Thursday, 3 December 2015

On the beach



Nothing very profound from me this week, just a small selection of family beach photos that I vaguely compare with the Robinson Crusoe prompt. The subjects range from Mary at Phillip Island in 1947, through her son (c.1972), daughter-in-law and a couple of grandchildren at various beaches in more recent years, down to her great granddaughter Isabelle holidaying at Broadstairs Kent in 2015. Whilst they appear as solitary figures, of course none of them are Robinson Crusoe, as the saying goes, because naturally all the photos would have been taken by their companions. 
For more blogs about solitary figures and sandy scenes, be sure to leave your footprints at Sepia Saturday #308

17 comments:

Lorraine Phelan said...

Quite right, Jo. We do tend to forget the photographer.

Anonymous said...

There may be someone else nearby taking the photo but it's nice to see beaches uncluttered by hordes of people. Happy memories.

Anne Young said...

everybody seems to be enjoying themselves :)

Kerryn Taylor said...

lovely photos Jo

Bob Scotney said...

Even in the age of selfies we could not match these.

Alan Burnett said...

You are quite right - you are never alone in a beach photo (although the selfie-stick may have changed all that) I wonder if Robinson Crusoe used a selfie stick or whether Man Friday drew that illustration.

Kristin said...

I was thinking just that - he used a selfie stick, Robinson Crusoe that is - after he made a camera from flotsome and jetsome.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I went looking for solitary figures on the beach, but couldn't find any. Like Mary!!

Little Nell said...

Nicely done; I love beach photos and these are varied and imteresting.

La Nightingail said...

A very nice & appropriate collage of beach pix. I especially like the two barefoot shots.

Sharon said...

How I miss the beach! I love that the dress style is for cooler weather in most photos! Typically Victorian :)

Jo Featherston said...

Four of the six photos were taken on Victorian beaches, but the one at centre top was on Kangaroo Island in April 2012, so not swimming or sunbathing weather really.

Mike Brubaker said...

Brilliant! And I think you got the footprints too!

Tattered and Lost said...

I especially like the one of you in the wide expanse. I bet that's a lovely shot blown-up.

kathy said...

Beautiful photos. You even have one with a happy dog.

Wendy said...

What an artful arrangement of photos.

anyjazz said...

Your photographs make me long for a day at the beach.