I love the beach at all times—it’s my favorite place in the world—but there’s a certain particular magic to the beach in the winter. The emptiness, the quiet, the expansiveness. Holly and I took a drive on a dreary day during this winter-that-does-not-feel-like-winter and captured some of what beachy winter looks like.
Jason bought me a fun kit of Holga lenses for my DSLR as part of my Christmas present, and I wanted to try them out. It’s funny to take a precision instrument like my camera and deliberately try to make its photos look as if they were taken with a plastic toy, but the effect is cool.
We left this quiet, expansive solace and did something very very foolish: We went to the mall. It was a nightmare of fighting for parking spaces, navigating slow people, and waiting in long lines. I’m glad we did both, though; it made the day feel complete. Because what’s a day that doesn’t include some solace and some insanity? You have to have balance, after all!