OK, I am an idiot. It literally took me until we got home from our trip to realize that I had a polarized filter on my 50mm lens the entire time. I was wondering why I was getting weird results when photographing at the beach during the day….and now I know. I must have bought it for my lens back in the day and forgot about it entirely.
Note to self – You do not like polarized filters.
While editing these photos I noticed everything seemed slightly “off”…but, still good memories of our time together flying kites on the beach. Also, that photo of Papa alone under the umbrella refusing to move back with the rest of us as the tide was coming in just cracks me up.