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Winter in Paradise 5

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 9 February 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A random trio of happy beachcombers, dressed for the chilly breezes, are walking along this same beach as I am on 1/25. Besides their little beachwalk, they got to see the dolphins and pelicans doing their thing (as in my previous four posts).

Oh, on that day (1/25) it was about 65 F. and a bit windy, but hardly could it be called "cold" on the beach. Even so, when you get used to a much warmer climate, a windy 65 degrees can feel pretty brisk.

NIKON D80 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 300 mm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

It's a beautiful scene with a hint of white caps on the sea. Excellent.

9 Feb 2008 7:18am

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Stunning setting!

9 Feb 2008 10:08am

Man With 101 Names from Hamburg, United States

Looks like they are on their way to work and their submarine must be parked right at the edge of the water ..... hmm, maybe they are part of the Dharma and are on there way to see Jake, Kate, and Ben ! ( this is a LOST reference incase I am the only fan of the show ... lol ) Have a GREAT weekend View

9 Feb 2008 10:29am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

They look determined to walk into the sea! They take the stroll seriuosly!LOL! I do like the image! It is snowing outside, third time this winter, and I hardly can wait for tomorrow!

9 Feb 2008 11:43am

Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

Ah the sugary sand of the gulf beaches....

9 Feb 2008 12:16pm

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Love that sandy beach!

9 Feb 2008 12:28pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow I sweated there for a second, I was so sure they were on ice, thin ice...Oh My God! But it's sand, right, tell me it's sand lol great compo VF :)

9 Feb 2008 12:39pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

I have always loved walking on the beach in the winter...you see so much more than when it is covered with tourists! Very nice shot

9 Feb 2008 1:10pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

wow ! very interesting ... i like this subject , thank you.

9 Feb 2008 1:55pm

Ronald from Noordholland, Netherlands

Nice scene; the three persons make a nice contrast to their surrounding

9 Feb 2008 3:39pm

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Looks like they have the "right stuff" :)

9 Feb 2008 4:21pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

VERY nicely captured VF! Those tropical colours of warm waters and white sand is a panacea for my winter blues. (-31C this morning)

9 Feb 2008 5:59pm

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Nice shot Viewfinder. It's so weird for me to see people in so much clothes strolling along the beach.

9 Feb 2008 7:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

That 65 degrees would be somewhat balmy for me right now. ;-) The direction they're walking makes it looks like they've reached the "end" of the beach, rather than walking along the beach. "Honey, do you know where you're going?," asks the wife.

9 Feb 2008 7:56pm

@Steven: Actually, what is ahead of them is a little beach "finger" and then slightly to their right the island and its beach goes for just a wee bit more, until the waters of the Gulf meet the waters of the bay and the land ends.

Hoopand from Tehran, Iran

i love these colors! nice one!

9 Feb 2008 7:59pm

bronzebilly u.k. from Barry,Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Hey V.F. ..what a superb series pal.Winter in Paradise is so true of these excellent images my friend...great subject detail and colour...
Although you are toying with some as as we sit and listen to the wind and rain..!!!,however some of my Spring flowers are peeking through already,so it ain't all that bad....
Billywelshconnection...

9 Feb 2008 11:53pm

@bronzebilly u.k.: What? Me... toy with the winter-bound? ;o)

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

What a beautiful place to go for a winter stroll. It makes me wish the sea was nearer to where I live.
The temp here 2/10 has been around the same as in this shot, it was really beautiful. We made the most of it and went out and dug the garden, the birds were singing and the sun shining. A most unusual winter day here in the UK.

10 Feb 2008 9:30pm

baobab from Cambridge, United States

nice composition and colours - I really like the symmetry/alternation of the way they are dressed, along with the complementary tones and layers of the earth, water and sky.

11 Feb 2008 1:17am

NIKON D80
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
300 mm

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