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Sea Street Beach…

I somehow got it into my head that sunrise was at 6:50 yesterday, so I wasn’t rushing as I drove to Sea Street Beach.  It was obvious that the sky was full of color as I drove, but I still wasn’t thinking.  It was the first morning without Ozzie, it wasn’t a normal morning at all.  And I had been up at 3 AM, even that is a little earlier than my normal early rising.  And I had had the thought that I wouldn’t have to rush for the sunrise, but I lost some time writing and thinking of Ozzie.  So for whatever reason when I arrived this is what I found02-14-19valentine202-14-19valentine402-14-19valentine302-14-19valentine sun02-14-19valentinefeature02-14-19valentinesignI think that the shape standing on the closest rocks might be trash cans.  I told myself I’d lop them out of the photo in editing.  But when I saw the photos I saw them as a heart shape, and it was Valentines Day after all, so I left it as is.  Funny how Mother Nature can perform for you even when you aren’t exactly on top of things.  But later on I got my first ever phone call from Cupid, and the day got a little brighter after that.

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Like a house afire…

But the house wasn’t on fire.  Those blazing windows were reflecting the sunrise at Dowses Beach that morning.  This was the last photo I took, mostly because my cameras had suddenly fogged over.  I had been shooting with both of them without a problem, but suddenly the lenses were covered in condensation.  The iPhone, however, trusty as it is, was fine.  I’m still happily shooting with an iPhone 7+.  I waited in line to buy the 1st generation iPhone and I’ve been replacing them with the latest greatest iPhone ever since.  Well, until now.  I had to have the 7+ with the two lenses and the bigger zoom.  But even that wasn’t enough  zoom so eventually I bought myself the Canon T6 kit, on sale, in hopes of being able to take close ups of the various birds who make their home in Florida over the winter.  It’s a very basic DSLR but I’m not planning to replace it until I learn to use this one a lot better.  I’ve added lenses however.  But despite having that camera and the Lumix lx5 I still resort to the iPhone frequently and am seldom disappointed.  The newest phones are reputed to have even better cameras in them, but honestly, good enough is good enough for me…

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7 degree sunrise…

In looking for someplace new to go to for the sunrise this morning I saw a photo taken from Falmouth Heights Beach.  What the photographer said about it was that this was a good vantage point, and that this sunrise, that day’s sunrise, would never come again.  I liked that thought.  I found Falmouth Heights Beach on the map, and there was plenty of time to get there, or so I thought.  But as I was driving with 20 minutes to go until the sunrise I could see that the sky was already magnificent.  The GPS told me I had at least a half mile to go, but I came around a bend and saw a parking lot, and what turned out to be a wonderful vantage spot.  My plans get hijacked frequently, and I choose to think that it’s usually for the better.  So was it worth it?  Braving the 7 degree weather?  Yes, yes it was. 02-02-19Falmouth102-02-19Falmouth302-02-19Falmouth402-02-19Falmouth502-02-19Falmouth802-02-19Falmouth7

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The Cape Cod Light…

It only seemed sensible to head toward Provincetown from the Nauset Light.  I was probably half way there after all.  But imagine my surprise when I saw a sign directing me to take a right turn to see the Cape Cod Light.  I decided I couldn’t miss such a conveniently placed surprise photo op, so off we went. We being Ozzie and me.  I was disappointed to not have gotten more lighthouse photos when I was here over the summer, so I’m glad I finally saw a few today.  Of course  I imagined them with a wonderful sunrise or sunset sky behind them, but I guess you can’t have everything.  And besides, that’s what keeps you/me coming back…01-28-19capecodlight01-28-19cclight01-28-19cclight3

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The Cape Cod National seashore…

I decided to take Ozzie with me on my photo shoot this morning.  He mostly naps in the car, but he was a hit at the gas station, and got a dog cookie and some petting from the employees.  He’s generally a hit wherever he goes, and he waits patiently while I wander around taking pictures.  Taking him with me will give me the ability to stay away from home longer during the day, out and about or in the RV, so I’ll have to get him used to it.  I’ll bet he’ll appreciate the warmer weather in the spring also.

I haven’t headed toward Provincetown since I’ve been here.  I was there over the summer and knew I wanted to see the Nauset Light again.  Plus I hoped for a great sunrise at the beach, but that didn’t happen. 01-28-19seashore01-28-19seashore201-28-19nauset01-28-19nausetclose01-28-19nausetclose2That was yesterday of course, since the sun isn’t up yet.  This morning I’m seeing photos from the sunset last night at the canal, and it was spectacular.  Sigh…

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Veteran’s Park Beach redux…

I decided to try Veteran’s Park Beach again this morning. It was nice last time, but the sunrise never developed that morning.  Today the sky was gorgeous, but boy was it ever cold.  But I was ready, all bundled up, toasty warm.  All except for my fingers.  I didn’t know it was possible for a person’s fingers to hurt that much, but the sunrise was so pretty that I stuck it out as long as I could stand it.  And I’m happy to say that my polar fleece gloves have shown back up, so next time should be a lot kinder to my fingers.01-26-19vpb101-26-19vpb201-26-19vpb401-26-19veterans01-26-19veteransreflect