Saturday, March 8, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Early Bird Is A Gull!

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Early Bird Is A SeaGull
You may have noticed that there are a number of seagulls in the photo I posted yesterday. Well it turned out that THEY were the early birds, and got the spots they wanted. We weren't there long when this one came over to make sure we knew the rules and the deal and the way things just were. 'Okay' I said. Then I took his picture in an attempt to intimidate him. No, it didn't work.
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Friday, March 7, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Early Bird Gets A Spot

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Early Bird Gets A Spot
This is what the beach looks like if you get there early enough to snag a good spot. On a day like was to be had at the beach this past Sunday, you could be sure enough that the sand would get a bit busy. It was a truly beautiful day, with lots of sun, blue sky, and fresh 'salt air' from the Gulf Of Mexico. It would be hard not to enjoy taking pictures of Clearwater Beach.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach People Walking 2

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach People Walking 2
More of Beach People... walking, relaxing, enjoying the warm sunshine, the soft, powdery sand, the stunning blue sky. I tweaked the color in this one just a bit, to try to make it look more like I saw it in person. This is another version of what a day of sitting on Clearwater Beach is supposed to be about. Happy Thursday!
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach People Walking

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach People Walking
As I sat in my chair on Clearwater Beach this past weekend, enjoying the revoltingly perfect weather, I became fascinated with the people walking by. The beach, as a beach unto itself is simply a broad expanse of white, warm, powdery sand stretching from the sea walls and parking lots down to the softly lapping caresses of the Gulf Of Mexico.

But! Add some people, people of all 'walks' of life, all intensities and all intentions, and you have a beach with rich textures and vibrant dynamism. You have more than just a place, you have a destination.

I will be the first one to admit that I enjoy the beach best when I have it all to myself. But that never happens, so I cannot help but try to appreciate the enrichment of experience that comes from the wide diversity of people who also enjoy the beach.

So I think that will become a theme of sorts for me in this blog. I think that from time to time, in sporadic spurts, I will be exploring this fascination with the people I see on the beach... the "Beach People".
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: View of the Beach from the Causeway

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: View of the Beach from the Causeway
This is another view of Clearwater Beach, from the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge, as I was headed for the beach. I like to call this the backside of the beach. It's not the side with all the warm powdery sand. This is the side with the Clearwater Marina, and all the tour and charter boats docked there, ready to take you sightseeing or fishing or parasailing. This is also the side where people live. And where you can find hotel or motel rooms for a little bit less.

But whatever you look to find on this side, it's still just as beautiful as the side that faces the Gulf of Mexico, in its own way. I like this particular picture of this view because the water was so still, you can see some neat reflections on the water. It makes me want to get my kayak out there!
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Skimboarding - The Energy of Youth

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Skimboarding - The Energy of Youth
It was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day on the beach Sunday, and Clearwater Beach was alive with all those various sorts of people that make it what it is. Of the many, there were a few of this type... the youthfully energetic skimboarder.

We enjoyed watching several young men do their not-quite-surfing thing. There was little wave action, so it took patience to find a nice ripple, and then they were off and running. Running fast along the shore, then tossing their board into the surf, running after it, and hopping on. Skimboarding. There you go.

If you would like to delve a bit into the world of Skimboarding, click here.
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: 1st Runner Up Wall Mural: Spyglass Motel

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: 1st Runner Up Wall Mural: Spyglass Motel
This was my first thought for yesterday's theme day post. A truly giant wall mural, some 5 or 6 stories tall. But I have posted a picture of it before, here, and so I wanted to go with something as yet 'untouched'. I think they did pretty good with the colors in this mural. It almost seems to blend into the sky.

Happy Sunday!! :)
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater Beach, Florida!
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