Tuesday, December 28, 2010

(Day 361) At the beach

Monday Dec. 27, 2010

You might think I'm crazy, but I went to the beach tonight, even though it was -10C/14F out. No, I didn't join a polar bear club - while I admire their pluck, I can think of much easier, less painful ways to die. In fact, I was properly outfitted for a cold evening in my heavy winter coat, zipped right up to my chin, a toque, and heavy duty gloves. Sasha of course came along dressed as she was. This looked like a nice place to get some shots when I passed by last night and that's how I came to be here late this evening.

Note: since we're out of town visiting with family I'm only able to post late at night and won't have time to visit your blog until we're back home later this week. I do enjoy reading your comments - thank you for your visits.

(18-55mm  f22.0  30 sec  ISO200)

And there were all sorts of fabulous light displays there also; here's one of them.

(18-55mm  f22.0  3.2 sec  ISO200)

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Well that is mighty brave of you! I'd be scared of getting wet- at all. Freeze!
It's a beautiful capture there at the lake. That is one nice Beach Walk!

darlin said...

Brrr, I can feel the cold breeze coming off the lake! Fantastic photos! How do you get the stars to come off the lights like that? Do you use a filter? Enjoy your family, I won't speak for everyone but I'm sure that Dawn and I will still be here... Dawn I said I wouldn't speak for everyone, just us die hards! lol

ju-north said...

Wonderful! Our beach doesn't look like this!

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

You are a brave soul to venture out in those temperatures. The beach is beautiful and the lights reflecting in the water is magical.

Farmchick said...

Nice reflections on the water. Possibly it would have been too cold for me to leave the house!

imac said...

Love your light show Rick, and those dancing bears are good.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

You must have been freezing! Your night captures are beautiful and warrant a lingering visit!

Ruth said...

The first picture has a magical quality to it.
Blessings,Ruth

marty said...

tu es très courageux de sortir par ce froid !
mais c'était une bonne idée parce que ces photos sont très belles !!
je te souhaite de passer de belles journées
et je t'envoie une grosse poignée de bisous !

WhatKarenSees said...

The first image is beautiful Rick. Love the composition with the curved shore, the reflections and warm twinkling lights are just lovely!

Tricia said...

Ohhh so pretty!!! I do l♥ve all the lights!!! =)

Soraia said...

Love the first photo :D
And the second is so funny :P