Category Archives: Fall 2015

Down The Line

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

WavesFenwick 7.3.2015_5780

Also posted in Beach, 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.

Cape Sunset 11.22.2015_1179

Also posted in Beach, 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.

CapeRainbow 11.22.2015_Panorama

Also posted in Beach, Panorama, Scenics


You never know what you will find when you take a walk in the woods on a fall day.  Thank you Eliot Porter for inspiration many years ago.

CambridgeMD.KillensPond 10.25.2015_0654

Also posted in Macro

Commuting Opportunity

Driving down the highway at a little over 60 mph and seeing a mirror-like finish on a pond rimmed with trees holding onto fall colors will necessitate a U-turn more often than not.  Such was the case this morning as I whizzed past Waples Mill Pond.  Early morning light lit up the scene and I had to photograph the beautiful symmetry divided by the pond shore.    This spot is a favorite of mine as I commute to Dover.

SunriseWaples 11.4.2015_0820

Also posted in Scenics

Sun Peeking

Most of Delmarva was cloud covered all day today but when I left Dover after work there was clear sky to the west of me.  The small open crack in the sky between clouds and the horizon persisted as I drove southeast toward the coast and home.  I crossed my fingers that I cold get to the site I previsioned for sunset which would be about five minutes after I arrived in Lewes.  I thought the setting sun could light up the clouds from below them as the sun peeked out low past the horizon.  I set up on Canary Creek just as the light show started.  What a great way to end a dreary, cloudy Monday.

CanaryCreekSunset 11.2.2015

Also posted in Scenics, Sunrises and Sunsets

Delaware Bayshore Treasure

There are many remote, peaceful areas along the Delaware shore where one can beachcomb on beaches that rarely see another human visitor.  On these beaches can be found simple, elegant and beautiful things to find in the tide line such as this ribbed mussel shell.  In its weathered, symmetrical still-hinged form I see simple, natural beauty.  There is a slight depression to the left of and below the shell where wave water that deposited the shell washed back to the bay.  This very small shell in a large patch of sand with nothing else around it caught my eye.  The texture, color and hint of the force that put it there was what brought me to photographing it to share. Sometimes it really is the little things in life.

BigStoneBeachMacros.FallFoliage 10.31.2015_0755

Also posted in Beach, Macro, Shells

Fungi Season

Cool dampness in the woods brings out the best fungi.  Perhaps not the most beautiful residents of the forest, their pattern and form attracted my eye.  This group surrounded the trunk of a tree in a large ‘colony’, if that is an appropriate term for a large group of funguses.

CambridgeMD.KillensPond 10.25.2015_0704


Also posted in Macro

Strawberry Bush

I have seen these bright red seed pods in the woods this fall and have found out it is a native eastern woodland plant called strawberry bush.  It is apparent how it got its name.  Apparently deer love it and it is hard to find where there are a lot of hungry deer roaming the woods.  It caught my eye and so I knew to take a macro lens with me in the woods.

CambridgeMD.KillensPond 10.25.2015_0651

Also posted in flowers, Macro, Wildflowers

South Westerly Sunset

This time of year being on one side or the other of a high pressure system means a pretty significant change in the air temperature.  Cold air overtook the Delaware coast over the past few days as a high to our west blew in cold air from the north.  As the high moved over us to the east, southwesterly winds swept over and brought warmer, moister air to the coast.  This usually results in more colorful sunsets.  I went to Cape Henlopen at sunset tonight and found a beautiful scene which was best photographed as a panorama.

Cape Sunset Pano 10.20.2015

Also posted in Beach, Panorama, Scenics, Sunrises and Sunsets