Category Archives: Beach Life

From Sunrise To Sunset

In the city of Myrtle Beach I always have opportunities to visit local areas where I can capture amazing sunrises and sunsets. In these photos you will see the sunrise from the shore of Myrtle Beach and the sunset captured from a market area named “Broadway At The Beach.” 

Now, while these moments were planned, there are times that I see things around this beautiful city I would like to photograph, but I do not have my DSLR camera in hand. I have often wished that there was a compact DSLR camera with the same capabilities to capture in high-megapixel quality and powerful enough to take even the best low-light photos. A camera that I could easily carry in my pocket or throw in my purse. Recently I was introduced to The Light L16 Camera, developed by Light.co, and they have developed just this style of compact camera. I was thrilled to be asked to be part of their #VantagePoint Project which you can check out on Pinterest

“The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.” ~Alexandra Elle

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Myrtle Beach at Sunrise© by Mac


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Myrtle Beach at Sunrise© by Mac


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Sunset at Broadway© by Mac


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Sunset at Broadway© by Mac

Photos taken with Nikon D3400
Myrtle Beach, SC
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by Mac©

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Let’s Be Mermaids

“Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid, then always be a mermaid!”

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Letters M or N
“M” is for Mermaid in the Market

The Mermaid Fountain
Market Commons, Myrtle Beach, SC
Photos taken with a Nikon D3400
by Mac

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My Lost Property

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Reflective by Mac©

I’m feeling something’s gone in me, but don’t know what it could be
And yet my heart is still all in tact, don’t know then what it is I lack
Often it seems to be very hard to cope, maybe I have lost all my hope
But my soul is surely in its place, and a smile is still across this face
Found my mind and it seems hazy and yes it’s even a wee bit crazy
Maybe I’ll not find my way, I could give up, look again another day

But on and on I’ll search some more, coming to this peaceful shore
Up to the water’s edge and take a look, realized that I have mistook
Many things my reflection shows to me, finding who I’m ment to be
In the search to find what’d been removed, I realized I’ve improved
So if you find my lost property, will you please let it go and set it free

by Mac 

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The Dunes

“Let my toes teach the shore
how to feel a tranquil life
through the wetness of sands

Let my heart latch the door
of blackness, as all my pain
now blue sky understands”
― Munia Khan

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Starts With C & D ~The Dunes

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by Mac©

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Oasis To My Soul

An oasis with water is cool to my skin 
Giving such shade from the heat of the day
Lets me rest from the world’s loud din

So is your love this way for my soul
A breathe of fresh air and a sweet melody
 Touches my heart, making me whole©

by Mac

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Oasis by Mac©

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Oasis by Mac©

In Response to Sunday Trees

Myrtle Beach, SC
Photos by Mac, Nikon D3400

 

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“B” Is For Birds

“When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the booming sea
As the seagulls flutter round about me

I can run about–when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish
Oh-to live by the sea is my only wish.”
~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: A or B “Birds”

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Photos by Mac, taken with a Nikon D3400

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Rainbows All Around

These photos were taken in Surfside Beach, SC; a very colorful little seaside town.  The following art piece was done by a local artist (Thomas Simpson, 2009). It is painted on the side of an entire restaurant. Quite eye-catching for this normal cinder block building. 

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Surfside Beach Art© by Mac

You will find many places with very colorful houses, on the beach and off; they are on stilts  (as you will see often on the West Coast, but not as often on the East Coast). This is a beautiful place, just a 20 minute drive from Myrtle Beach and less tourist ridden. Many of these houses are for rent, weekly, monthly, exc. There are also locals and many great local restaurants within walking and golf cart distance.

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Rainbow Houses #1© by Mac

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Rainbow Houses #2© by Mac

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Water Way© by Mac

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Rainbow Street© by Mac

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge
Photography by Mac, Nikon D3400

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