A day at the beach - The Dainty Squid

A day at the beach

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A few weekends ago my parents, my brother and his family and Kevin and I headed to the beach for a day of swimming and fun in the sun. My dad isn't a real beach-y guy, he'd rather be in the woods but he was convinced upon hearing he could bring along his metal detector. He only used it for a little while but the screen he uses to sift through the dirt came in handy at the beach. We spent most of our time that wasn't taken up by swimming with digging a giant pit to play in, sifting through the sand for sea glass and shells and relaxing in the sun.

I shot with solely my T2 that day. I'm far too careful with my digital camera to be using it while I'm on the beach getting all sandy and wet. It's not that I don't care about my film cameras, I just trust that they'll be able to withstand a little bit more of a beating than my 60D. I am so very happy with the photos. They have such a nice feel summery, beachy feel to me. I also really love that shooting with film is forcing me to appreciate the moments that I would probably have just deleted off my memory card if they'd been taken with a digital camera.
I love the beach, obviously, I talk about it all the time.  But most of the time we're not swimming while we were there, just looking for things in the sand and at most going in knee deep. This was so much fun. It certainly made me realize I need to spend more time at the beach swimming and relaxing in the the water, especially with the whole family!
xoxo

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  1. wow these shots are so great! I love the feel of them xx
    littlealpaca.blogspot.com

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  2. It looks like yall had a great time :) I haven't been to the beach since last year, but we're going next week and I'm looking forward to it soooo much!

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  3. I love love love the beach but I feel the same way you do. I'll do stuff in the sand and possible get in up to my knees but you won't find me swimming around in there that much. I hope that we get to make it to the beach sometime, it's been two years! So sad. It looks like you guys had a blast. Thanks for sharing and letting me live vicariously through you ;)

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  4. What a beautiful day!! I love all of these photos!

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  5. these are lovely photos. i definitely love having film cameras for beach days and vacations where i am worried about my 60d getting beaten or not being portable enough (you gotta admit, that camera is not the most portable thing ever!) these photos are lovely and have such a great feel to them because they are film.

    <3 katherine
    ofcorgisandcocktails.com

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    1. I agree, the 60D isn't very portable. Most times I try to just suck it up and deal with it but it is such a relief to carry a smaller, lighter camera from time to time!

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  6. I love these pics! I love the beach and as I've said before, I've only experienced Texas beach, not great, but still majestic and wonderful. I long to dig through the sand for treasures. Also, that spine tattoo is amazing!

    xomando

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  7. These photos are lovely, I hope the weather cheers up here soon so I can get to the beach. That spine tattoo is awesome!

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  8. I am also more of a woods person, but it looks like you guys had a fun time! :) I've never shot with film, that sounds like a lot of fun!

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  9. I love that spine tattoo, so awesome!
    Faye x

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  10. These photos are so lovely. I love the almost pinkish tone to them.

    Becky
    xx

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  11. will be a bit silly but I will say you're my favorite blogger!
    I enjoy reading you every day. Greetings! (:

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  12. I don't leave gussy comments on people's blogs they make me feel slightly uncomfortable, but I genuinely enjoy your blog and read every post. As a fickle being I bore easily but your blog is very fresh, it reminds me of the awesome magazine Mollie Makes, if you haven't written for them yet then you really should!

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  13. I absolutely love shooting with film, sadly I just haven't had the time as of late. I have a whole bag of film just waiting to be used, one of these days hopefully soon!

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  14. Everybody looks happy, that beach is a lovely place to spend the day or the week XD

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  15. Hey I was wondering, if the saltwater (if it's saltwater) had any effect on your hair colour? Did it changed or bleeched out or something? I didn't go swimming in the ocean, since I have blue hair and I'm a little bit afraid of what might happen.

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    1. I didn't get my hair wet, but any long periods of exposure to water will begin to fade hair.

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  16. Wow, I didn't think it was possible, but you made me wish it was summer here now! Beautiful pics!

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