A typical day along the shore at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Delaware's shoreline is a national treasure - there's even a proposal to turn part of it into a National Park, which would be Delaware's first (it is currently the only US state without any area or monument run by the National Parks Service). Each day in the summer, the shoreline is thick with umbrellas, blankets, and sunbathers.
The large amount of sand in FG is a new development; horrible winter storms in 2007 wiped away much of the beach, and it had to be rebuilt by the Army Corps of Engineers, along with Bethany's boardwalk. It was recreated as a much wider and more stable beach, with large dunes to protect from erosion. It's good in that it protects the beach and boardwalk from future storms, but unfortunate in that you can no longer see the ocean from the boardwalk itself, as the dunes are in the way.
To get this shot, therefore, I had to use one of the walkways over the dunes; the people behind me trying to get onto the beach were less than thrilled at my clogging up the passageway with my slow, deliberate photo attempts!
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rogerl (1616) 2012-09-29 5:21
Nice color contrasts, between the deep blue ocean and the umbrellas. Not much happening here, just a day at the beach, as it should be.
I'd consider de-greening the beach just a little bit.
UlfE (14641) 2012-09-29 6:02
Really great beach scene. The photo is very well-composed where the parasols and the lady in the foreground form a nice curve ending in the left bottom corner. The lady is also well positioned. I also like that all parasols and people are within the frame. I would say that the composition could not have been very much better than this. TFS and have a nice weekend!
marabu61 (10915) 2012-09-30 14:58
Just a regular day at the beach, everybody enjoying himself. Well framed with the colorful sunshades in the diagonal.
Is the sand on this beach really that color?
have a great week
raszid62 (18515) 2012-10-11 11:19
Beautiful reminder hot summer. How I wanted to be at this time on that beach. Well-composed image colors and excellent quality.