Ocean Beach Club

Ocean Beach Club

To round out the week I would first like to thank everyone for another week of fun. I so enjoy visiting your sites and seeing the great works that are created. What a talented community. Today's image takes us to the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia where I spent the better part of a week this Summer.  Visitors who stay at the Ocean Beach Club will check in at the Discovery Center shown below.

When I shot this photo it was a clear night with a totally black featureless sky. I found the sky to be quite boring so I decided to make this another addition to my "Altered Reality" series. Through the magic of Photoshop, I created an interstellar sky to top off an otherwise lackluster photograph.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Ocean Beach Club - Altered
Ocean Beach Club - Altered
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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: HDR Efex Pro Photoshop CS5

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Shell Games

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and had an opportunity to enjoy some of the great outdoors. It's the 1st day of August and the Summer season is rolling on. This week I am blogging from the beach. Having arrived here in Virginia Beach Friday, it has been a blast thus far.

Operating from our temporary outpost here at the Ocean Beach Club, we've visited several friends who live in the area and have thoroughly enjoyed the past several days. The weather has been typical with temps in the upper 90s, and even a high of 103 degrees a couple of days ago, but hey, the ocean is but 200 feet away. :-)

This area is a place I have visited many times over the years and one I know very well, but several years have gone by since the last visit and there are a lot of changes in terms of new construction and businesses. In general, the place is undergoing a facelift of sorts. Really cool to see!

Today's image shows an artfully created set of seashells.

Shell Games
Shell Games

This display provides a little education with regards to seashells. Many are recognizable by sight but I certainly didn't know the official names of many. :-) Sundials, sand dollars, and conchs (center) are easily spotted but many others were unknown until I saw this project.

I will be a little off my usual schedule of visiting your sites and spreading the LUV this week, but will be visiting for sure.

Have a great day friends!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM