August 14, 2016

#1 Beach

SDP 8-14-16 We're still testing the latest asset acquisition at SDP -- a 10-24mm lens.  And, those tests took us to Siesta Key Beach (at sunset, of course).  In addition to the sugary white sand, one of the most remarkable aspects of this beach is its sheer width.   Previously, I've been stymied trying to depict it.  But, not with the new lens!  This was the scene last night looking all the way across the beach toward the Gulf of Mexico.  Five years ago, Siesta Beach was named the #1 beach in the United States by Dr. Beach, and since then it has become increasingly popular with visitors from around the world.  I can confirm it is indeed a beautiful beach!  Hope everyone is well in the blogosphere.

10 comments:

Jack said...

That is an amazing amount of sand! Most of the beaches south of you are being sucked out into the ocean and maintained only by expensive sand renourishment programs.

Lowell said...

I've been there and it is indeed a beautiful beach and your photograph is superb. That's a great lens!

bill burke said...

Beautiful image and that lens is quite impressive. I'm sure you are enjoying using it for subjects like this photo.

Nancy J said...

What a lens, and great settings for that misty gentle colouring.

Stuart said...

Hey that lens is working great. I love that little line of bathers separating beach and sky.

Michelle said...

Great to hear from you! Photo looks great!

Andy said...

I have a Sigma 10-20mm lens. It's my favourite.

Kay said...

Wow! What a beach and what a capture! You've got the right lens for the right place. And a gorgeous sunset. Well done!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Brian King said...

How beautiful!