Tuesday, August 30, 2011

February vs. August



Carcavelos Beach
Glad August is almost over, I can't stand this and I really miss spending my day at the beach. Actually October is the best month.

35 comments:

Tanya said...

i do love the beach in the winter though!

Halcyon said...

I love the contrast! What a difference a few months makes!! :)

Small City Scenes said...

That is one crowded beach. Sunny days. August, Sept and October seem to be our summertime. October is usually lovely. MB

Woody said...

I love the beach 'year 'round, but the fall can be nice an warm and not crowded.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's like two different worlds JM, both equally good fun though in different ways.

Paintings and Wanderings said...

I'd prefer it in Feb.

Sharon said...

Oh my, what a contrast. The crowds really do gather here.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful comparison and I would enjoy that second scene just long enough to take portraits and an overall color shot. The first shot has infinite possibilities. I love a deserted beach!

Bises,
Genie

Olivier said...

on est plus tranquille en hiver ;))

PPusa said...

To me that looks like September vs. July...

Sylvia K said...

I feel exactly the same way about our beaches here -- I definitely prefer them in October!! Terrific capture though and that is a LOT of bodies!! Have a great evening, JM!

Sylvia

joo said...

Such a beautiful beach in February turns into sort of horror in August!

Lady Fi said...

What a difference! I do love a deserted beach.

cieldequimper said...

I'm a winter person myself, lol!

Andrew said...

A wonderful post... picture one is what the UK beaches have been recently...the dullest August for years.

Dina said...

Your pictures convince me.
October will soon come.

VP said...

This is a quite spectacular crowd! I can't agree more with you about October...

jennyfreckles said...

As Andrew said, the first shot is more similar to the UK this August! I'd quite like to see masses of people being able to enjoy some sunshine!

Art said...

Wow... So beautiful picture you have taken!

Mama Zen said...

What a difference!

RedPat said...

I would definitely avoid August too!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Meet you there in October, I cannot stand crowds!! Diane

Spiderdama said...

Hehe, I'm very agree. You can not breathe with all the people around. Beautiful beach which is only found in Portugal.

Thank you for your nice comments and happy week.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Tá visto que não és fã de calor

Abraço

T. Becque said...

Wow what a difference! I'm with you, I prefer less crowds...no matter where I am.

PS-Being the world traveler you are I'm surprised to hear that you haven't been somewhere (Cinque Terre) :)

Sailor said...

What a difference!

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brattcat said...

what an excellent post!

Stickup Artist said...

It's hard to believe it's the same beach. The beaches get crowded here too in the summer but nothing like that. I love the top shot best. I'm partial to the beach on a chilly winter day. I love the mood and the feeling it gives me, just like your top photo...

Randy said...

I think I would want to be part of the first shot too.

Gunn said...

Wow!
That is more people than I have ever seen on our beaches, even on the hottest summer day!
Enjoy the sunshine!

Madge said...

Wow... that beach is so crowded, no wonder you're anxious for October... you could almost walk from one end to the other on umbrellas and blankets, never touching the sand!

Rob and Mandy said...

Couldn't agree more.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a difference a few months make.

Leif Hagen said...

The crowded beach scene reminds me of the book, "Where's Waldo?!"

Francisca said...

You won't see me on this beach in the summer.