“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.” ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
I have no idea who these people are. They had set up next to me at the beach, and while I was sleeping, they had dug a hole to China. Since I was off the newspaper clock, I pulled out my iPhone, and requested a photo. They tried to pose, but after a few simple "just keep doing what you were doing," instructions I snapped this. Like I have always said, in perfect light, an iPhone works beautifully. In crappy light, I would not give you 2 cents for it. Happy I will be when the day comes that I don't have to lug 3 cameras and half a dozen lenses around. Let's step up the camera technology, Apple!