It’s September 10th and I’m so ready for fall, but where is it?? With Washington, DC hitting a high of 95 degrees today, I decided to post a tribute to the hopefully soon-to-depart, crazy-hot summer weather so many of us have experienced this season.
The story? My husband and I were walking back from Santa Monica Pier and heading to our car when I spied this still life in the distance. It was a good 2- to 3-minute walk from the path we were on to get within range for my 23mm fixed lens and we were both a bit hot and tired, but I just had to shoot this. I started a brisk walk toward the chairs (since my husband was patiently waiting).
And then, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed someone approaching from the right pulling a large blue cooler and carrying a stack of towels, clearly headed straight to these chairs. I wanted to yell “stop”! Instead, I started to run (and we all know how difficult running in sand is, not to mention that my aerobic conditioning is on par with a turtle’s). I was determined to get off at least a shot or two before the young and apparently well-conditioned young man entered my frame. I’m sure it was a laughable scene! Who was going to win???
In the end, heart pounding, sweaty, and out of breath, I was forced to stop further away than I had hoped (yup, he was a bit faster). But all was not lost: cropping to the rescue. And when my hubby said to me “it’s still so small,” I just smiled, knowing I had ended up with the scene I had originally envisioned. Who won? Me!