Autumn on the Beach, and other lessons

This weekend we escaped to the cottage. Although on Friday morning I was not looking forward to packing up and getting there, waking up to sunny blue skies on Saturday morning made it all worth while.

I took my camera off to the beach, to capture some textures and colours. I was amazed by the autumnal feel to the path on the way to the beach, down to the river, over the foot bridge and through the sand dunes. Usually I am keeping up with the kids as they race to the waves on the beach, but on Saturday I had time to linger on the path and here are a few of the images I captured.

It was lovely to not have to defend WHY I was photographing a frost-burned nettle leaf!
On the beach, the autumn colours continued with some amazing variety of seaweeds which had been washed up that morning. The surf was impressive, and a few brave souls were enjoying the waves.So, lessons learned this week

LESSON 1 – I miss spending time taking photos, and I need to do it more often.

LESSON 2.- I love the beach out of season

LESSON 3 – I now have a FIVE year old!LESSON 4 – I miss digital scrapbooking too – here is my most recent layout.

LESSON 5 – Someone has asked me to take photos at their wedding THIS SATURDAY! Lovely to be asked, but now slightly panicking! It will be a very informal wedding, and they don’t want any of the traditional photos – just lots of candid photos and a few wee details. I have permission to share some of the photos on my blog – so be sure to come back to see how I got on.

LESSON 6 – This is STILL my fave place to photograph trees!
For more lessons, visit Jo-Lynne’s blog and see what other bloggers have been learning and sharing this week.

33 thoughts on “Autumn on the Beach, and other lessons”

  1. Oh my word. Eye Candy. I love to come here and give my eyes and soul a little rest.

    I love the perspective and details you capture. Happy birthday to your little man. I’m still praying for you all.

  2. thedomesticfringe

    These are amazing, amazing pictures! I can’t stop looking at them.

    Your son is adorable!

  3. Creative Junkie

    He’s so stinkin’ cute, JanMary!

    Lovely photographs, as usual – makes me want to run/swim right over there!

  4. i had to delete my comment..i accidentaly pressed ‘post’ and im not yet done…hahaha
    your pictures are wonderful! love them all… makes me want to learn more about photography. and the kids are growing so fast!! oH… how time flies…

  5. elizabeth holder

    love your photos –
    I too wish I could spend more time taking pictures –
    your son is such a cutie –
    can’t wait to see your wedding photos!

  6. 5 years old? Wow – he’s getting so big. He’s very photogenic. I love the forest/park where you take your tree pics. I think I’ve told you before that your last pic should be sold on your etsy site. It’s gorgeous.

  7. Your little red head! In the second shot from the bottom, of him, it makes you just want to grab that face and kiss those cheeks.
    I love the beach best at times of year like Fall and Spring. I especially liked the black and white one of the waves.
    Mama Bear

  8. Gorgeous photos! I love the beach in any season πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see your wedding pics too!

  9. I so enjoyed seeing your photos today. It was relaxing just looking at them. You really have a talent for photography so I agree – you need to do more of it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lovely, lovely, lovely photographs! I adore going to the beach off season as well. It’s much more peaceful. I think I’d love taking pictures of those trees too – they are awesome! Good luck photographing the wedding this weekend. You’ll do a wonderful job I’m sure!

  11. Beautiful Jan. You really captured some amazing still life there… you have got SKILLS girl!!

    And YEAH about the wedding! Of course you will do great and have lots to share… I can’t wait to see!


  12. Hi there!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚
    You take some lovely photographs!

    Look forward to stopping by your blog and reading more. πŸ™‚


  13. Eye Candy is RIGHT. I LOVE your photos. The depth and the textures and the lighting – not to mention the content of the photos. Some are beautiful, some peaceful, some funky.

    Just really GOOD.

  14. You have a great Blog!
    Your layouts and Pics are very creative.
    It gives pleasure and is a joy to have a look at your Blog.

  15. bentonflocke

    wow I lost my words – these pictures are totally stunning – I love all your wild autumn-beach-and sea pictures they are so great and I missed them.

    cool and cute shots from your 5 year old boy

    Have a good time!

  16. JM – you will be FINE with the photos of the wedding. You have THE EYE and will be amazed how simple it is – you will get lost in the taking of the photos and the art of it. Because they have given you free licence to be creative – do IT! I rarely see OVERHEAD photos of the bride and groom (stand on a chair above them) nor, floor ups (yep, get down on the floor dear haha) – I KNOW your photos are going to be amazing, as usual.

    I LOVE the autumn beach you have captured. Some people NEVER notice all the small things you captured – or at least in does not ‘register’. Thanks for this little seaside moment in my day. I feel refreshed.

    Love, Barb

  17. Kari @ p.s.

    Stopped by from SITS. Beautiful photos! Lovely lessons learned. Congrats on the 5 year old and the wedding to photograph. Interested in seeing those. You do amazing work.

  18. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle

    Hi, coming via SITS. Wonderful photographs. Hope you had a great experience photographing the wedding. I love looking at wedding pictures, even if I don’t know the couple. Weddings are such joyous occasions.

  19. Tricia McWhorter

    Stopping by from SITS. Really lovely photos you have hereβ€”great eye. I’ll be back to see the bride in black!

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