on the beach

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It’s getting a bit colder now, but yesterday we still used the brilliant weather for a trip to the beach. “Trip”, that sounds way too involved, the beach is actually just down the road from here and a place where I shoot a lot in the summer. All of summer we regularly went for a walk there, but always found it a bit too crowded to stay. There wasn’t space to comfortably sit without feeling your private space invaded and walking along the water was always a bit of an obstacle course. Now that the season is almost over, it was a bit emptier, which meant less pictures and more sunshine for us, since we had enough space to actually sit down comfortably. Somehow I managed not to burn myself too much in the process either!

I hope the weather holds out a bit longer so that we can make use of the calmer end of the season, although I doubt I’ll get many more pictures in now. It’s probably almost time to pack up my Canon SureShot WP-1, which has been doing a great job this summer. I’m shooting these beach pictures as a long term project and mainly for myself, so I’m not planning to post the main bulk of them anytime soon. However, I wanted to give you some impressions of the kind of results I have been getting from the Canon so far. Not bad at all I’d say. And as you can see Kodak Gold 200 is just perfect for the beach! Originally I wanted to use Ektar 100 for the project, but I think Kodak Gold with its vacation feel fits even better.

All pictures taken with: Canon SureShot WP-1, 32mm, f/3.5.
Kodak Gold 200 developed in Fuji Hunt C41 Kit, Jobo CPE-2.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Definitely my favourite of these.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Something I wouldn’t do with the Leica. Almost throwing the camera into the wet sand!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

It was rather early in the morning, still empty.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

This on the contrary was already quite late. Wonderful light.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

That vehicle collects the safety flags. Red means no swimming.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Enjoying the view.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Very bright around there.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Someone was playing with planet Earth. Like humans do.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

They say that the WP is weather proof. Well, if you’re careful about the seal it’s actually waterproof to some extent.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

One more in the water.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Surfers everywhere.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The autofocus isn’t as infuriating as with my digital cameras.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

It’s not Leica sharp, but decent enough, I’d say.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Almost looks like some sort of marine creature that just came from the sea.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Climbing around on the new breakers. They weren’t quite as high before they renewed them after that massive storm.

Comments

  • Julia McClelland

    I like the first one best as well. All the beach photos could easily be Cornwall!

    • I think beach photos are pretty much universal. Everywhere the same kind of joy 🙂

  • Harry Stevens

    As to be 4 down for me, the people in the distance on the beach are a killer for me. Lovely shot all round that one. Nice set Lilly who needs a Leica……..:)

    • Thanks Harry. Well, that Canon definitely isn’t as sharp as my Zeiss lens, but I would worry about the Leica too much. All that sand and salt water! Several times I was very happy that the Canon is waterproof, because a wave caught me full on. And of course the cloth shutter of the Leica would mean that one would have to be very careful shooting against the sun too. In this case the Leica would definitely be the wrong tool!

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