I was a little late in getting these photos off my camera and edited, etc... well anyway here they are.
The day started off to be gloomy and even rained a bit. My In-laws came down to NJ to specifically go to the shore - and by george we were going to go no matter the weather! We walked on the 'Jenkinsons' Point Pleasant Boardwalk for a while... then decided to go on the beach even though there was a threat of rain. Sure enough as soon as we set up camp, it rained. Not a hard rain, but enough to be annoying. So I sat under our tent and took photos of the seagulls gobbling up the bread that the guy next to us was feeding them. I was ready to pack up and head back to the boardwalk and go to the aquarium.
Then the rain stopped... and within a few minutes, the gloomy clouds blew over and the sun came out! What a lucky break. And even better, not many other people were brave enough to linger on the beach due to the crummy weather. We couldn't have planned it better. So we were able to enjoy the last few hours of the day on the sunny beach without too many neighbors around us. Perfect.
See the crummy gray skies! This was at the end of the boardwalk at the inlet - we watched the boats come in and out from the inter-coastal waterway. Julianna loved watching and pointing to the boats.
You think Mommy (x-hairdresser) should be able to get Julianna's pigtails straight?? Sheesh! Bad Mommy.
Inter coastal inlet - pretty cool area to fish, watch boats or just sit on the bench & relax.
I caught this seagull (see his feet!) trying to steal the food from the one below him - he was the weakest link!
... And the sun came out!
Daddy & Julianna relaxing by the oceanfront and watching the waves.
Can you believe this is the same day?
Notice her feet safely tucked up on the seat. No sand was getting near her!
Feet up again. Did I mention these were all taken before this weekend when she discovered that the sand was not molten lava and would not eat her up.
Somehow this shot came out super cool - like a fish eye - I'm pretty sure if your lens is pulled in to 18mm and you get super close to your subject, it can have the fish eye effect. Neat.
Edit * I went back and checked - 100 ISO -18mm - F7.1 - 1/320
And you have to have one shot of the pruned tootsies!
(they were pruned from her sticking her feet in the bucket of water)
Have a great day - Happy Summer!