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Long Hot Summer - People Watching


Looking South toward Old Mexico

As I sat at the covered tables near the beach, I watched the people and sipped from my bottle of icy, refreshing, water. I watched people,  through my lens, from so many walks of life. I really enjoy this quiet time after my walks...




THE PIER

From around and under the long fishing pier, the sea was a bit choppy at times...



...the fishermen were beginning to line up along the pier railings [again I used my zoom to move in on the trio]:



SURF BOARDS AND KEYBOARDS





FAMILY FUN AND QUIET REFLECTION










54 comments :

  1. my favorite is the lady in the striped dress. i love people watching with or without a camera... i prefer my beaches just like your first photo, me and no one else... except of course Bob. the water shots look so real i feel like i got wet....

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    1. I too prefer the 'abandoned beaches'!

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  2. {{{Big, Big Smiles}}} It is like I am there...sigh...I do miss the beach...but love the mountains...smiles

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    1. I miss the Mountains of Colorado, but love the beach!!! lol

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  3. Really nice shots, Anni. Very interesting people out your way. Thanks for the idea for a post! :-)

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    1. It would be a real pleasure to see the people YOU'RE watching!!

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  4. The good thing about people watching is that you can do it anywhere. This is a very nice series of beach people. I especially like your shots of the little boy in the blue cap.

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    1. I was very envious of his long eyelashes!!!

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  5. I love the choppy water and the piers.It is interesting to see how many different ways people can enjoy the same area.

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  6. Ohhhh Anni what great shots of your people watching.
    That little boy in the yellow shirt and blue hat is A D O R A B L E!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom
    PS we have been told by our builder this is the last week of stuff...but we think it will be a few days longer. At least all the demo is over and TOGM can dust off her brain.

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    1. Getting the dust from the grey matter is always good!!!

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  7. I love the shot of under and through the pier! Stealth shots! Snapping people while they are unaware! I LOVE doing this, but I don't do it well. Not near as well as YOU do! I love the surfboards and keyboards! And this cute little boy in yellow with his mom. Thanks for letting us sit with you and see the beach activity today! I live very far from any beaches.

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    1. Oh then....come on over Ginny, I'll take you to the beach with me!

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  8. Fun at the beach. Appreciate you sharing.

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  9. People watching is great fun and I also love the pier with the splashing water around it

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    1. Glad you enjoyed being with me, people watching Margaret.

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  10. I love people watching. It's very entertaining. Love all these shots. I also loved your comment on snap edit scrap. Or should I say on Bark Slurp Crunch....lol

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  11. Good morning! You have captured two of my favorite things in life! Summertime and people watching especially at the beach!

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    1. Anywhere for me to watch people....except for one exception...those crazies behind the wheel driving like they're insane. LOL

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  12. Love all of these candid shots. The water, though wild, looks very inviting. Thank you for linking up with "Through My Lens".

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  13. Delightful people watching photos! Lovely beach! Is it Padre Island???

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thanks....Yes, it IS padre island, but not the popular SOUTH Padre Island...this is still the same island barrier, but NORTH padre island...about 200 miles from the resort section of the island.

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  14. People watching makes a change from bird watching Anni. Both are very entertaining but the way the world is now, I am always wary of taking pictures of people. Birds don't mind though. See you weekend Anni.

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    1. Oh yes, I usually try to be careful on my subjects. Don't want anyone attacking me for taking their photo.

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  15. Hello, the beach is a great place to people watch. I love the first shot and the little blue in yellow. Great series of photos! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. I too enjoyed the little boy's enthusiasm! He was a doll face.

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  16. The beach looks inviting.

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  17. What a great place to go people-watching!

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    1. It was getting busy just as I was readying to leave.

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  18. People watching is fun in touristy areas...all walks of life. I really like to see kids playing outdoors and having such a great time.

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    1. Me too...the very same thought ran through my mind about the kids outdoors with much activity.

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  19. I love watching people at the beach. Everyone is always so in tune with the waves and sun and sand! Cute connector to Through My Lens. :-)

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  20. I can feel the fresh air! Would love to walk there (for quiet reflection).

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    1. A prefect place for quiet times!!!

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  21. Ocean/Sea or any body of water do make us quiet and reflective. And when that happens, I tend to watch people and wonder about our lives and this vast universe.

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    1. Me too...I love hearing the giggles of children playing in the surf, the families enjoying themselves, the quiet reflections of some...it's all a part in the day.

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  22. Great photos of the water, under the pier and people watching. I always enjoy people watching :) Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog recently Anni. Very much appreciated.

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  23. I'd love to be at the beach!

    I remember fishing like that on South Padre Island. I had good luck!
    ~

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    1. There always seems to be fishermen around, and the catching is usually pretty good when I'm around.

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  24. Dearest Anni; Oh My, I reminisce my late father used to take us beach and enjoy sea bathing or seashell digging♪ WONDERFUL beach pictures people enjoying summer. And I LOVE your collage as well♡♡♡

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    1. There is nothing like spending time on a beach, doing just what you're describing!!

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  25. I love people watching at the beach and elsewhere. Great photos.

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    1. We have that in common...I too like watching people.

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  26. What beautiful photos of the ocean. I also love to people watch. Wonderful beach scenes.

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  27. I would love to be able to sit and wildlife and people watch by the ocean Anni.... Michelle

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    1. Thanks for hosting Michelle.

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