Hello, my friends!
This next part in my vacation series comprises a bunch of photos I took at a rather chilly beach in Galveston, Texas. When you think of beaches, you think of sun and warmth, but as we went in February, this one was more… foggy and cold. Hehe. It was a little disappointing but also neat because I’ve never been to a beach in the fog before. And I love fog. At least it made for some neat, eerie-looking photos!
Enjoy some aesthetic, gloomy ocean photography! 🙂
Since we reached this campground before too late, we decided to go out and explore the beach before supper. Only… it was so foggy we couldn’t exactly tell how to get there.
It felt a little eerie, walking around this muddy, deserted plot in the fog. But the pictures were worth it. 😉
An lonely, ominous-looking palm tree beside an abandoned parking lot…
Now for something more cheerful, like this cute little yellow flower Megan found in the sand.
We finally found the beach! The water was freezing, but of course Carmen raced right in anyway. 😛
Even though the atmosphere was kinda gloomy, I was thrilled just to be at a beach. I love beaches!
Cameras, like guns, have the power to stop a bird in mid-flight. I prefer this kind of shooting. 😉
I’m never quite sure if the bubbles on ocean shores are gross or pretty… but these were rainbow-colored, so I’ll go for the latter.
One of my favorite things to do at beaches is to collect shells. It’s always such a fun treasure hunt! Most of the shells on this beach were in fragments, but I found a few whole or nearly-whole ones like this little beauty.
Waves and fire are two things I could watch forever… always moving but never going anywhere. So fascinating.
Isn’t the ombre effect in this one lovely?
Here’s Carmen feeling cold after she dunked under all the way. 😛
I barely managed to catch these geese or birds before they flew past, but I’m so glad I did. Fog just makes everything look haunting and full of stories, doesn’t it?
While I looked for shells and took pictures, my siblings were hard at work building a sand fortress.
Here it is, near completion. Logan probably worked on it the most, which may be why it was so well-built and was still there the next day. 😛
I love this one. Isn’t it neat how the composition of a photo completely changes your perspective?
When Jeff wasn’t helping construct the sandcastle, he was writing his name in the sand, HAHA.
Eventually the light dimmed, our hair was wet with fog and ocean spray, and we were ready to go back for supper and warmth. So we that’s what we did. Logan came a little later because he wanted to work on the sandcastle more first. 🙂
I love this picture too. ❤ It looks like my siblings are all holding hands but they’re not, heh. They’re just walking very in-sync, I suppose.
Doesn’t the campground look strange but aesthetic here? Ahh.
These palm trees made spectacular silhouettes among the clouds.
Doesn’t this one look like an old movie?
I had fun editing these poorly-lit photos with some vintage-style filters. 😀 Somehow it just fits.
This last picture is one of my favorites from the post, despite its graininess. We had just arrived back at the camper and lined up to rinse the sand off our feet before going inside. I love the way the warm light glowing from the window contrasts with the cool, solemn palm trees and still atmosphere. I think the best photos are those that capture not only the way something looked, but how it felt, too.
*happy sigh* Beaches… That was so fun. 😀 Anyway, there’s your third installment of our vacation, guys! If you haven’t already done so, feel free to check out the first part here and second part here. I’ll be back with my next and probably last part next week: exploring New Orleans! Until then…
Which photo(s) did you like best? Would you build a sandcastle, write your name in the sand, collect shells, or get drenched in ocean water?
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 35mm lens. Edited with Lightroom.