Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It's November. Which translates as cold in Chicago, which means the imminent arrival of snow, wind and misery. So how do I cope? At the beach, of course. I traveled to Nassau over the weekend and spent hours at the beach soaking up the sun and sea as fortification for six months of freezing temperatures. Orange Hill Beach is a small public beach on the north end of Nassau. Lined with coral and mounds of seaweed, I found the beach charming and mostly untouched. I only shared the beach with seagulls and the odd beach walkers.
The tide was high but the water was warm and soothing. I floated in the waves and then sat on the beach absorbing the serenity.
I snapped pix using the KOLA manual color flash,, a collection of colorful plastic lens that I've been lugging around in my carry on for months but have always forgotten to use. With such a pretty and unfussy landscape, Orange Hill Beach provided the perfect opportunity to try it out. First I used red.
Then the green to offset the turquoise hues of the ocean.
And finally, my favorite rose hue. Which do you like best and what are you doing to prepare for winter weather?