As the fall days get shorter and colder, here is a nice, warm memory from Cocoa Beach, Florida.
As you may know, at the beginning of our 2017 Disney Cruise trip, we spent a couple of days enjoying the sand and the waves at Cocoa Beach, Florida. However, we did not have all that long to enjoy the sun, as there were thick, heavy clouds most of the time that we were out there. But as you can see here, the sun did come out, and we were able to enjoy at least part of a sunny day at the beach.
Also as you can probably tell from looking, this photo was taken at low tide. I did not check for certain, but this was probably not right at the actual low tide moment, if you want to be precise. But the tide was definitely way out, and the intertidal zone (that part between the sand and waterline) was quite large. In fact, it was so large that even with a wide angle lens it was difficult to get both the water and the dry sand in one photo. They are both there if you look at the edges of the photo, but they are separated by a large distance.
The people at the beach that day did not seem to mind. You can see some of them out on the water, while others are up on the sand. And there are even a few in between, too. Like us, they were probably just enjoying the sun, no matter where the water was. If you have read the 2017 Disney Cruise Trip Report, you know that the clouds were a recurring theme during that trip. I am not sure that we realized that those first Cocoa Beach days were setting the tone for the entire week.
There is an old saying that goes, “Make hay while the sun shines.” That holds true for vacations sometimes, too. We also did fine while the sun was not shining, but it was nice to have the sun when we could get it.
Lord, Your faithful love reaches to heaven, Your faithfulness to the clouds. - Psalm 36:5
About the photo:
This was one of those times where I was holding onto my camera really tightly. Even though I was not directly in the water, it would still sweep over my feet at times. I certainly did not want to drop the camera in the water, so I was being careful. That is what a neck strap is for, after all.
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 6, 2017
Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida