6.25.2009

florida 8: umbrellas
















there were so many umbrellas of all different colors on the beach in florida. every one was begging to be photographed. so that i did. and then some. are you sick of beach umbrellas yet? most of the above shots are s.o.o.c. or slightly adjusted {color}. i obviously made the last one black and white, too.

but the below shots are ones that i played around with. i couldn't even tell you what i did. i was just playing until i liked what i saw. mind you, i have a dull and faded old monitor. i just hope i did not overdo it on some of these.






this last one was my favorite. here it is with no edits, too.

25 comments:

alissa said...

these are all so perfectly summer. craving a beach...

maccandace said...

I really like this series. I especially like the ones where only the umbrella and the sky (or ocean) are in the pic. But, yeah, it sure makes me want to go to the beach, too. It's a perfect summer series!

Alicia said...

Wonderful umbrellas! I love the first one and the last two... but they are ALL wonderful!

beth said...

wow...I didn't realize how much I miss being on the beach until just now...and these are amazing !

I love the last ones, too...either way....as I'm falling in love with photos like this {is there a name for them} where there is a close focus and a blurred behind...like my sheep photo from yesterday....

My Morning Walk said...

This makes me want to go on a beachy vacation! It looks just dreamy. These are really wonderful! I liked both ~ your unedited and then the edited ones were very fun.

Maisy said...

The very first photo is my favorite. I have a hard time editing on my computer screen too...

Char said...

love the umbrellas - I have a special place in my heart for them too. I really really really love the ones I see peering through the sea oats.

Oliag said...

This is probably my favorite of your series of Florida pictures!...I love them all and if it ever gets sunny here in RI I will have to go to the RI beaches and try to take pics of the umbrellas there!

spread your wings said...

these big and bold, bright and colorful umbrellas make me happy. i'd like to sit under any of them and read a book and listen to the water lap and the waves crash - such relaxation. i want a beach trip so badly.

elk said...

these are exquisite and I like that there are no people...just sun surf and sky ...you really showed these so well...I ALWAYS use an umbrella and can hear the surf as i gaze on these

A. Jarrett said...

I will never tire of umbrellas at the beach! Beautiful collection!

Sandy K. said...

What lovely flights of fancy you have captured. I absolutely love the images/series - and I may like the umbrella against the water best. But I also loved how you played with your images to create new ones. Well done! Makes me want to run out and find a spot of color to chase:).

Angie said...

All of them are great, but num. 6 is awesome!

georgia b. said...

thanks, angie! number 6 is one of my faves, too. i also like no. 8.

Liss said...

I’ve never seen so many umbrella’s on a beach ever!
I love the different colours, they really do look like fun to photograph.

Heather said...

Ah, looks perfect. Sun, water, colorful umbrellas and camera in hand. Hubby and I are going on our first vacation ALONE since having kidlets (well, since honeymooning actually -- 10 year anniversary seemed like a good time to do it again!). I'm very much looking forward to trying my hand at some ocean photography!!

georgia b. said...

oh, that's awesome, heather! happy 10-year anniversary. our ten-year will be a little over a year from now. we always talked about going back to jamaica for that. but it might have to be florida instead. :)

have a wonderful vacation! can't wait to see your ocean pics.

Toni said...

Oh, wow, Georgia! You have a wonderful series here. Love the umbrellas and their bright cheery colors. Makes me really miss the beach. I reallly love the ones you played around with - excellent job.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Love Love Love these pics.

Lisa said...

love these photos! i have a thing for umbrellas...there definitely IS something about them that begs to be photographed. :P

i also love the ones you played around with. they turned out really cool! thank you for these...

Erica said...

Awesome! I like the surreal looking one the best, I think (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iQZhzSvFt9w/SkQ49gXqawI/AAAAAAAAGWo/npmD7YwrcS0/s1600-h/florida_umbrella_10.jpg)

Joy said...

Now I want a beach umbrella, even though I'm thousands of miles from the ocean... The one photo, looks like the chairs are floating in the ocean.

Joy said...

You know, I really think I should get a beach umbrella. All those luscious colors... I'm going to look for some on the internet right now!

Carolyn Ford said...

I am curious where in Florida these pictures were taken? I took similar pictures of the beach peering through the sea oats in the Florida Keys at Bahia Honda State Park in late May. The umbrellas are so amazing! I love it!

georgia b. said...

hi, carolyn. they were taken on the beach in long boat key which is near sarasota. {on the gulf side}