Just a Beach Boy and His Toys by SummerJade

Just a Beach Boy and His Toys by 

This independent little kid seems more interested in chasing a gull than in using all these toys. He had two older sisters playing nearby. Later, his mother does take him for a walk down to all those big rocks that look so attractive, but can be dangerous, loose, and sometimes coated with seaweed.

This image appears on the calendar, Life Is ~ A Day At The Beach (click to view)

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Location: southeastern coast of Connecticut (USA).
Edited in Paint Shop Pro using blending layers with grainy textures by Shadowhouse Creations added.

Featured in The World As We See It on Aug. 3, 2012
Featured in A Moment In Time on Aug. 4, 2012
Featured in Inspired By LIFE on Aug. 7, 2012
Featured in Going Coastal on Aug. 9, 2012

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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 2 years ago


  • – SummerJade

  • – SummerJade

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    Love this Jade. This little boy reminds me of my son, except his suit was red, and it was 18 years ago. Great image!

  • Thanks, Tori! I was hoping for a generic boy that we all could relate to. I was lucky to capture him without his family!

    – SummerJade

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!☺

  • Thank you, Marie! ♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    A perfect day at the beach :-)

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  • I agree…blue sky, a few clouds, bright sand toys and a generic kid…☺☺☺

    – SummerJade

  • CanyonWind
  • Fantastic!! Thank you so much for this feature!! ♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Photos - Pauline Wherrell
    Photos - Pauli...over 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Jade!

  • Thank you so much for your comment! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so very much for this feature!! I am honored and very happy! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 2 years ago


  • Thank you for your sweet comment! ♥

    – SummerJade

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    A colourful capture! I think that it is a very healthy sign, if he was more interested in the gull – a living thing and a link with nature – than with his man made toys.

  • I was thrilled to get a shot with no one else in it! I don’t know who this kid is, but I’ve had this picture for a long time. He must be 9 or 10 by now. I hope no one recognizes him! lol I meant for him to be just a generic child, not a portrait, because I don’t have a signed release from his parent. Ever selling anything was not on my mind back then. ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • RebeccaWeston
    RebeccaWestonover 2 years ago

    Congratulations you have been featured by Inspired by Life

    Charmiene & Becca

  • Awesome! Thank you very much for this feature, it means a lot!! ♥♥♫

    – SummerJade

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