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Hello Everyone,

 

Many thanks again for voting for my image in the July Challenge, I'm chuffed!

 

Well, it's August...holiday time just about everywhere. So I thought I'd go for the glaringly obvious one: ON THE BEACH. 

 

I'm hoping this is a fairly 'democratic' subject as most of us will have been on a beach at some point or another, whether it's on a classic postcard of an exotic holiday in warm climates, a wild and stormy landscape shot, or a temporary sand pitch 'city beach' in an urban environment. So - go crazy! Anything goes from dreamy palm-fringed fantasies to gritty Martin Parr-esque documentary shots, with people or without, day or night, summer or winter. It doesn't even have to have sand in it - but the picture does need to clearly be at some kind of beach,or feature a beach in some form.  I hope I'm not duplicating a previous challenge (tried to search through the last year or so, if it has indeed been done before then please forgive me!) 

 

The challenge will close at midnight on 31st AUGUST. Please post up to 3 of your Aamy images.

 

I'm attaching a few ideas, although beach shots are not my strong point, so I'm really curious what people will come up with!

 

Hope you'll have a lot of fun with this one!! Feel free to sip on a Pina Colada whilst selecting your shots. :D

 

EXAMPLES:

1.Fake Beach Fun (London Beach Rugby tournament last weekend)

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2.There's a beach somewhere in there (Southend-on-Sea)

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3.Fire Juggler and old West Pier (Brighton)

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OK, here Goes! Three contrasting  Beach shot from me:

 

The worlds most optimistic ice cream man selling ice creams on Southsea beach.

 

 

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People on the beach beside Southsea hoverport

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El Arenal beach and palma bay at sunset

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Congratulations on your win. Here are three beach images from me.

 

Beach volleyball players, Vancouver, Canada

 

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Peace at Last, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

 

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On Mexican Time, Barra de Navidad, Mexico

 

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P.S. I know that I should have straightened the horizon on this one. But I uploaded it a long time ago when I wasn't very careful about such things. I actually don't mind the tilt. Perhaps I'd had a couple of cervezas at the time as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Camel Train on Cable Beach, Western Australia

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Starfish Beach, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Kangaroo and Wallabies on the beach at sunrise, Cape Hillsborough, Queensland, Australia

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2 hours ago, gvallee said:

Camel Train on Cable Beach, Western Australia

Tourist camel train on Cable Beach at sunset, Broome, Kimberley Region, Western Australia, WA, Australia Stock Photo

 

No point in anyone else submitting after seeing that one, Gen :(:(

 

Alan

 

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13 minutes ago, Inchiquin said:

 

No point in anyone else submitting after seeing that one, Gen :(:(

 

Alan

 

 

Aww thank you but it's far from the truth. It's a classical Australian one and anyone who visited Broome will have a similar one. Awesome sunsets are almost a given every night on that beach. Also, not everyone like pretty sunsets. My guess is that most people prefer images with people in them and I'm totally crap at it. So here you are. Please do submit!

 

Gen

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Sorry wrong post.

 

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1 hour ago, gvallee said:

 

Aww thank you but it's far from the truth. It's a classical Australian one and anyone who visited Broome will have a similar one. Awesome sunsets are almost a given every night on that beach. Also, not everyone like pretty sunsets. My guess is that most people prefer images with people in them and I'm totally crap at it. So here you are. Please do submit!

 

Gen

 

Well here are a few more with no people - I must love the deserted beaches of the West of Ireland judging by the number of pics I have. I wonder why they are deserted?

 

EDIT: Actually I prefer your excellent starfish shot to the camel shot (which is also excellent)

 

Fanore, County Clare

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Cappagh Beach, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
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Mannin Bay, County Galway,  with view to the Twelve Bens of Connemara
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48 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

Actually I prefer your excellent starfish shot to the camel shot (which is also excellent)

 

Here you are Alan (Inchiquin). You never know what people will like. Come on, show us your beaches.

 

Gen

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Winter on beach on Lake Huron:

 

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Congrats Imageplotter!  Beaches are always a fun place to shoot!

 

1) Starfish Woman Bahamas

 

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2) View for two to Saba from St. Kitts

 

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3) Lifeguard Chair, Cape May, New Jersey

 

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2 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

Here you are Alan (Inchiquin). You never know what people will like. Come on, show us your beaches.

 

 

Oh, I've got beaches! They'll be up here before the end of the month :)

 

Alan

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Great subject, my three

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Children running on the beach after sunset. Torquay, Australia.

 

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Piper on the beach at sunset. Arisaig, Scotland.

 

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Wave at sunrise. Kiama, Australia.

 

Colin

 

 

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I love the beach, difficulty making my choices. Here goes:

 

Grand daughters concentrating on sandcastle building and enjoying a day at the seaside!

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Highland Cows cooling off in the sea at Fionnphort Beach on the Isle of Mull, Scotland

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Path leading to the North Beach, Iona, Scotland

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15 hours ago, Inchiquin said:

 

No point in anyone else submitting after seeing that one, Gen :(:(

 

Alan

 

 

Yeah ... just what i thought as well :)    Great photo!

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Group of friends enjoying a summer afternoon at the beach Rottnest Island Western Australia MR Stock Photo

Group of friends enjoying an evening at Pinky Beach, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

Bow of traditional wooden prahu moored near Gam Island, Raja Ampat, Papua province, Indonesia. No PR Stock Photo

Bow of traditional wooden boat (prahu) off Gam Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua

 

Sea kayaker entering heavy surf from beach, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. MR Stock Photo

Determined kayaker entering surf off Noosa Beach, Australia

 

 

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5 hours ago, ColdCoffee said:

 

Yeah ... just what i thought as well :)    Great photo!

 

Thank you, very kind of you, but please do submit, people have widely different tastes.  

 

Gen

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Here's my three takes on the beach.

 

Dungeness

 

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Pigs in love on the beach of Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca

 

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Magellanic penguin in Argentina

 

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Great variety of beach shots so far (and lots of travel inspiration), keep 'em coming! I have probably set myself up for a nightmare shortlist selection stage later.:D

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So here's a few romantic ones!

 

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Phil

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Couldn't afford a pack of Camels.  At the swimming beach in June Lake California

 

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Santa Monica Beach California

 

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Fort Bragg California
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Three from me.

 

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Shingle beach Freshwater Bay Isle of Wight.

 

 

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Lone walker on Bognor Regis beach.

 

 

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Fishing boats and creels Bognor Regis beach.

 

Allan

 

 

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A few beach moments from me:

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Black sand beach, Maui

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Fun for all at the beach

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And a sunset

 

Thanks

Chris

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