The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Weathered.
In my third entry for this challenge, we go to the beach on a rather chilly day. At least, I went to the beach 🙂 The day was fantastic, as I haven’t had alot of opportunities to catch the beach with a snow cover, as the salt water tends to make short work of snow.
On this day, I captured a variety of images, of which lots were of snow swept across the beaches. I also found this rather weathered piece of driftwood…
There are still remnants of the snow on this part of the beach, some of which are clinging to the driftwood.
Yesterday, we received a wonderful package of white loveliness in the form of over a foot (>30 cm) of snow in the area. The conditions were enough to keep most people working from home, as the winds were in the 50-70 mph range, which makes driving rather treacherous.
Looking out my office window, there is the pristine beauty of snow against blue skies around, coupled with sufficiently low temperatures (7 F at the moment and falling) to have the promise of no melting for at least a couple of days. So, I’m looking forward to getting some photography in this weekend with snow and extreme cold on the menu.
The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of Cloaked. This is a very interesting topic, as it can range from deep space to simply wearing a cloak (whatever happened to good old-fashioned cloaks with many pockets?)
The one thing that came to mind immediately was one of the images from a beach excursion during January of 2015; we had just had a tremendous amount of snow, which created one of those rare opportunities to photograph the beaches in the snow. The beaches were very much deserted, as it was not great swimming weather; and with the snow, the landscape was silent and beautiful.
A cold day at the beach…
With the gorgeous light and frozen scenery, it made for a fantastic day to be out there photographing. With ample layers and warm boots, there was no limit to what we could see!
Welcome to the 76th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! With this installment, I’ll be in sync again this week, which is a good sign!
You’ve certainly come up with some amazing evidence of your creativity and exploring spirit in the contributions that you’ve made to last week’s challenge of Signs! There were some absolute stand-outs and some great humor!! I really enjoyed reading the posts, particularly as there was wonderful variety and plenty of humor; signs seem to bring that opportunity!
And then there are the signs that Winter is coming…
I came across this little scene a couple of years ago, as I was enjoying a day of beach and waterfront photography on a very cold, and photographically awesome day! I found the snow on the letters of the word ‘Ice’ to be a bit amusing!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Sarah kicks things off this week with a trio of posts, starting in New Zealand’s Mirror Lake in By Sarah, then taking us to Middle Earth in her second entry in By Sarah and leading us down a path marked by Ahu in the third post in By Sarah.
Ladyleemanilla entertains us with a wide variety of signs, among which I definitely have a favorite; which is yours?
Nicole takes us on a tour in Une Photo, un poéme, and I must say that it’s a good sign to be on the Alsace Wine Road!
It’s Sunday in New England and it’s about to snow again… current forecast is another 12 inches of the pretty white stuff from today into Monday. All the groceries are bought for the next couple of days, so I’m planning to go for a bit of a trek into the wonderful outdoors and maybe get a couple of photo opportunities in. Should be fun, as I might even break out my snow shoes and give them a test.
I’m sure I won’t see anything like these, but they did cross my mind this morning…
This image came from a bit of experimentation a couple of years back, as I visualized going through a field of flowery stars nearing warp speed… It’s one of those images that is a bit unsettling visually, as my eye never completely comes to rest anywhere specifically in it. I’m curious what it does to your eyes.
I’ll also try to get some yoga in, depending on availability and, of course, there will be some time for guitar practice. I just got a book of Simon & Garfunkel songs and am really drawn to Sound of Silence. Here’s a taste…