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imageplotter    15

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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Simon Evans    107

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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John Mitchell    1,894

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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gvallee    919

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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GS-Images    1,186

Well done on winning in July and thanks for the new subject. I live by the sea so over the years have built up a large collection of beach photos, so it's tough choosing just 3. :)  I've decided on 3 that are all very different.

 

A family of cygnets chasing me (they were actually trying to not walk into me but I made it difficult!
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Seagulls (probably black-headed gulls) on the beach at sunset.
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Woman getting even more of a suntan on the beach.
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Good luck everyone,
Geoff.
 
 
 
 
 
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Inchiquin    496
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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gvallee    919
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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MDM    617
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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gvallee    919
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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Michael Ventura    1,939

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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Inchiquin    496
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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Colin Woods    198

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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Lynne    2,977

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

 

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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ColdCoffee    29
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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LSP    24

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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gvallee    919
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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vpics    326

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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imageplotter    15

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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Johnnie5    185

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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Allan Bell    986

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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