Aug 232010

This is continued from Life of a Beach Ball (Part 2)


Ahhh! Finally!  Mr. Beachball reaches his destination.  While we went kayaking… he just floated around for hours.

**ISO 80; f/8; 1/125; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)


The next afternoon we went to a different lake… this time we didn’t go kayaking.  Mr. Beachball wants to know “will you play with me?” He has no idea how embarrassing this is for a 14-year-old girl.

**ISO 80; f/8; 1/160; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)


Mr. Beachball with Fred and Mom….  what do you think is so funny?

**ISO 80; f/8; 1/250; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)


Two days before we left, my mom and sister finally took Mr. Beachball to a real beach… Hampton Beach.  At first he just hung out up at the lawn chairs. Anyone who has been here knows the water is typically shooting-pain-in-the-leg cold.  It takes a bit to get up the nerve to go in.

**ISO 80; f/8; 1/250; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)


Mr. Beachball makes a friend.

**ISO 80; f/8; 1/500; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)


Mr. Beachball edges his way into the ocean.  Notice that he quickly deflates.  “Too cold! Too cold!  Take me back to the desert! Please!”  Well, isn’t that the way with most dreams?

**ISO 80; f/2.8; 1/640; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)


On our way home from Hampton Beach, my mom’s car broke down.  Actually, it broke on the way to the beach, but we didn’t want that to get in our way.  The car was still moving, at least.  But, alas, we realized that we might never make it back to Nashua driving only 15 mph.  So we stopped and called the tow truck.  Mr. Beachball kept us quite amused during our wait.

**ISO 80; f/8; 1/100; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)


We did many more things on our trip to New Hampshire, but since this is Mr. Beachball’s story, I’ve shared the highlights from his point of view.  There are many more family photos on Facebook, if you want to know my point of view.

** All photos run through the an Aperture preset and the ball always has extra saturation painted in.

  9 Responses to “Life of a Beach Ball (Part 3)”

  1. This has been so much fun to follow Mr. Beachball’s journey. I’m looking forward to several sequels – Mr. Beachball goes to school, Mr. Beachball’s very special Christmas… so many opportunities here!

  2. That beachball had quite the vacation! No girlfriend though? hehe

  3. Ha! I’ve just now caught up to this very fun series, you sure know how to show a ball a good time!

  4. My favorite of all the beachball shots!

  5. What a great series! This time it all ended right for the little beach ball. I love the photo of the ball just at the water’s edge. Looks like a good time was had by all.

  6. This is such a cute series. I think Mr. Beachball had a grand time on his day at the beach.

  7. LOL Mr Beachball had quite the day at the beach…I am jealous (and I could only wish that I would deflate when hitting cold water – and staying that way)! I love how you are documenting your trip!

  8. I love this series! I’m trying to figure out how embarrassed my kids would be if I tried to do a series like this….

  9. wow, youn really took care of it and gave it a new life, fun series !

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