Snow at the Beach

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Ray Sachs, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Hi all,

    It's been a long time since I've posted. Hello again and Happy New Year and all that!

    I haven't been shooting really at all lately, other than family stuff. I sold my RX1 II and a couple of bicycles to help finance some guitar upgrades - another long dormant hobby coming back to life in retirement, much as photography did about 8 years ago.

    But we're back at the beach in North Carolina for a couple months this winter, as we did last winter. And we woke up this morning to snow. On the Beach! With frozen palm trees, icicles, etc. Kind of weird, but not in a Neville Shute / Neil Young post-apocalyptic way... Not much snow, won't last long, NOTHING like the huge dumps much of the east coast is getting. But I've been around close to 60 years now and I've seen plenty of beaches and plenty of snow, but I've never seen snow on the beach before. So here are a few shots.


    39496855001_838b83ad1c_h.jpg Beach Snow by Ray, on Flickr

    39465764442_f7299f8152_h.jpg Beach Snow by Ray, on Flickr

    25625767288_2b59fc4fa4_h.jpg Beach Snow by Ray, on Flickr

    38787552524_9e61cbe0de_h.jpg Beach Snow by Ray, on Flickr
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Nice to see you posting Ray.
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  3. Don't stay away so long! I was wondering where you were...
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  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Nice to see you back Ray! I was on the beach (briefly) in North Carolina in late December 1999, and if I remember correctly, it was 75F - it's a bit different now!
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  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I tend to be the kind of person with many interest and hobbies, but I tend to get really intensively into them one at a time. Photography was on the front burner for about seven years, now it’s on a back burner. Guitar was on a front burner for about 10 years, a back burner for about 30, and now it’s on the front again. Cycling was up front for about 20, now in back. That’s just how I’m wired. Photography will probably come back someday, but for now it’s a little bit once in a while rather than a lot almost all the time...

    We stayed at this same place last winter and it was warm almost the whole time we were here, but so was the whole east coast. This year was predicted to be a much harsher winter and so far it surely has been. But I think we’ll still get a lot of nice days here and even at its worst, it’s still usually about 15-30 degrees warmer here than at home, so I’ll take it...
  6. Always a fun mix
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  7. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Yep, that's why I haven't dared step out except to let the dogs do their thing. My poor Pit's first winter and she gets the whammy. She has no idea what this white stuff is and where are all her lawn toys? :)
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Where we are it’s just a minor nuisance, but our older daughter is up in Maine and they’ve really been getting hammered up there. She’s smart about this stuff and I’m sure she’ll be fine, but I worry about her driving in this mess...
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  9. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yea, I have a colleague in Boston. Flights cancelled today and tomorrow. Stuck in a hotel. At least she has poor and food.
    Great to see you back Ray.
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  10. bluzcity

    bluzcity Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Great to see your name pop up Ray. Cheers!
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Hi Ray, good to see you're still shooting occasionally, and still thinking of us here ;)

    Beautiful shots you've got there. The soft pinks and blues in #2 are incredible, and the icicles with the sea and beach houses in the background (#4) just don't seem to match :hmmm::p
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
  13. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Our local news is saying 60F by Wednesday. We'll see.
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