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Should we or shouldn’t we, a walk or swim?

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I usually don’t take many people shots. Especially where I focus on someone for a period of time. One morning while on vacation last week I had done a few sunrise shots which really wasn’t much of anything with the clouds but then breaks started appearing a while later.

Where there is effort, there is always light.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So I hung around a while, and I’m glad I did. I wish I had my Nikon with me but hey, I feel lucky to have gotten a few good shots. Not these first two but the ones of a couple who passed me on the way to the beach that start below this shot.

I think this is what they mean when they say partly sunny.
Photo by Mike Hartley

They seemed to stop and question going out.

Should we or shouldn’t we?
Photo by Mike Hartley

Normally this is where I would have stopped. You see I have a thing about people and privacy even in public settings. And this seemed like a private moment for them being that the beach was deserted. They stayed here at the entrance for a few moments talking.

Well maybe we can go to the water.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Just then the sunlight began shifting through the clouds and moving onto the beach. So out they went.

Lets give it a shot.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It seemed to be a single beam of light over them.

Give me the RAYS.
Photo by Mike Hartley

A decision has been made, he is going IN.

A quick shark inspection before heading in.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well maybe not?

Come on honey, the water is warm.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So maybe just a walk?

The beach is ours.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And then I got distracted by activity on the boardwalk behind me, sounded like a truck hit something. I turned back around and they were gone. Just like the sun on the beach a few minutes later.

And they were gone.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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