Hilton Head Island sunrise reflections

Wish I could always start my day like this.  You have to get up early, but it is worth it!

My favorite part of our stay at Hilton Head was when we would walk over to the beach and watch the sun rise.  At this particular time, the tide was out and the color of the sky and the clouds overhead were reflected in the water on the beach.  It’s almost like having two sunrises at the same time.

Hilton Head Island
Palmetto Dunes Beach Park

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
16mm @ f/16 – 1/3 sec – ISO 100

Wishing I was back at the beach

This week has been a real challenge weather-wise.  It has been too cold and too dreary for me.  I know, there are other places that got snowed in and where it is really very cold but I was so ready for spring and summer weather that this is just not fair.

It’s only been a couple of weeks since we traveled down to St Augustine but I’m definitely wishing for this kind of morning over what I see out my window.  Gotta say, watching the sun rise over the waves at the beach would sure be nice right now!

St Augustine sunrise at the beach
Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
70mm @ f8 –  1/250 sec – ISO 400

St Augustine sunset

Sunrises were easier to see than sunset when we were at St Augustine because of the weather.  We had rain or overcast skies every day except for this one.  Since the weather was nice we Googled “best place for sunsets” and it said Vilano Beach so, that’s where we went.

Vilano Beach is located on a peninsula of land just north of downtown St Augustine that sits between the Tolomato River and the Atlantic Ocean.  It is pretty much ideal for sunsets since you can look back west over the river and see the sunset over St Augustine.  (Not going to get sunsets over the Atlantic looking east, right?)

We found a small park with a walkway out over the marsh area that leads out to the river and enjoyed the colors in the sky.  It was definitely a beautiful evening.

Vilano Beach sunset

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
26mm @ f25 –  1/5 sec – ISO 100

Good Morning

Of the days we were in St Augustine, this was the one morning that was not rainy.  We were planning to sleep in but woke up early anyway and went out to walk the beach.  It was still a little misty on the horizon but the sunrise was really nice.  I got this shot of the sun rising through the pier with a nice reflection off the wet sand and that told me it would be a good morning.

Sunrise at St Augustine Beach pier
Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
24mm @ f29 –  1/125 sec – ISO 100

Junkyard sunset

Light painting by Mother Nature

The Roswell Photographic Society trip I went on to Old Car City was for the purpose of learning more about night photography techniques.  It is always good to be open to what’s going on around you even if that is not what you are currently focusing on or you can miss some great stuff.

While our instructor, Roman Kurywczak was talking about light painting, Mother Nature was painting the sky with a beautiful sunset behind us.  I turned around and saw this and got a few images.  I really like the sunset light that is glowing through the rear window of the one car here.  One more example of how everything looks better in the right light.

Roswell Photographic Society
3-day Workshop with Roman Kurywczak
Old Car City
3098 Highway 411 Northeast
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
10mm at f/7.12 – 1/60 sec – ISO 400

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