Inspiration: On Sunday, I needed to get out of Manhattan. I often forget that we have some pretty nice beaches in the city, so we decided to check out one of them - Brighton Beach/Coney Island - a mere 20 minutes away. I grew up by a beach and love the ocean, but I have to admit that on this day I did not last very long. The sweltering 95 degree weather got the best of me. After about 2 hours, I was ready to get back to some air-conditioning. But I lasted long enough to take some photographs. Here are some color shots.