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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Shoes under a lifeguard tower

A blustery day in May on Jones Beach in Long Island, NY, was better suited for a walk on the beach rather than a jump in the surf. Only a few lifeguard towers were upright in the sand, although those stationed had no swimmers to watch. I found two pairs of shoes hidden under a toppled tower, left behind by a couple of beach-goers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Long Island, New York, United States of America
Camera: SLT-A57
Copyright: © Jonathan Orenstein