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Posted by Teresa Hanafin  August 5, 2008 03:23 PM

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"SPF 50" by Marilyn Blake
It's great when our photographers have a good sense of humor ... as long as the subjects of their photos do, too. This fair-skinned lass was doing her wishful thinking at Craigville Beach in Centerville.

This amateur photographer, Marilyn Blake, lives in Norwood, but hopes to live on the Cape some day. She uses a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi -- it's her first digital SLR. But she's a little nervous about taking it to the beach, so she usually uses her older Canon Powershot S2 IS for beach photos.

For the shot above, she was carrying the new Rebel. Her settings: 1/200, f/8, lens at 18mm.

She takes photos all over the Cape...

"Firewater" by Marilyn Blake
This picture was taken at sunset at Skaket Beach in Orleans. "Skaket has the most beautiful sunsets!" Marilyn says.
Canon Powershot S2 IS, 1/15, f/3.5

"Left Behind" by Marilyn Blake
A nice sand pattern shot at Nauset Beach in Orleans last November. "Everything looks beautiful bathed in early morning light," Marilyn says. "I loved the glow of these two rocks and their sand trails."
Canon Powershot S2 IS, 1/50, f/2.7

"Before the Season" by Marilyn Blake
It's funny to say that we all like the Cape when there aren't so many visitors there, considering that most of us are exactly that, but it's true. Here, Marilyn captures a nice March scene at Craigville Beach in Centerville, which she has proclaimed her favorite beach on Cape Cod.
"I find the beach especially peaceful in the spring, before the crowds arrive," says Marilyn.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 1/250, f/13

"Parasail" by Marilyn Blake
Why do I hear Bobby Vinton singing "Blue on Blue" when I look at this photo? Another shot from Craigville Beach in Centerville.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 1/640, f/5.6

"Leisure" by Marilyn Blake
Either Marilyn stood on the shoulders of a really tall friend, or she illegally climbed up on a lifeguard's chair. Either way, the composition of this shot, the last in her Craigville Beach Series, is quite nice.
Canon Powershot S2 IS, 1/1000, f/4.5

And finally, here are a few from Harborview Beach in Dennis:

"Harborview Afternoon" by Marilyn Blake
Canon Powershot S2 IS, 1/1000, f/4, 70mm

"Ship to Shore" by Marilyn Blake
Canon Powershot S2 IS, 1/1000, f/4.5

"Keep Off the Sand" by Marilyn Blake
Canon Powershot S2 IS, 1/1000, f/4

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