Evening Stroll at Cocoa Beach, Florida

Strolling Along the Beach

Evening Stroll on Cocoa Beach, Florida

Waves roll in on the shore at Cocoa Beach, Florida, in the early evening. This was the view as we strolled along the beach one evening during our visit last summer as part of our Disney Cruise trip. We had stopped at Cocoa Beach for a few days before we met up with the rest of our family and the cruise started.

I like evening strolls along the beach. We don’t always get to ake one for whatever reason, but when we can it is always nice. The heat of the day has left. Most of the people of the day have left. The daytime beach atmosphere, while enjoyable, has left. These have been replaced by cooler temperatures, a few people here and there, and a calm, relaxed atmosphere.

Of course, the waves still roll in and out, always in their constant motion. That part never changes. And even though much has changed about the beach, the fascination that I have for the beach never changes, even in the evening.

To Tell Or Not To Tell

I often wonder why more people aren’t out there on the beach in the evening, enjoying a leisurely stroll as we were doing. There were a few people out for a stroll or even a jog, but as you can see they were few and far between. In some ways, I hesitate to post this, because maybe if everyone knew how nice it is in the evening, then things might change. But that’s okay because it never is good to keep good things to yourself.

So if you have the chance, go out and enjoy an evening stroll along the beach. You won’t regret it.

You can see more from our visit to Cocoa Beach at the 2017 Disney Cruise archives.

Interesting Thought

Can you imagine how quiet it would be if they turned the waves off at night?

Bible Verse

How countless are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures. - Psalm 104:24

About the photo

There really wasn’t anything fancy about the taking of this photo. Just a quick shot as we strolled along on our evening walk. I did not use a tripod, as there was still some light outside. And besides that, carrying a tripod would have made the stroll less enjoyable.

The processing was a little more fancy, as I combined three different exposures from the original Raw file for this one photo. In addition to the base exposure, I added in some darker areas for the sky and some lighter areas to bring out the white foam in the water. And I enhanced the colors quite a bit as well, just to make it even more pleasing.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips. Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens Date: June 5, 2017 Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

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