A beach sunrise

Originally, this was just intended to be a simple photo-essay I did with a new, wonderful model I’m working with, a vibrant redhead calling herself Zin. As Ella has previously stated, she asked Diane and myself if we could consider previous photo sessions to be ‘retired’ and if both of us could do some brand new, fresh photos, which is what I’ve been working on recently.

When I handed these over to Ella, however, she immediately shot back an IM, very excitedly, and requested that she added her own text (which follows in italic text).

When I saw Harry’s photo-set, I was immediately reminded of a real scenario that seemed very familiar to me, and which I’ve replicated to some degree in real life. When on holiday, in the past, we used to get up very early to watch a Mediterranean sunrise, and even take some RL naturist holiday snaps for…well, not exactly the family album! 🙂

A little way along the beach there’s a very popular beach cafe. These are called chiringuitos in Spain. Essentially, they serve food and drink and are semi-permanent in nature, that is, they’re maybe wooden structures that can be dismantled and removed if necessary. And we’ve sat by chiringuitos waiting for them to open for a Spanish ‘desayuno‘ -breakfast- which might typically comprise of a bite sized sausage roll, a bite sized doughnut, a glass of water, a glass of orange juice and a coffee, all served up for just a couple of Euros. Granted, you can opt for heartier breakfasts if you wish, but the nibbles are almost ‘tapas‘ like in their size, and the juice and coffee are an excellent kick-start to the day.  Their cafe-con-leche (milky coffee) is probably one of the few occasions in a year when I actually drink coffee.

Harry’s photographs made me think of these breakfasts, eaten au naturel on a Mediterranean shoreline, and evoked strong memories for me. And I will be taking in several of these A.M. breakfasts in just a few more weeks. I can’t wait!


It’s good to know that the photo-essay has at least one admirer! I have to say that Zin and I look a bit ‘loved up’ in the photos (which I took in my Spencer Cloakk alt-guise) but we’re nothing more than good SL friends. I should add that I’ve done quite a number of sessions with Zin and you’ll be seeing more of her in the next issue of SLN magazine (Ella adds: out on Wednesday!)

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