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August 22, 2010

Morning Walk

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I was having trouble deciding where to get started with sharing my photos from Maine.  I actually have list written here in front of me of all the different themes or titles or subjects I could use to share different groups of pictures.  As anxious as I am to share as much as possible, I know my vacation photos won’t be as interesting to you as they are to me, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to cull down to some favorites or the ones that will help me tell a story.  I finally decided to start with how I started almost every morning of my vacation: with a walk on the beach.


This particular morning started out with fog lying over the water.  I wasn’t sure whether I’d end up getting any nice photos.  One of the great things about the place we stayed, Hills Beach in Biddeford, is the extreme fluctuation between low and high tide.  The tide was on its way out on this morning, so it made for great places to walk.


I walked a long stretch of beach, past the area where I stayed as a child, to a breakwater, still cloaked in fog, that I know very well.

This breakwater, and another across from it, create a channel into a small harbor.  The water remains deep enough, even at low tide, to be able to take a boat out to the open water.

I climbed onto and walked along the breakwater until the little harbor was in plain sight, where the fog was beginning to lift.

I was struck by the beautiful blue of the water as the sun broke through the fog.

I was delighted by what I found around the bend from this scene.  But I am not telling what it was that I found and of which I happily photographed many many pictures.  You will have to come back to this blog another day this week to find out!  (Feel free to theorize in the comments.)

After a good amount of time spent with the mystery photography subject, I turned back and headed toward the breakwater that I have hopped along since childhood – although I admit to hopping a bit more cautiously this time around with the Rebel in hand.

I stood on “my” breakwater and took comfort in the fact that there are still a few things about “my” beach that hadn’t changed.  I looked out as the remains of the fog lifted, and a sparkling day began.


  1. I’m guessing a seal since we saw one ourselves! Did you know that by law you have to stand at least 50 ft. away?

    Love your photos! Love to see a perspective different than mine. We should do one of those photo matching posts like “3191 mornings” but with our Maine vacation pictures.

    Comment by Becky Sue — August 22, 2010 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

    • Nice guess, but no. I would have loved to have seen a seal though! How cool that you did!

      I hadn’t heard about 3191 mornings. What is that about?

      Comment by Karma — August 22, 2010 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  2. Hmm, if it wasn’t a seal I am stumped. Was it a beach blanket bingo party?

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — August 22, 2010 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

    • Ha, ha! No, but that would’ve been pretty funny!

      Comment by Karma — August 22, 2010 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  3. Sorry, I meant to post a link. It’s these two women from across the country that posted a photo each morning and then later, evening. I followed them for a bit in the beginning and then a while later saw that they were published. http://3191ayearofmornings.com/mornings/

    Comment by Becky Sue — August 22, 2010 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

    • I checked that out. Pretty cool! I’ve been loving seeing your perspective too.

      Comment by Karma — August 23, 2010 @ 9:09 am | Reply

  4. So beautiful! I love walking on the beach (and look for seashells), I could do that all day long.
    Love the pics, and I can’t wait to find out what that mystery subject was!

    Comment by thedailyclick — August 23, 2010 @ 9:22 am | Reply

    • No guesses Michaela? For some reason I thought you might have a funny one! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — August 23, 2010 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

  5. What a lovely walk you had! It brought together two of my favorite ingredients: the beach and fog.

    I am looking forward to seeing what else you came up with (especially the mystery subject!).

    Comment by Robin — August 23, 2010 @ 11:53 am | Reply

    • Thank you! Mystery subject coming soon!

      Comment by Karma — August 23, 2010 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  6. You’ve begun your vacation tale quite well, Karen! I’m hooked!

    Hmmmm, did you see Hot Air Balloons?

    Comment by milkayphoto — August 23, 2010 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

    • Good – come back soon for part two! 🙂
      Not hot air balloons, but that would have made for some very pretty pictures!

      Comment by Karma — August 23, 2010 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  7. Very enjoyable taking a walk with you. I really like the photo of the break wall. I bet the fog gave you fits with the exposures. It is one of the tricky situations like snow is.

    Mystery subject guess: Naked sunbathers (I know it was foggy, I didn’t say they were smart naked sunbathers). 😀

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — August 23, 2010 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

    • LOL, Scott! Nope, no naked sunbathers!
      You know, I really don’t remember fussing with the exposure all that much that morning. I think I let the camera choose for me that day because I just wasn’t sure what fog required.

      Comment by Karma — August 23, 2010 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  8. Now, see, I really liked that first foggy one, with the silvery boat emerging from the mist. That’s exactly what mornings on the shore are like. And, um, I thought the log people in the last image were naked sunbathers–I covered the Cowboy’s eyes–but then I saw they were wearing their bark.

    Comment by Gerry — August 23, 2010 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

    • Log people – ha, ha! I sometimes wonder what it must be like to be in your brain! 😀

      Comment by Karma — August 23, 2010 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

  9. I love the beach, you’ve captured some great views. I like walking in the morning also, not much of a morning person but I’m afraid to miss all the beautiful views. 🙂

    Comment by Nye — August 24, 2010 @ 12:40 am | Reply

    • Hi Nye! Thanks for stopping by! ( Gee I just made a little rhyme there!) I wouldn’t call myself a morning person either, but somehow, when I am on vacation, getting up early is not a problem. I think I just want to spend as much time as possible with my feet in the sand.

      Comment by Karma — August 24, 2010 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  10. A most delightful walk along your beach… and an even more special morning for someone from the Alps. I simply loved your pictures and all the reflections you shared. As for the mystery… not a mermaid, is it ? 😉

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — August 24, 2010 @ 7:34 am | Reply

    • Thank you, Isa. I’m glad you enjoyed the walk. Wouldn’t a mermaid have been fun! 😉 Check out my next blog post to see what the mystery was!

      Comment by Karma — August 24, 2010 @ 9:08 am | Reply

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