Skywatch Friday: Surf City and North Topsail Beach

topsail shadows

topsail april

So. My lens is never free of at least one grain of sand. I'm a slob. I love my camera. I respect it. I clean it. Constantly. Still. The dirt. It clings to my life. Maybe that's why I love so much to step into the water, walk way out, and let the ocean wash it all away. I never feel cleaner, happier, more peaceful, more alive. Dust aside, though, the top photo gets me for the shadows on the boardwalk. The angle and the intensity, given the light and the clouds....The second one? "Take your shoes off. Come in." The water always says that.

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  1. Beautiful photos, each a different mood. Thanks again.

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  2. Lovely photos. Yes, water is so healing for body and soul.

    Thanks again Sandy.

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  3. Gorgeous captures! And, of course, I feel the same way you do about the water, Sandy, it does indeed clean the body and feed the soul. I experience that each time I stand on the beach and watch the water and its many moods. Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Sandy, 2 beautiful shots my friend.
    I love the 1st and the 2nd - already have my socks and shoes off.

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  5. The light is so perfect!

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  6. Sandy

    the last one is very nice...a dream....
    congrats
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/10/honey-moon-in-a-balloon-safari-maasai-mara-kenya/

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  7. Love the effect in that second one.

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  8. These are both great shots from Topsail and the second one does say come on in.

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  9. Fabulous photos!! I would love to walk out into the ocean!! Looks so inviting!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Great photographs. The first one is serene and artsy, the second is lets go.

    I'm starting to use disposable cameras for water, running, etc so I don't have to worry so much about my "good" camera.

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  11. fun photos...you do love water

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  12. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Oh so pretty!

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  13. Wonderful post , Sandy! Love the ocean and that gorgeous sky! Happy Skywatching!

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  14. they are both incredible.
    I am so due for a by the water day..

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  15. Terrific, very beautifully shot.

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  16. Both of these are wonderful pictures. Together they represent much of the beauty of the beach.

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  17. Ah, my old stomping grounds. Beautiful shots!

    D

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  18. "The water always says that."


    Wow!



    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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  19. The ocean is calling to me.
    Joyce M

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  20. Anonymous12:01 AM

    Wonderful shots... That first one says, Come walk with me in the silent morning...

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  21. There is something about the sun low in the sky and partially hidden that makes a great mood and fantastic photos!

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  22. fun to read your feelings about your photos. I only saw that light and clouds in the first image, now I only see the wonderful shadows... oh now I see it all. ;-}

    Yes, I would step in with you, how lovely that light is, that water is and the golden air.

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  23. The first one is a wonderful shot. :)

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  24. Wish I was there! More glorious beach pics, lovely. I am looking out at a panorama of bright yellow leaves this morning. I'd rather be looking at the ocean though.

    Hugs my friend, G

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com
    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com

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  25. The minute I hit the beach, my shoes would have been off! How I love the ocean and I have walked in both your Atlantic and the pacific.

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  26. Mine is a dusts mess too. You sure have some lovely shots here in spite of that.

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  27. These are such gorgeous, peaceful shots. Dust is what I'm damned to fight all my life. It never sleeps. :-)

    Have a great weekend, Sandy.

    Ciao,
    Gina

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  28. Beautiful! Really makes me miss living by the sea...

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  29. I love both of your photos. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog post :-)

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  30. :) Nice pics. I live by the water but have I been in there? Nope! I will one day...

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  31. Really a fascinating light in these nice photos :-)

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  32. Dust and scratches. Doesn't matter how careful I am with my camera, they happen. Fortunately, they haven't affected my photos. Yet....Great shots! I like how you caught the reflection of the light on the water and railing.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. :-)

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  33. Bbeautiful shots! And thanks for stopping by!

    Irene

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  34. The Beach Boys used to sing "surf city here we come"... Not a surprise that you want to be there.

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  35. You have made the waters look so inviting!

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