IN THE FIELD: No Peeking

Among all the glitz and glamour of the casinos currently lining the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, you can still find things from yesteryear in this beach resort. There were several of these old style changing tents on the beach between the boardwalk and the water’s edge to provide a little nostalgia, and privacy if needed. I liked the bright yellow of the tent with the ocean and sky as a background. And the birds on top were the icing on the cake.


  1. July 16, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Very cool, David! I really like that yellow against the blue background too, it stands out really nice. And yes, those birds on top, at first I thought those weren’t real.

    • July 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Gracie, It was nice to see something not related to the whole casino thing. The gulls stayed there for about a half hour before they moved off to another vantage point.

  2. July 16, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Scariest thing ever was when we were eating outside at Wildwood, NJ and a flock of gulls were hovering dangerously close. I had visions of The Birds in my head and I freaked out. I think you captured those same thugs 😉

    • July 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Spooky movie for sure! Those buggers can get pretty brazen…feed me feed me feed me. When we were kids in Ocean City NJ, my grandmother used to give us pieces of bread to feed them. It was fun to throw it up in the air and they would catch it in flight!

  3. July 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Very unique, David.

    • July 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

      They are different…as changing tents go. I counted nine of them scattered on the beach. Never saw anyone use one though…

  4. July 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    This photograph has quite a comical feel to it – as if I’m expecting the tent to start walking or something 🙂

    • July 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

      They are funny/whimsical tents aren’t they?! Ya know…it does look like it’s about ready to go for a stroll on the beach!!!

  5. July 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Wonderful moment you captured dear David, with the birds… I loved it. Thank you, love, nia

    • July 17, 2012 at 9:47 am

      I like the birds resting on the roof of the tent also. They added just a little something extra!

  6. July 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    That’s a great capture! The birds look like they are guarding the tent’s occupants!

    • July 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Fergie, Hey!!! No peeking or we’ll swoop down and land on your head!!!

  7. July 16, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Those birds have their own idea of what a beach should be!

    • July 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

      Ahh yes…the life of leisure…on vacation every day!!!

  8. Jo Woolf
    July 17, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Interesting! Lovely image.

    • July 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

      They kind of resemble a colorful sea creature…in fact there was a pod/group/flock/swarm/pack of them that took control of part of the beach!!!

  9. July 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    That’s so cool that these kinds of things still exist 🙂 You are right, the birds are definitely like the icing on the top of the cake 🙂

    • July 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      I know…I thought they were so fun and not the ordinary tent -like structure. I think the birds look like a weathervane pointing into the wind.

  10. July 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    “Icing on the cake”, well it does look like a cupcake, lol. I do like the birds positioned perfectly on top!

    • July 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      I think they are the neatest changing tents ever! The birds added just a little something extra to compete the scene…got lucky there!

  11. July 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Yes, the birds on the top are perfect. I realise I referred to it as a beach hut in my previous comment as that’s what we have in England, but I love the fact that it’s actually just a tent.

  12. July 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Beach hut or a tent…I suppose either will work. LOL Didn’t you do a series on the changing huts in England once before? I thought they were the coolest…all the different colors were so refreshing!

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