Category Archives: Sunrises and Sunsets

Sunset On The Flats

Sometimes the simplicity of monochrome is what the scene is all about.  

Also posted in Black & White, Scenics, Summer 2018

Dewey First light

I caught the first rays of sunlight today on Dewey Beach.  A beautiful January morning on the beach with a tolerable temperature of 32, which is a bit warmer at sunrise  than it has been recently.  

Also posted in Beach, Scenics, Winter 2018

Winter Is Here

It may not feel much like winter today on the Delaware coast but cold air is coming.  Clouds preceding that cold air slid in over the peninsula overnight but a sliver of clear sky on the eastern horizon allowed the rising sun to shine brightly on the bottoms of those clouds.  A boat heading east in the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal added an interesting foreground element.   

Also posted in Scenics, Winter 2018

August Sunset

This sunset at Cape Henlopen was taken a couple of weeks ago but it took a rainy Saturday for me to get it posted.

Also posted in Beach, Scenics, Summer 2017


Sunset 9.24.2015_9550


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 Beach, Scenics Tagged |

Winter Beach


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 Beach, Scenics, Snow, Winter 2015-16

Wagamons Pond

Sunset a few nights ago on Wagamons Pond, Milton DE.


Also posted in Panorama, Scenics, 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.

Snow.Dunes etc. 1.26.2013_3846

Also posted in Beach, Scenics, Winter 2016

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 Fall 2015, Scenics

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, Fall 2015, Panorama, Scenics