, but the patience was worth it. The beach, the light, the fact that we could keep the kids up later with no repercussions — so many parts that I treasure about summer.
Wishing your summer is filled with beautiful light and love as well!
Don’t forget to check out Jo’s gorgeous beach pictures (Photography by Jo Lien)! For some fun, you can follow her link to Susan Edge Photography and then click all the way through the circle!