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Up the beach

A quick look up the beach before we head back.


  1. For a suburban beach, it looks so unspoilt from this angle.

    1. All of the beachs seem very empty. I guess it is winter though it feels warm to me.

  2. This beach series is amazing! Love all shots. The oystercatcher capture is fantastic.

  3. Love your beach series, Joan. Your photography is going from strength to strength.

    1. Thanks Vicki. I really did plan on being a more serious photographer but in the end found it was only seeing things and composition that interests me so have pretty much left the technicalities of photography alone.

  4. What a bewdie!
    Lovely shot.
    But don't tell me you are wearing shoes on the beach?!?


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