A beach holiday

Saturday dawned cool, but sunny. It was Dec. 1, I finished with NaNoWriMo (and successfully, thankyouverymuch!) and since I had missed my photo hike last weekend, I got an early start this weekend.

My goal was to attempt a sort of Christmas shot. The beaches around here truly are snow-white. It’s similar not only in hue, but in texture to the cold stuff from up north. The sand is very fine and drifts much like snow.

My new header was my best holiday shot of my outing. I’ll keep trying until I get the image I want.

I also visited a natural trail in my hometown. It features a mile-long, wooden boardwalk that meanders through a marshy bayou, and around a tannic steam. I took my new self-portrait while peering over the railing.







(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream.

Unknown Mami
Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Vidya Sury says:

    Very beautiful, Tara! Love the header and the photos. Congrats on completing the NaNoWriMo successfully! Can you believe I forgot to validate my 80K words on Nov 30? Well i did- and felt like an idiot.

    :D Got my novel with me though :D

    P.S.: That sand always fascinates me. So fine!


  2. unknownmami says:

    I’m waiting for your book of photos to come out. Wonderful shots.


  3. Maggie says:

    Tara – Love the new self portrait :-) Congrats on NanoWriMo, that’s no small accomplishment. Both ornament shots are oh so perfect with the light angles.


  4. lceel says:

    Wow. That’s one blue ocean.


  5. QandleQueen says:

    Congrats on completing NaNoWriMo! Your shots are great. Definitely love your header and the other one with the ornament – very cool idea.


  6. Nita says:

    Great shots! Love the contrast of the blue glass on the white sand.


  7. territerri says:

    Wow! The sand surrounding the shell is so clear it looks like sugar! And the water (with the seagull) looks so frothy. Makes you feel like you’re right there!


  8. Wayne says:

    The shell picture is of an amazing quality…


  9. Molly says:

    As you know I am big fan of self portraits so I love that picture but the shell is awesome too.



  10. lisleman says:

    great photo idea of the blue ornament on the white sand.


  11. BLOGitse says:

    Congrats – you did 50.000 words, wow!
    That blue ball fits like it grows there… :)


  12. Laurie says:

    Awesome juxtaposition of white and blue.


  13. emptythewell says:

    Yay for NaNo!! I love these pics. They make me miss Florida desperately.


  14. Judy Loeffler says:

    Great shots. Your self-portrait says it all.


  15. Love the blue glass. My favorite holiday lights are the all blue.


  16. M says:

    Wonderful pictures! And Congrats on winning NANO!!!!


  17. The blue glass reflecting on the sand is such a stinking AWESOME shot! Just gorgeous!
    I love the reflection (the first shot)


  18. Kir says:

    That is so pretty
    That color blue is one of favorites for ornaments. As much as Ilove tthe change of seasons and proximity to NYC here in the Northeast.. I do dream of a Christmas in the sun of Florida.. Thanks for the glimpse


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