Saturday, April 26, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk, Pier 60, And The Windy Day

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk, Pier 60, And The Windy Day
Did I mention that it was really windy? Yeah, well, take a close look at this picture. If you notice the wall in the foreground, notice that the amount of wall visible on the near side is the same as is normally visible on the beach side. YIKES! The sand has drifted right up to the top of that wall!

Now if you look a little further down the wall, you can see the 'wall' of sand BLOWING OVER the wall like crashing waves in a hurricane! Yeah, it was WINDY! :) But I had a great time as I walked up the beach toward Pier 60. I have a couple of neat pictures from the pier. We'll get to them soon.

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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!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk Construction: Three Brothers, Angry Sky

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk Construction: Three Brothers, Angry Sky
I was going for a shot of the Three Brothers, construction cranes, against the angry sky. Then it seemed like I only got two of them in this image. But then... without even trying, I ended up with two of the Brothers lined up one behind the other in the frame. End result? It looks like there are just two cranes, and one of them has two heads!

Yikes! I will have to see if I can find out what that building is going to be. Short answer/guess would be some condo development that is part of the 'Billion Dollar Beach'. I hope it is a hotel instead. Condo's don't do much for the tourist trade we have built our economy on, here in vacation - holiday land.

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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, April 24, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Cold & Windy Pier 60

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Cold & Windy Pier 60
I just don't know that there was all that much fishing on Pier 60 when I took this picture. I mean, I'm sure the pier was open, but I can't imagine sitting out there for any length of time, waiting for the big one to come and take your bait.

I love this shot because the scene is so unusual for Clearwater Beach. We just don't see those kind of waves here very often. Although many people see this weather as the perfect time to hunker down at home, I enjoy getting out in it first, and then hunkering down at home to get warm and appreciate having a roof over my head!
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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, April 23, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Polar Bear?

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Polar Bear?
No, it wasn't freezing that day. No, the water wasn't freezing cold, no chunks of ice floating around out there. But still! Around here, if you see someone swimming when it's that cold, you figure they aren't from around here.

I'm out there taking pictures, and the wind is blowing like crazy, and it's kind of cold, and as I scan the beach for good picture opp's, here comes this guy running up from the water to his towel on the beach. YOWZA! I thought I was seeing things. I'm thinking for you Mister, good for you. But no, I will not be going for a dip when it's that cold.

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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, April 22, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk: Surfing USA Beachwear Shop

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk: Surfing USA Beachwear Shop
Now, what's not to like about a place called Surfing USA? I just love the look of this window. It is EVERYTHING that says Clearwater Beach, Florida vacation!

There's... beachwear, resort wear, t-shirts, straw hats, swim trunks, bikinis, a shirt that says "Surrender The Booty", suntan lotion and oils, Coca-Cola, beach towels, Frisbees (flying discs), and... airbrush tattoos and face painting! (That was a mouthful!)

Of course, that's just in the window... it looks like there are lots of other fun things in there! I bet you can get your flip-flops in there too, as well as visors, cameras, film, batteries, and TONS more! So pack light, we've got you covered.
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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, April 21, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk Construction Update: Blowing Sands

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk Construction Update: Blowing Sands
You can probably tell, I really over tweaked this picture. I was trying to find a way to make the blowing sands as visible as possible. Hopefully you can get an idea from this shot.

It was crazy windy that day on the beach. The sand was blowing right off the beach and through the Beach Walk construction zone. No matter what they do, I think the Billion Dollar Beach is still going to have its fair share of sand on the sidewalks! :D
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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, April 20, 2008

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk McDonald's

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Beach Walk McDonald's
Hey look! I found some more Golden Arches! So there you have it... a very non-McDonald's looking McDonald's. Perhaps this is what happens when McDonald's meets the Beach. If that's the case, what will happen when McDonald's meets the Beach Walk, or the Billion Dollar Beach?

Either way, as long as I can still get my egg and cheese biscuit for breakfast once in a while. I bet lots and lots of people enjoy stopping in for a cup of hot coffee to take on their early morning beach walk.
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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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