Beating the heat

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,290 Major grins

    Sweet! Lovely mood and comp!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins
    edited July 13, 2021

    @Stumblebum said:
    Sweet! Lovely mood and comp!

    Thanks, brother. This is Porpoise Point....across the inlet from St. Augustine and the fort. You have to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get there. The fine, soft sand and....even more treacherous....finely ground coquina shells have stranded hoards of folks who ignore the signs warning about getting stuck without 4-wheel drive. I've saved a few myself. I know one guy who shows up every weekend just to rescue other's vehicles. He charges $25 a pop. it's not uncommon for some of those idiots to get stuck more than once trying to escape the place.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,290 Major grins

    Oh wow. I have been stuck in sand in Hawaii and know well how that sucks. I also got rescued by a guy who just patrols the beaches for that purpose alone for a small fee.

  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Thomson, Ga. ex So. Cal.Registered Users Posts: 447 Major grins

    I remember in the 60's, driving on the Coco beach but the sand was not a problem the here..

    Have a great day!
    Orv

    Thomson, Ga. USA
    www.Osalisburyphoto.smugmug.com
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins
    edited July 13, 2021

    @OrvSal said:
    I remember in the 60's, driving on the Coco beach but the sand was not a problem the here..

    Hey, Orv. The beach sand you could drive on at Daytona, Ormand Beach, Coco Beach, etc., was easily accessed and pretty hard-packed. At Porpoise Point, the trek..... to get to where you see the cars and tents set up..... takes you on a winding path through long stretches of deep, powdery sand and vicious patches of crushed coquina shells that are even harder to deal with.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins

    Nice shot, what I like the most is the low angle. It captures a mood very effectively.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    Nice shot, what I like the most is the low angle. It captures a mood very effectively.

    Thanks, buddy. I was kneeling when I shot this. In an awkward move to stand up, I fell over backwards, My wife caught a shot on her cell phone of me lying prostrate in the surf with my right arm extended straight up, holding the camera above the swirling water. It was not my finest hour.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Thomson, Ga. ex So. Cal.Registered Users Posts: 447 Major grins

    @black mamba said:

    @OrvSal said:
    I remember in the 60's, driving on the Coco beach but the sand was not a problem the here..

    Hey, Orv. The beach sand you could drive on at Daytona, Ormand Beach, Coco Beach, etc., was easily accessed and pretty hard-packed. At Porpoise Point, the trek..... to get to where you see the cars and tents set up..... takes you on a winding path through long stretches of deep, powdery sand and vicious patches of crushed coquina shells that are even harder to deal with.

    Those were the days my friend, thought they would never end! but they did. Memories last forever.

    Have a great day!
    Orv

    Thomson, Ga. USA
    www.Osalisburyphoto.smugmug.com
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins

    :smile: > @black mamba said:

    @Juano said:
    Nice shot, what I like the most is the low angle. It captures a mood very effectively.

    Thanks, buddy. I was kneeling when I shot this. In an awkward move to stand up, I fell over backwards, My wife caught a shot on her cell phone of me lying prostrate in the surf with my right arm extended straight up, holding the camera above the swirling water. It was not my finest hour

    At least you have something to show for your misfortune! :)

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,073 Major grins

    Terrific! You were right to get down to take it.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,110 Major grins

    Aah, Tom, you need to get a camera with a fold out screen like mine so you don't have to humiliate yourself. 😂

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    Terrific! You were right to get down to take it.

    Thanks, Don. I happen to have shot it 3 times, varying the height perspective each time. This one was quickly obvious as being the better image. Take care.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    @sarasphotos said:
    Aah, Tom, you need to get a camera with a fold out screen like mine so you don't have to humiliate yourself. 😂

    Well, Sara, my story gets worse. The camera I was using that day has a wonderful fold out screen feature ( Nikon D7500 ). Honestly, I've never used that feature. I love the camera, but I didn't often use it because I just prefer a camera with more heft....something that seemed to fit my hand better. Then the optional accessory battery pack for the D7500 became available.....much better suited to me now, more to grab hold of, and I use it more frequently

    incidentally, my wife kindly agreed to zap that picture of me in my moment of distress. I knew what would happen. That picture would have made great fodder on the party circuit. I didn't want to deal with that.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,456 Major grins

    This is a good POV, Tom, I like it

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    @willard3 said:
    This is a good POV, Tom, I like it

    Thanks, Will.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
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