8.29.2010

between the flags



Besides the store, I'm fascinated with the idea of swimming between the red and yellow flags. I've never seen flags on the beach until Australia. The flags are warning signs, marks signaling a place of safety in the waters. I took these pictures while walking along the shore in Surfers Paradise. The sand storm abrasively brushed against my legs, the wind, dust and short-lived rain made the beach a perilous place to be at the time. But behind me, there was a woman sitting on the sand, watching the nature of all this. There's that phrase about being able to dance in the rain. But after that day, I knew there was another meaning, a whole other side of being in the rain. It's being able to stand through a sand storm and swim between raging seas. There were a few swimmers in the ocean and I wondered how anyone could swim under such conditions. The beach bum part of me is inspired by nature and these flags.

8 comments:

Miss Kiki Lovelace said...

Hello Sum! :) I am using the oldest version of Photoshop...hahahah....as for the frames, you may just log on flickr and search for Polaroid textures...There are some artists there that offers it for free download.

Ive never seen sky high buildings too close to the beach.... :) Amazing photos here Sum...well done!

Sarah said...

wow, so I have fallen woefully behind on your blog because until two seconds ago I could never figure out how to follow you! haha I am smart. Anyways, I am looking forward to catching up, but hey! I have seen you a couple times this summer! Oh! and I have a NEW BLOG!! you should check it out because you were by far the best/only reader I had for my other one haha
http://sarahdesiderata.blogspot.com/

love your pictures btw :)

jessie said...

ahh those flags, we have love them. thats what you get when you are an island nation surround by gorgeous but dangerous waters.
and thank you for the lovely comments about my work, it really means a lot that someone likes it!

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore those flags too:)....Its so intereting:) Happy Monday,sweetie
How are you doing?

kimi said...

Lauren Sum. I miss you like crazy! What Bio class do you TA for?! I have Dawson as my teacher and she seems pretty cool so far, but rest assured - I WILL be asking you questions and needing study help. Soooo be prepared. ;)

And I'm taking Math 1030 at 3:40-5:00 on T,H. What are you taking!?

Barbara said...

that flags are very common in spain :)

jessie said...

oh and send me a pic and i'll do a portrait for you. i love fun special portrait projects :)

jessie said...

oh and send me a pic and i'll do a portrait for you. i love fun special portrait projects :)