It doesn’t feel like Christmas.

It doesn’t feel like Christmas.I know that I live in the south, but when the temperatures are in the low to mid sixties in the middle of December, it’s abnormal. This has been the wettest year on record for the mid-Atlantic states and parts of Florida. Saturday morning, Wilmington surpassed 100 inches of rain for 2018.  Wilmington’s average annual rainfall: 57.61 inches. Beside having a wet year, so far this winter it been warm also.  On Sunday the high was 60 degree, Monday 62, and Tuesday in the upper 50’s.  So no baby it isn’t cold outside.  On a side note, there is a debating whether “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is a song about rape. I don’t buy it and I think this political correction is going too far.

After Church and completing some additional shopping. Michele and I took the dogs to Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. It was a nice evening for a sunset.  I tried using my zoom len 70-300mm.  For sunset pictures I get better results with the Nikon Nikkon 50mm f/1:18G len.

The moon is at the end of the 1st quarter.  It is at 60%.

The water temperature is on the cool side, but Harley and the sandpiper didn’t seem to mind.

Because I used the zoom len, the sunset was so so.

 

Sunset at 16:53:01

For the sunset picture, I set the Shutter Speed to 1/125, the Aperture to f/16, and an ISO setting of 125.

Dusk at Fort Macon

For the picture of Fort Macon at dusk, I set the Shutter Speed to 1/50, the Aperture to f/4.5, and an ISO setting of 800. I didn’t use my tripod, even though I had it with me.  For the Nikkon zoom len, the lowest Aperture setting is f/4.5.

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