Starfish

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Challenge #69 – Seeing Double.

Just eight months ago we were walking on Varca Beach in South Goa, India.  This starfish caught our eye. We didn’t know whether something else (an ocean wave, person, or animal) had flipped it over — there are bird tracks in the sand — or if it had made a very unfortunate move by itself.  In any event, we were struck by the composition in the bright afternoon sunlight.

This photo was taken on February 19, 2019. Specs are: Olympus TG-5, ISO 125, f/4.9, 1/200 sec, 18 mm.

Treads — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows.

Shadows add beauty to the everyday tire tread showcased in soft beach sand.

This photo was taken on October 9, 2018.  Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/640 sec, 18 mm.

Little Girl with Red Beach Pail — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter H – Topic for this week is Happy

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter H – Topic for this week is Happy.

This little girl is happily running to the ocean to fill her red beach pail with water for building a sand castle.

This photo was taken on May 26, 2017, during the golden hour before sunset, still 40 minutes away. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/4.9, 1/250 sec, 18 mm.

Enjoying the Sand of Fort Kochi Beach

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo’s! Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sand.

This mother and her children are enjoying the sandy Fort Kochi Beach in the South India state of Kerala. Just after 5 pm, the wind was blowing alternately hot and cool from the Arabian Sea onto the beach.

This photo was taken on March 17, 2013. Specs are:

Olympus TG-1, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, 18 mm.

 

Three Shadows

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three.

Three long shadows are cast by the early morning sun. The receding wave cannot erase them from the shell-crusted sand.

 

This photo was taken at 8:30 am on June 2, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 sec, 4.5 mm