My wife wants to make me some business cards. At this point, I’m not doing the craft fair scene, but I’m probably headed that way. In the mean time the only strangers who ask me about my Etsy store are those beachwalkers who pass me during a photo shoot.
So my wife wanted a photo of lots of spoons on the beach. Easy, right? So I took my dog, Clover, out to the beach. We were greeted by a churning ocean hungry to eat the entire beach. Now, when I go out to take photos I always consult my tide chart. I aim for a low, but still falling tide, because the ocean is less likely to steal my spoons and the sand is still untrammeled.
Today, I could only find a small patch of sand below a bluff, sheltered by a log like a feeble dam. I was quick, but still, there were a couple waves that threatened to breach the log and there I was, cursing them to stop as I imagined them sweeping over the log and washing my entire inventory into the sea.
I got the shot, quickly, and headed back to the parking lot, doing some “shopping” for some driftwood on the return trip. I have a customer who wants a bunch of really small decorative driftwood bowls to give away for the holidays. I like small bowls – less concave sanding!
So with slightly wet feet, I made it back, timing my pace to the ebb and flow of the waves. Next time, I’ll consult the tide chart, or at the very least, bring my Xtra Tuffs. It wasn’t a day meant for landlubbers. This guy had the right idea.