New friends at Half Moon Bay

6 11 2007

Sue (that’s her in the pink shawl) and I met Wendy and her family on the beach at Half Moon Bay, California in August. They live not far from this area and had never been to this beach. I’m not sure how we got started talking but I think Sue may have asked them if they wanted their photo taken together. I got this wonderful shot of her photographing them. I was happy to see them throwing their hands in the air and not just standing, arms down, like a grip-and-grin-family-at-a-wedding shot. That photo sums up their energy, I do believe. Wendy sat with us afterwards and I photographed her family while they built moats and dams in the sand. And could a photographer ask for a more colorful and energetic family as subjects? Her daughter’s sweater really livened up photos taken on an overcast, slightly gray day. When Wendy learned that Sue and I were avid gardeners (and botanical garden fanatics), she recommended that we visit the Huntington Botanical Gardens. We’ve now added that to our growing list of “gardens to see before we die.” Now, thanks to the wonderful world of e-mail, Wendy and I have reconnected and are sharing photos of our travels!

“There are no such things as strangers, only friends we haven’t met yet.” — Anonymous

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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