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Old Jan 18, 2009, 7:01 PM   #1
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I hate to rub it in, folks, but it has been 80 degrees here for the past week. Had to go down to the beach and catch some of the action. These two photos indicate that you're never too old... Or, maybe not.

This lady had to be in her 60s! No kidding. But she was the one with the bikini, sunning herself on the grassy area along the beach walk, sags, wrinkles and all.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 7:04 PM   #2
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And this dude had to be in his 50s. He was surfing on his old school long board. Actually, there were a number of older guys catching waves this morning.

Both shot with my 100-400 L lens. This one from the HB pier.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 1:53 AM   #3
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Well observed images!

Actually, the surfer is probably under 30 years old, but enjoyed far too many Californian delights as a teenager.
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Good ones Walter, The surfer looks as if he lost something in the surf, his teeth perhaps?:lol::G:?

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Old Jan 21, 2009, 3:28 PM   #5
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What I like about this challenge is, that people post photos they would otherwise hide just because people look away...

But I DONT LIKE those "cheeese" pictures (safest way to avoid being photographed by me - make your "camera face" :roll anyway but want peoples "natural" posture, face, whatever.

Great challenge... and well done, Walter.
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Nice shots, Walter. The sunbather doesn't look that old! Did you get any shots of the younger ones!!? The guy on the long board looks like maybe he needs that size board to hold his weight!!

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Cal, no, interestingly she was the only one sunbathing there on the grass -- which made it all the more noteworthy.
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thkn777,

I've been thinking about this challenge and while many of the photos do meet the criteria of the challenge I find that because they are candid street shots there is usually a absence of what the subject is focusiing on.

Personally I would have wished some of the shots show what they were looking at. maybe I don't want to know.

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Walter,

I have to agree with you. Like your neck of the woods, the weather here in Honolulu has been positively uncooperative. 60-80s every day with people breaking out their sweaters and jackets.

That poor lady might get a case of sunburn if she isn't careful.

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