Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Rainy Day Walk
I headed back and did go to sleep......
Just as I was about to head out to the beach with my camera it poured again...so I put down the new throw rugs in the kitchen while it rained. It didn't last too long and I wanted to make some images today, since I only have another day here before I have to begin my pack out and head back home. Leaving the beach is always a bummer, but I can't stay here forever...well not just yet anyway. I had taken a few walks the last couple days in between the rain and seen some little cottages that still remain in between the McMansions, and I also identified a view of the beach fencing I had in mind to come back and shoot. I always suggest to my students to go out and walk around places they like without their cameras and just observe, then when they do walk they see more, and have some ideas at hand.
I went for a walk with my umbrella in my pack. Stopping at the little house across the street on Bayshore that is so charming I made a few shots there, and then wandered on, passing a cute house that backs up to the canal, and then on to 5th street where "Dunrentin" proudly boasts circa 1952! Across the street from "Dunrentin" is 4 5th street and I just loved the yellow and blue with the little green plants along the deck.
With overcast skies and freshly saturated fences the beach fencing was dark against the sand, so I made the shot I saw there a night ago. It was getting very hot and really humid I bet its 90% humidity now, and I walked back via Ocean Drive....where I saw the life guards reclaim their chair on the beach in the distance. As I walked I met a couple who said to me, there are plenty of pictures here, and I agreed. I told them I just love the beach architecture and they said they had a house on 8th street, it was built the year they got married....and I began to think how a house is more than a house, its a marker! A life marker...so I started to look at the names folks had given their houses and there was "High Five" "Friendly Financed" "Captain's Quarters" "Macmansion" and more....a house is very personal...and I thought how my house here is too...a life marker and personal.
These are all processed with Snapart, oil paint, with different choices on each image...I like this look for these shots, and think I might like to have one hanging in the beach house processed this way......maybe the dune fences....it;s still grey and it looks like another storm is brewing in the western sky......
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Lovely images Karen, and nice insight.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy, I changed my settings on the blog to moderate because I got some spam comment for watches??? and then forgot to check the comments, and had quite a few I missed, so sorry for the late response, but Thanks! for your comments!ReplyDelete