Life’s a beach

Finally the lousy weather pattern is out of here.  We were stuck for the most of July and August in the worst weather ever, where the jet-stream was dipping down the Gulf of Mexico, then a low pressure system forming along coast  and riding up the the eastern coast line, then dumping rain from Florida to the Northeast.  It been the wettest summer on record for the East Coast.  I’ll take the typical summer like weather for a while, highs near 90’s, humid, and scattered thunderstorms in the evening.  Life’s a beach!  You can’t asked for a better day, morning temperature at Atlantic Beach was 78 degrees, with a water temperature of 82.  The winds was from the West at 10 knots.

I used my Nikon D7100 with the Nikon AF-S Nikkon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR len for the sunrise picture at the beach.  The Moon was at 91% Waning Gibbous phase, and it would had been difficult switching lens at the beach with two dogs in tow (but I love my gals!).

Moon 91% Waning Gibbous – taken at 06:09:03 –
1/200 f/5.6 ISO 200 300m

I also tried taking  night shoot (early morning) with a low shutter speed.  The following picture was taken 06:11:127 of the Atlantic Beach Pier – shutter speed 1.6s f/5 ISO 100 125mm

And of the beach before sunrise – shutter speed 1.6s f/4.5 ISO 100 55mm

Taken at 06:12:11 – shutter speed 1.6s f/4.5 ISO 100 55mm

Having my girls (Harley and Ziva) with me, sometime makes it hard to a picture.  But got to do what is needed.  Harley loves the beach and fetching the ball on the shore line.  Unfortunately, I can’t throw the ball and take a picture at the same while holding the other dog on the leash.   Ziva doesn’t like the water, so I need to keep her close to me, while Harley is splash in the water and waves.

The following last two pictures were taken at sunrise of the beach and the horizon.  At this time of year, the sun still  rise over the land and not the water at Atlantic Beach.  On the first day of autumnal equinox, on or after the  Saturday, September 22, 2018, the sunrise will be over the water.

The sunrise was taken at 06:43:44 – shutter speed 1/400  f/5 ISO 125 62mm

The horizon picture was taken at 07:00:09 – shutter speed 1/160 f/4.5  ISO 125 55 mm





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