Live In The Here And Now

All of these people were relaxing and making the most of a warm, reasonably sunny (but balmy) afternoon at Bar Beach on one of the first days of Autumn. Some were swimming & body surfing, some were riding Body Boards (Boogie Boards) and others were riding Surfboards. Doing whatever it took to get their kicks and have some fun & making the most of the moment, right here and now.

An original digital photograph captured with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/2000 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
Focal length: 55 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]
WB: Sunny
Aperture Priority

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Donna19
    Donna198 months ago

    Now we’re talking! Great title and capture James

  • We are, we are! You’ve got to take most of the credit. :-))♫ Thanks my priceless friend!

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumker8 months ago

    Nice work my friend !

  • Thanks Tom! It was a pretty quick shoot but I found some new perspectives, frame-ups and little oddities there – at a spot I’ve scoured dozens of times before.

    – reflector

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Dar8 months ago


  • Thanks for your feedback Bobby! Chhers, दोस्त!

    – reflector

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind8 months ago

    Easier said than done, but the way to live for sure!!! Can’t just pick up and leave all my responsibilities ..but I can sure dream! About the money part too! LOL God for these folks, life is to be enjoyed to the fullest! Happy image!!! : )))) xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo

  • Yes, it would be great to laze about at the beach all day – surfing, skateboarding, getting a tan, having a swim, enjoying the vibe and trying not to stress or worry about anything. But this is a Western, Capitalist system that we live under (the only “Economic Model” that works pretty well, but definitely has it’s faults & flaws) and so the bills have to be paid. It can’t always be fun & games, without responsibilities to our self & others.

    Thanks for going far beyond the relative “sterility” of some people on RB typing “great image” for nearly all of their comments on images. Have a great Weekend my friend! :))♥

    – reflector

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind8 months ago

    Typo, that was ‘good’ for these folks!!! sorry! xxx

  • O.K :))x

    – reflector

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro8 months ago


  • I’m glad you liked the view, thanks!

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evita7 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful…. great tittle and so true! ☺♥

  • Thanks Evita! :))xox This image is inspired by something Donna19 said to me – I knew it already, but hearing it from her made it all the more powerful in my life.

    – reflector

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