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  #132 Childhood Memories
Entry 6 of 19
Sand between the toes       ©2013 babysister
Panasonic DMC-FZ7       6th place, 107 points
1/1600s, f7.1, ISO 400, 36mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Crop, replace sky, hue, sharpen, some cloning.       Extra Info: The smell, the squeaking of the sand, the sound and feel of the sea, the heat, and the crabs in the rock pools.
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Sep 24, 2013
    Thank you all for the interesting recollections of your own beach experiences. We always had our holidays at the beach in the Summer, and often went there at other times during the year. We went down mid morning, came home for lunch, then went back again until it got cool.

This photo was taken at Mornington which is on Port Phillip Bay south of Melbourne in Australia. The colour is true. If you haven't experienced Australia "light" you might find it hard to believe that the colours can be so bright.

As per the forum's concerns with photographing children I had certainly asked this mother if I could include them in the picture but that they would not be recognisable. So Mepo I had to keep my promise.
Explorer40: I replaced the sky because when I tried to darken it I had trouble with noise so it was easier to replace it with another version of better quality which was very close to the original sky.
Thanks for voting for me and all the lovely comments.

Sep 24, 2013
    Congratulations babysister!

Sep 23, 2013
    Congrats- I'd love to be walking that beach - rock pools are my favourite.

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Sep 23, 2013
    Isn't it that we still feel a bit like children when we are at the beach? At least it is my feeling. In my TT.

Sep 23, 2013
    And the sand in the bathers and the sandwiches and your hair.

Sep 22, 2013
    I like this for the memories it brings back to me. Summers at the beach were always a highlight. I was surprised to see that you replaced the sky, was it from another shot or just adding the stripes? In either case you did a nice job. Looks like a nice place to live or visit, where is it?

Sep 22, 2013
    Wonderful memories - there's nothing quite like the adventures you can have with sand and water - so many discoveries, so much you can do. Thanks for the beautiful reminder!

Sep 21, 2013
    All excellent memories for me too. I just wish you had zoomed a lot closer to the pair on the beach so we could get more involved it whatever they are doing. Love the sand and the cliff face in particular.

Sep 20, 2013
    and the sky was either blue or it was raining. My mother felt that sitting a beach all day for a week was wasting valuable visiting time.
like the composition down the rock pool with somebody near it.
The only thing missing is dad with the knotted handkerchief as a sun hat and his trousers rolled to the knee..............

Sep 20, 2013
    I like the image and the feeling it imparts. The foliage seems to have lost (or never had) some clarity, however, and appears "soft" and less distinct than other parts. The textures and composition are attractive, but the overall exposure (esp. the figures on the beach) seems a tad overblown.

Sep 19, 2013
    A nice landscape shot in lovely light.
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