Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photographic Timing....It's Just Not That Easy

While on vacation in Virginia
we went to Buckroe Beach in Hampton.
If you've been reading here very long
you know that we love this beach in February.

It is a great time to visit the beach if you are just about 
the ocean views and you are not wanting to 
go into the water or enjoy views of the bikini clad body type.
We prefer to avoid bikinis....
on us or on anyone else.

So, this makes February a great time for a visit.

Chelsea and her friend Kim love to 
clown for the camera.

I told them to jump.
I would get an action shot.

Sure sounded easy enough.

Here's the photo evidence that it is not 
as simple as clicking the perfect shot.
With the point and shoot you just get one click
per effort. 
Not the repeat clickage those with more advanced
cameras can enjoy.

So, there was take number one.

I don't know if I was too early or too late....

Take Two.
Nope, not that time either.

Take Three.
Too soon.
I was beginning to think it was never going to happen.

Finally, jump number four captured what we were going for....

One happy click.
Two jumping young ladies.
So much fun.

The girls just happened to wear the same color
that day...
which of course we noticed right away.
But as it looked so nice on each of them we
decided it was fun.

Just before we left the beach I noticed a couple
out for a stroll.
She had on this exact shade as well.
So, not being the shy type I asked her if she
would be willing to have her photo taken with the girls.
She was so sweet and agreed immediately.

So random, but so cool.
Thanks Shawn!
You rock!!


PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

I love the progression, you need a camera setting that will let you take a bunch of pictures in quick succession!

I have a picture of a couple, they took a picture of my friend Heather and I on vacation, and then said 'now you take a picture of us'.... it was the funniest thing.

Vee said...

Three beautiful gals! Love the jumping. Do you suppose that Shawn would have tried that, too?