À la Plage

From St. Tropez to Manhattan Beach, photographer Gray Malin has shot a series of stunning beach scenes from a doorless helicopter. Can you guess which beach is which simply based on the color of the water and umbrellas?

(top to bottom: Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Manhattan Beach California, Secret Beach St. Tropez, Caribbean Sea Central America, Nude Beach San Francisco, Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Coogee Beach Australia, Malibu California, Cascais Portugal, Miami Beach Florida, Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Caribbean Sea Central America, Malibu California, Costa de Caprica Portugal, Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Venice Beach California)

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  1. justwm wrote:

    I need vacation !!! U are lucky babe =)
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    7.19.12
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  2. These photographs are so fun!
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

    7.19.12
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  3. I like these pictures!! they are so fun!!!

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  4. angelessya wrote:

    amazing picks!… make me wanna be there!
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    7.19.12
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  5. Victoria wrote:

    the water of the ocean looks so pretty in these photos, expecially the third one

    7.19.12
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  6. Clicked on your blog from Bloglovin’ because I live in Manhattan Beach and wanted to see if I could recognize it. Yup! I would know the lifeguard station anywhere. Gorgeous photos, wonderful blog. New follower.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

    7.19.12
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  7. Littlelulu wrote:

    So relaxing photos and atmosphere!!!

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    7.19.12
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  8. inspiring!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
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    7.19.12
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  9. Natalie wrote:

    These are so cool! Miami Beach and Pampelonne Beach look like patterns they’re so perfect.

    7.19.12
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  10. Heather wrote:

    I want to be there right now, any of those beaches. I guessed a couple of them right. Thanks for the fun post!

    7.19.12
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  11. Carol wrote:

    I loved it!!!!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and summer accessories:

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  12. Beautiful pictures!! – Aliya:)
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    7.19.12
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  13. style-xyz wrote:

    amazing!

    7.19.12
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  14. martagajo wrote:

    What a cool and amazing post!!!
    Funny to see how proper and how colorful a beach can be..

    7.19.12
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  15. Zadin wrote:

    OMG!!! I enjoyed so much looking at these photos. The photographer is surely a master.

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    7.19.12
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  16. Alison wrote:

    i love it! i can’t believe how even they get all of those umbrellas. that must take a lot of planning. this has made me want to go to the beach!!

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    7.19.12
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  17. Tabetha wrote:

    I love the patchwork piles of people {more than the matchy matchy}– too cool~*

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    7.19.12
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  18. Oh my, these photos are amazing! What a fun shoot and amazing photographer!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Chelsea
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    7.19.12
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  19. Albertina wrote:

    I love these!! I have attempted to take this kind of a shot…of course not from a helicopter since they are so in…but I’m thinking I need the helicopter….gosh I fel like I need them all!! beautiful

    7.19.12
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  20. Christa wrote:

    Make me wish I were at the beach right now!

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  21. Carmen wrote:

    I love this idea for a photo series!

    -Carmen
    http://wearmint.blogspot.com/

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  22. Jasmine wrote:

    these places are beautiful! must be great to vacation there and the photography is excellent!
    maybe check out my blog? i would really appreciate it 🙂

    xo

    turquoiseinlove.blogspot.com

    7.19.12
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  23. I love the first photo!

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    7.20.12
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  24. Carol b wrote:

    LOVE Gray Mason, he is an amazing artist, I LOVE ALL of his photographs! They really bring you into the moment

    7.20.12
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  26. Tammy wrote:

    Recognized manhattan beach and French riviera , although not what city. I love the look of the matching umbrellas although I prefer that the beach be open to everyone, no matter what type of blanket and umbrella you have.

    7.20.12
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  27. Ruth wrote:

    These are awesome

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  28. Logan wrote:

    No way #10 is Miami Beach.

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  29. Sonja wrote:

    I love this! get’s me in the mood for my holiday! 😀

    7.21.12
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  30. Sarah wrote:

    I can’t wait for Summer here in Australia looking at these pics! I love all of the colour.

    Sarah x
    http://www.tellhershesdreaming.com

    7.22.12
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  31. Haaaa, Australia.

    One of the places with the most dangerous sun exposure on the planet, numerous skin cancer campaigns and still almost no sun umbrellas on the beach *sigh*

    Nice series anyway.

    7.24.12
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  32. modacadisi wrote:

    Any of them would work for me right now, I love the pics.!

    7.27.12
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  33. Wow! Some of the pictures are so funny! 😀

    7.28.12
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  34. these pictures are amazingly beautiful. really great holiday destination.

    8.9.12
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  35. stella wrote:

    this is so unbelievably cool! i love this 🙂

    8.11.12
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  36. Meagan wrote:

    Oh man, these are so awesome!!

    8.12.12
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  37. Martyna wrote:

    AWESOME!!

    8.13.12
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  38. Nastya wrote:

    Amazing

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    same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work
    on. You have done a wonderful job!

    11.22.13
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  40. jessica N wrote:

    stunning! it’s so beautiful and it makes me wanna go on a trip right now!

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    2.16.14
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  41. Erica wrote:

    Love the energy of this!!!

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