Category Archives: Beach

Beach Season is Coming

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This is a photograph from last summer on a very active surf day on the Delaware coast.  I’m looking forward to getting back into the water to shoot waves and coastal scenes.  The ocean is till too cold for me right now but soon…

Also posted in Spring 2017, Surf, Waves

Backwash

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Small incoming waves that encounter backwash waves heading out to sea from the beach results in an explosion of water as the two meet.  A morning visit to the beach today, before scorching heat and biting flies forced me to leave early, offered an opportunity to shoot a nice back-lit exploding wave.

Also posted in Summer 2016, Surf, Waves

Scary Wave

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This wave is scary to me, but not due to its size.  It was actually only about 2-3 feet in height but it was one of the first waves I shot with new underwater housing that protects my expensive DSLR camera and lens.  First day with a new toy, and trusting it to work as expected, can be a bit nerve racking when the environment is salt water waves.  But my Aqua Tech housing worked like a champ and my love of photography has gotten a terrific boost up.  In this photograph I am looking straight up the face of the wave as it just begins to break.  The perfect sky was a bonus.  I am very much looking forward to more photography in the water and further exploration of coastal Delmarva.  Thanks Aqua Tech for opening up a whole new world for me to explore with my camera.

Also posted in Summer 2016, Surf, Waves

Springing

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The springing of Spring foreshadows the warm sunsets of summer and the return of well witnessed and ‘captured’ sunsets on Rehoboth Bay.  This view in Dewey will be seen again soon.

Also posted in Scenics, Sunrises and Sunsets Tagged |

Winter Sculpting

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The winds of winter work on dunes as a sculpture might work on clay.  This dune at Cape Henlopen has been worked over during the winter leaving interesting strata exposed.

Also posted in Black & White, Scenics, Winter 2015-16

Winter Beach

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As a kid, not living near the coast, I wondered what the beach looked like in winter.  Did it get snow? Does the sand freeze? Does the ocean freeze?  The answer is yes to all three questions.  This year the beach has not experienced much of these conditions but last year was another story.  This photograph was taken at sunrise in February 2015 at Cape Henlopen State Park.  Perhaps we will see the beach covered with snow this year before spring arrives.

Also posted in Scenics, Snow, Sunrises and Sunsets, Winter 2015-16

Winter Beach

It was reported that a few flakes of snow fell today on the Delaware coast.  After a very warm December, January is starting off with weather that is more seasonal.  I reached back to a photograph from January, 2013 to remind us what winter at the beach can look like.

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Also posted in Scenics, Sunrises and Sunsets, Winter 2016

Down The Line

Looking down the line of a breaking wave from last summer.  How many days until beach weather returns?

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Also posted in Fall 2015, Surf, Waves

Last Rays Of Light

The last rays of the setting sun lights up the sky west of the Delaware Breakwater East End Light.

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Also posted in Fall 2015, Scenics

Cape Rainbow

Thick clouds  with rain covered the sky today but along the western horizon there was a break.  I knew from experience that that there was  great likelihood that the sun would poke out right at sunset and light up the clouds, and if we were lucky the rain would continue and a rainbow would form over the ocean.  Lucky on bot counts.  Here is the rainbow.  I’ll post the sunset another day.

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Also posted in Fall 2015, Panorama, Scenics