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Evening at Sauble Beach, Lake Huron by Yannik Hay

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Gulls and people having an evening stroll on the cool evening autumn night.

Sauble Beach was voted the “Number One Beach in Ontraio” by the Toronto Star readers and “One of Canada’s Top 10 Beaches” by readers of Maclean’s Magazine. Sauble Beach is located on the shores of Lake Huron apx three hours north of Toronto. The area is a sun bathers haven, with visitors traveling from far and wide to soak up the sun along Lake Hurons sunny coastline. The sand dunes we see today are part of a diverse ecosystem that has eveolved over thousands of years. Sauble Beach is an exceptional family destination. A unique phenomenon of sandbar deposits stretching out along the Lake Huron shore keep the beach very warm and shallow, making the beach safe for young children.

The area was called “La Riviere au Sauble” meaning river to the sand by French explorers for the sandy sable river that empties into the lake at Sauble Falls. The area was a meeting place for native chiefs and was the scene of many battles between warring Indian tribes. Early development consisted of several buildings including a blacksmith shop, sawmill, and general store. Most of the development in the area today is a result of an ever expanding tourist trade that began in the early part of the twentieth century.

Sauble Beach is over seven miles long, the second longest fresh water beach in the world after Wasaga Beach. Windsurfing, sailing and kite boarding are also popular pastimes. The wind and wave conditions on the lake around Sauble Beach are perfect for these activities. – ref:

Location: Ontario, Canada
Canon 5D Mark II
Date: 2009-09-25
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: 28-135mm@117mm

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 5 years ago

    Hi Yannik, very beautiful..Sherri :):)

  • Thank you very much Sherri for your great comment on this photo. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful, Yan!

  • Thx again Hans, you do great beach photo too so your comment is much appreciated :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoabout 5 years ago

    I love the way this shot leads you down the beach and with the gulls and the soft waves rolling in its a lovely composition.

  • Thank you very much dear Carla for your great comment. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, Yan!

  • Thank you very much for taking time to drop by and for your great comment. Cheers.

    – Yannik Hay

  • elab
    elababout 5 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank so much! Greets!

    – Yannik Hay

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful coast line capture!!! :D

  • Hi Cee, thank you very much for your great words. Take good care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44about 5 years ago

    I really like the POV! Great natural lighting & colours

  • Thx again dear bro. I would like to have a banner like the one you have, where can I get one?

    – Yannik Hay

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenabout 5 years ago

    Lovely beach!

  • Many thx Randall, I am very pleased you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • jules572
    jules572about 5 years ago

    We walked this beach many times and never get tired of it. Great to see that you were able to capture the distance….Jules

  • Jules, lucky you to have been there several times. I hope that we’ll go back some day. a great place and some huge waves :) Many thx for your great comment. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

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