Thursday, July 23, 2009

the real story behind the picture

I forgot I had this picture on my cell phone from the first trip to the ocean this year.

Looks beautiful, doesn't it? The picture doesn't really show the 22 mph wind and ensuing wind chill factor. It wasn't nearly as warm as the picture looks. Pretty darn chilly, in fact. I froze. Jupiter had no complaints about being cold. I had to bribe her off the beach by offering to go to the pier and get a slice of Bill's Pizza.

Probably why I managed to get a parking spot that day. As we walked through the dunes, Jupiter stopped to survey the ocean, and I saw the colors of the grass and the water and the sail and Jupiter's boogie board, and had to whip out my phone and take a picture.

Oh yeah, the boogie board. I was in such a hurry I didn't actually GET the boogie board in the picture. Imagine the multicolored boogie board at the end of the black string. That was the photo composition in my head. This is what I pulled off. She's not generally receptive to posing for a retake. I did manage to get her to redo a down dog pose on the beach last Sunday, but I had to deal a snack bag of chips for it.

okay, I can't get the down dog picture to post here. will post next.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I LOVE this pic!!!