Day 3: Cloudy beach

Of course when I knew I was going to have a week of work, the image of sand, sun and the ocean imediatly came to my mind!

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Today hubby and I finally went to the beach with a friend. I could feel my toes touching the water and the heat from the sun on my skin… Until we got there and a huge group of clouds decided to show up. Bummer…to say the least.

I’ve been waiting some time to go to the beach and when I finally do it was cloudy…and cold…and breeze… BUT, I still had a great time. We talked, we catched some Pokemon and I took some nice photos!

I took all of these with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4 and then developed them using Lightroom! I don’t really like to take my camera to the beach if I know I’m going to be there for a while and I might not pay much attention to taking care of it. So today, I decided to use my phone! You can take great pictures with any camera, the important thing is to have a curious eye and pay attetiong to details :).

A day at the beach

For me I think there’s nothing like a beach day . And last weekend I had a great one. I went, with the best company to Villasar de Mar, a town north of Barcelona.

I also had the opportunity to take a lot of pictures and I loved the results . At first it was a little afraid to face my camera to the breeze, water and sand but then, as the sunset approached the light became so spectacular that I could not resist . Of course I must add here that  I have a huge preference to photographing with this light. There’s something about that time of the day that is find very special.

Freezing waves

I spent some time photographing the waves. I loved how they lit up and I wanted to freeze the motion and light to remember, and share the feeling of peace they gave me. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the soft sunlight at its perfect temperature and the feeling of soaked sand under my feet.

Everytime I see pictures of waves, my attention is caught by the forms they make. Sometimes they seem more like if they were solid sculptures than water. So, I tried to capture some of that in my photos and I must addmit i’m pretty happy with the results.

Sand Macro

With such good lighting and this type of sand, I could not resist to take some macros. The beach is a beautifull picture when we put it together, but it’s always good to look at things a little more closely and appreciate all the details.

Here is a small gallery of the photos I took that day. There’s a bit of everything. Enjoy!


I enjoyed this day very much, especially now that I live in a new country where there isnt summer all year round . Iim starting to appreciatte and enjoy what each season has to offer. Soon I will have the opportunity, for the first time, to photograph winter. But for now we still have a little more summer to seize.