One could hardly have asked for a more marvelous Christmas morning! It was probably the earliest I had ever awoke for a Christmas Day, but what did that matter? On vacation with the family in Sanibel Florida in 2009, we were blessed to follow whatever schedule we pleased. And being in-landers from West Virginia, I supposed it was a unanimous vote to see the sunrise on Christmas morning!
Seriously, if one is up early, and if he happens to be at the beach, and if the clouds are broken up enough to let the sun shine through, than chances are it won’t be too hard to get a jolly good view of the sunrise.
I was all prepared with camera and tripod. I’m sure the salt water wasn’t too healthy for the tripod, but shooting from in the water was better than shooting from the the typical, eye-level, seaside picture looking down a sandy coast filled with debris and strollers. Plus, the bubbling, ever-churning ocean water felt good on the sand-covered feet.
I don’t remember much about why I composed the picture the way I did. I suppose the lighthouse made for a good subject and I liked the brilliant sky reflected in the turbulent water. It’s beautiful pictures like this that combine pleasant places with fond memories that caused me to choose this one to be 1 of only 12 pictures used for Lenspiration’s 2012 Calendar.
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