These pictures were taken while I was home on Long Island over Memorial Day weekend, when I took a quick drive down to the beach with my Dad and brother to get a few shots of the Long Island Sound. It’s funny…I absolutely hated the beach while I was growing up. I’ve never been a good swimmer, I’m super pale so laying out is not my jam, and the Sound is really rocky…we always had to wear swim shoes (remember those?). Why am I telling you this negativity? Just because I find it fascinating that when I’m looking through the “lens” of photography, I’m able to see things in a totally different way, and appreciate things so differently. When I have my camera it’s literally like seeing through different eyes – like I’m searching for something. Searching for the shot I guess. Or maybe I just appreciate things differently as I’m getting older. Either way, I could have spent hours here shooting. We were only there for about fifteen minutes, but I’m glad I have these shots to show for our little excursion…along with the sand I brought back in my Converse.
photos by me