Last week my family went on vacation to the shores of Oak Island, NC. It’s a beautiful, quiet beach with nothing much to do but relax and enjoy the ocean. That’s exactly what I did. There’s nothing like slowing down for a bit to re-energize.
I was super-excited to try some beach photography. Since we don’t live close to a beach, it was my opportunity to experiment. So even though I was on vacation, I arose at 5:00am for 4 of the days we were there hoping to catch a great sunrise. Not being super familiar with the area, I sought out a couple places that I did know of, but the sun seemed to rise over my left shoulder away from the scenery. There was never a cloud in the sky either, heaven to a vacationer, but not so much for a photographer.
So slightly disappointed from a photography viewpoint, but finding peace and solitude on a beautiful beach during sunrise? Yes, please.
Day 1, trying to find the sunrise.