July 13, 2013

Funny Beach Photo Idea

The kids and I just returned from a little mini vacation at the Jersey Shore with my sister and her family.  The kids had a blast with their cousins and I was excited to snap this funny photo "capturing" the cousins under a huge sand bucket.

Check it out...

I originally saw the idea on Pinterest from THIS Flickr photo.  My photography skills aren't as good as the original, but it was a simple shot to capture.  I just asked the kids to go a little ways down the beach, then held the beach bucket in my left hand and the camera in my right.  I told the kids to pretend something was attacking them from above (which they gladly acted out).  Because I just used the auto focus on my camera, I had to lock the focus on the kids, then move the bucket into the shot (otherwise the kids would have been too blurry and the bucket would be in sharp focus).   I got a few funny looks from other beachgoers, but it was worth it for this cute photo.


  1. This is cute! I just did some beach pics the other day. I'll have to keep this in mind for next year.

    TaMara @ Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  2. You share the funnest ideas!! I just love your blog :) Michelle

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  5. Wonderful photography! It’s nice to see the fun side of your vacation to the beach. I will definitely give this idea a try next time when we hit the beach.

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