Shooting people for Jake’s theme.

So yesterday found me out and about with the early morning walkers along our beach path.Β  Jake wanted people, so my iPhone and I were on a mission to shoot a few unsuspecting victims. It was quite easy to get shots of people from a fair distance away, so I got the fishermen who are an almost permanent feature of our beach. There is our port city of Durban in the distance, and the white structure you can see is the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Moses Mabhida Stadium. If you look for the tree sticking up on the right, you will be looking at where I live; not actually in the tree, but just to the right of it. πŸ™‚

I just couldn’t bring myself to tackle people head on, so sneakily got their back views in my sights. This woman’s dress would be very good for target practice. πŸ™‚

This beach vendor wears all of her wares, as she wends her way to her stand, further along the path. She must have had at least a dozen hats on her head.

These young ladies came bouncing past us, and ran joyously down onto the sand for a frolic in the waves.

We saw many joggers, and dog walkers, and also a few dad’s out with babies in strollers, probably giving their wives a much-needed Sunday morning lie-in.

There were only a few people on the pier,

and a couple of long board surfers, were paddling their way out to sea. They were doing really well, but shortly after I took this photo, they both fell off their boards.

We managed to resist the tempting smells coming from the kitchen of the beach-side restaurant in the old life-guard station. We had a much healthier breakfast option of fresh strawberries waiting at home. I couldn’t however resist sneaking a pic of these two life guards keeping watch over the bathers from their tower at Bronze Beach. Well one was keeping watch, whilst it seems the other one was catching up on his sleep. πŸ™‚

Right at the end of the path, the sand sucker-upper, was getting himself geared up for the day.

Some people have to work, whilst others can just relax and watch the waves.

By this time, my tummy was telling me that it was past my breakfast time, so it was quick march for the 2 kms back home. That strawberry smoothie went down very well indeed. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed my random Sunday morning shootings. For more takes on Jake’s theme, just click here.

81 comments on “Shooting people for Jake’s theme.

  1. Pingback: sunday post: people « my sweetpainteddreams

  2. Shame on me! I can’t even bare the thought of carrying my grocery while that lady carries her livelihood. Shame on me!

    Love the lifeguard pic the most.

  3. Glad to see you managed your shooting in a sneaky fashion without any bodies left behind. πŸ˜‰ Though that target sounds like a huge temptation. Great shots, my dear!

  4. I really love your beach photograph my friend , what a great place to relax thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Gianna. Yes the architecture of the pier is built around a whale-bone theme. It is lit up at night with bright blue lights which reflect off the ocean. Beautiful.

  5. Happy to have walked with you along the beach. Love how the sky looks and the colorful women with the hats and buckets plus the target dress are delightful.


  6. The napping lifeguard’s a bit of a worry.. Beautiful beach. Like you, I just can’t bring myself to take pictures of strangers head on.. crowds I’m cool with but the candid pics.. I’ll leave those to others.. πŸ˜‰

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