2020 Autumnal Equinox

September 22 was the 2020 Autumnal Equinox.  I was hoping for clearer skies at the shore to capture the sunrise, but Hurricane Teddy was in the Atlantic heading for Nova Scotia.  It brought high surf, coastal flooding, small-craft,  and a gale warning for mariners along the North Carolina coastline.  The second reason for watching the sunrise was because they said that the sunrise and sunset … Continue reading 2020 Autumnal Equinox

Sunrise at Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, NC on 1st of September

The Full Moon in September peak after midnight on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2020. The Moon will appear full from Monday evening through Thursday morning. The Moon was setting on Tuesday ( 1 Sep 2020) at 05:53 over the Atlantic Beach Fishing Pier.  I took the chance and drove to the coast to capture the event.  On Tuesday morning, the Moon phase was 99.5% Waxing … Continue reading Sunrise at Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, NC on 1st of September

More Practicing with Aperture Priority Mode

The more I read about Aperture Priority Mode, the more I am curious of the result.  You might ask, like my wife, why I take so many pictures of sunset at the beach or at the waterfront.  Simply, there isn’t any thing more interesting where I live. Again, I played around the Aperture Priority Mode and setting a higher aperture for a sun burst effect … Continue reading More Practicing with Aperture Priority Mode

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

For the first week of October, it been warm, correction, very warm in Eastern North Carolina. The entire Southeast of the United States been in a massive heat wave. So on Thursday, the 3rd of October, I took the dogs to beach when my wife got off work. The water temperature at Atlantic Beach is still in the 80’s (81 degrees). The good news, the … Continue reading Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

April practice, practice, and more practice

In April, I starting practicing taking random picture in my back yard, of sunsets, and moon rise.  My wife said to me, don’t you get bore taking pictures of sunrise and sunset.  I said no, each one is difference and ‘m practicing using my camera. As Joe Edelman stated on his blog “The BEST way to Dramatically Improve your Photography Skills – Photography Techniques” The … Continue reading April practice, practice, and more practice

First weekend of the New Year

The first weekend of 2019 and it was gorgeous.  The temperature  for both days was in the mid-sixties.     This time last year, we had 6 inches of snow, that lasted for several day. Not this weekend.  The ocean temperature is in the mid-fifties, which is warm for this time of year.  I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikon Nikkon DX AF-S 55-300mm 4.5-5.6 … Continue reading First weekend of the New Year

A touch of Spring in December

There was a touch of Spring over the weekend in December, the last weekend in December.  On Saturday it was 70 in New Bern and 65 at the coast (Atlantic Beach).  The weather app did it again and lie to me.  It stated clear skies at Atlantic Beach and judging from the picture I took it’s more cloudy then clear.  It was still nice to … Continue reading A touch of Spring in December

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 … Continue reading It doesn’t feel like Christmas.