Long Beach 1959: Creating Nostalgia with Textures

Remember when you could go to the beach on a sunny summer day and you were the only ones there?

me, dad and Pattycakes at a deserted beach, 1959
In 1959, Long Beach, even though it had to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, was also deserted due to the horrendous road leading up to it. Once there you could drive along the beach; it was in better shape than the road. Until you got stuck in the sand and then there was a big panic trying to dig the car out! (see the last photo)

I have been experimenting with making these photos even more nostalgic with textures. An interesting texture that I’ve found at http://www.unsigneddesign.com plus two photos that I used it on…

At the beach, me and Mom, the bathing beauties, and then there’s little brother making faces on the side.
at the beach, me, Mom and little brother bathing beauties plus kid brother Here is another texture:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/playingwithpsp/2578022023/ that I used on the first photo and the one below…

Dad with our car parked on Long Beach, just before it got stuck and almost swallowed up by the sand as the tide came in — what a panic that was!
1959: Dad with our car parked on Long Beach

From the Ministry of Transport, a charming look back to the road conditions in the 50s:

See What Tofino and Ucluelet Was Like in the 1960s

For more of the Weekly Photo Challenge at: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/nostalgic/

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