Skywatch Friday: Dreaming of the Beach

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Thinking of when I will next be on Topsail Island, I found myself looking back at the photos I took in April. These folks create an illusion of August in their swimsuits!

It seems to me black and white photography intensifies the heat and light of beach photos. It also makes the sky disappear. This flat and easy dream world of summer appeals to me.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. Now that's where I'd love to be at the moment.

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  2. I really like the black & white, Sandy. Do you dream in black & white? :)

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  3. I LOVE black & white photos. There are so many instances where it actually makes a more interesting/better photo than the original color.
    Bet that water was COLD!

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  4. Love your black and white shots and, yes, I would love to be there this minute, too! Have a great day, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  5. remember the days of black and white tv? then came color tv-what a change. Now you see ads with part black and white and part color. Interesting effects.

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  6. That's a beautiful shot. It must have been a lot warmer in Topsail in April than it was in the part of NC where I live.

    We had similar ideas this week. I'm going to the NC coast in about a month but my blog was ready for a change of scenery so I posted past beach shots. I may even make it to Topsail. That's not where I'll be but one of my closest friends will be at Topsail when I'm at Atlantic Beach so I'll probably either make it to Topsail or she'll zip over to Atlantic beach.

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  7. B&W photos reminds me of my childhood. It was always such a treat to have a photograph of anything because it was unusual to have. Not like this day and age of having EVERYTHING on video much less than color photos.

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  8. peaceful scene, Sandy
    love it
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/06/world-refugee-day-2010-at-sky-friday/

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  9. Great shots of the beach.

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  10. I'm just back from the beach and am ready to go again. Sand and sun in the summer Snow and cold in the winter

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  11. Same here I am dreaming I am at the beach eating cold ice cream, what a life then ^_^ Happy Friday!


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  12. Great beach shots. I like the subtle reflections and the hint of sparkle in the water. Nice in B&W.

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  13. We are hoping to be on St Ives beach end of September.

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  14. this post reminded me that i need to go to the beach this summer time.

    have a good day.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  15. The beautiful picture looks even more special as monochrome...

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    Pixellicious Photos

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  16. Lovely scenery!!!

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  17. The black and white photos remind me of my early childhood vacations at the beach. Those days were simple and lovely. We need that sometimes.

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  18. Beautiful photos to warm up the chilly days here. Love the scene. Great captures.

    Have a great weekend!

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  19. I love b/w photos. Removing the color, lets the viewer use their own imagination to fill in the scene. These are wonderful shots.

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  20. You always have a refreshing way of looking at things. Your photos make we want a beach vacation. Not in the Gulf of Mexico where we usually go, not this year.

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  21. I do like the dreamy, timeless feel of these B&W photos. April? Must've been cold in those swimsuits!

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  22. Sandy: Interesting view of the beach in B&W.

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  23. nice b&w lesson. I see it!





    Aloha from Waikiki

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  24. It seems to me black and white photography intensifies the heat and light of beach photos. >>> i agree. truth is i never tried mono shots. looks like this post and this idea reminds me of trying it.

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  25. These are very special B&W images, Sandy! What a nice atmosphere and beautiful frames: I enjoy very much these pictures!

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  26. It is perfect in b/w...i love them both.

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  27. You may think the sky's disappeared but I can sense its blueness.

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  28. I hope to fly on his back into the sky.

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  29. It's very happy playing with dog
    at the beach.
    ~o----oU・ェ・U   "ヘ(^ー^*)
    I love sea breeze too.

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  30. How wonderful. Such a beautiful scenes Sandy.
    Happy weekend.

    Regina

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  31. I like that long structure, is it a pier of wave breaker.

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  32. I love any beach scene, great in B&W, Sandy! Happy Skywatching!

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  33. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Ah yes, looks like a place I'd like very much. I like the B&W treatment.

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  34. I love black and white photos. The sparkles in the first are so jewel like and I love the contrast between the straight line of the walkway against the frilly almost lace like waves.

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  35. two fine b-w photos. :)

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  36. Just getting around to visiting folks this Friday. Moving my daughter is keeping me busy!!! Nice beach pics. Have a great weekend.

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  37. Beautiful interpretation.
    The only beach I'll see this weekend will be in photos!

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  38. Sandy, this is really a dream world! You captured the hazy lazy dreamy summer atmosphere perfectly! Good idea to take black and white photos of the beach! Have a nice weekend!

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  39. I like the shimmery, silvery quality of these shots. I can almost feel the light and the wet.

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  40. i am so dreaming of the beach...i miss it so much

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  41. These really do work well in black and white. sreat shots showing the people enjoying a beautiful day at the beach. Thanks for stopping by at mine!

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  42. Love this shot. Very artistic. I can always feel the ocean breeze.. Simple wonderful.

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