I’m working on a couple of long term projects that involve showcasing the county that I live in. One of the most notable aspects of Manatee County is the beach and so every now and then I walk the white sand looking for iconic shots. The more I do it the more I’m realizing that beach photography is a little like street photography. I try to catch people doing what they do without attracting a lot of attention. One technique I use is use a long lense and walk along the back of the beach. By shooting from the back or side I’m not in the faces of my subjects as they are situated in the landscape. In any case, I’m a little bit introverted and so shooting people in the “wild” doesn’t come easy, but once I get out there and in the zone it gets a little easier. In any case, this is one such shot on one such occasion.