It’s early here in Myrtle Beach. I got up for sunrise but it seems that the 18,000 plus steps my Fitbit logged yesterday put a little kink in my knee! I do love walking on the beach. I must leave my high perch on “Mt. Olympus” and join the world of the mortals once again!
It won’t be so bad. Charleston awaits with its historic charm. We will be tourists there and I think there will be ample subjects to keep this photographer busy. I look forward to a new place with new adventures. So I leave you with a quiet moment. Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.
Copyright Toni Hooper 2018
I went to say goodbye to Pompano beach. The sun rose behind the clouds and then the clouds took over. It was still beautiful. I think the sun was sad to see us go.
I just read an article by photographer Jason Bradley in which he commented about how often we photographers get caught up in the gear. He stresses that we look at the scene. Think about what we want our viewers to see. What do you want to say? He says to pay attention to the first thought, the first thing that caught your eye. As I made my walk down to the beach for sunrise I remembered what I had read. Thank you Jason! This morning it was about color. Pure and simple. The change of color and the absolute brilliance and fire, that was my subject.
I saw pictures of myself on my Yellowstone trip and I looked so weighed down by the cameras hanging off my body. Really, did I need three? I brought my tripod to the beach. Never even opened it.
So here is sunrise today.
Color and clouds
Pure and simple
Life streaks across the morning horizon
The sun, giver of life force.
With gratitude and grace I accept this gift.
I like my Fuji XT-10 camera. I’ve had it sense December and I’m finally beginning to know its settings and what it will do. I’ve been a Canon person for 40 years and making the change was quite challenging, but I think we are now good friends. I am blessed this trip to Pompano Beach because my bed faces the balcony and all I have to do is step outside to make the sunrise. Every one is different! I have yet to get the sun coming up directly on the ocean. Seems there are always low clouds hugging the sea. Oh well, this shot works for me. Another gorgeous day at the beach. Time for coffee! Have a beautiful day!