final beach shot - dawn
09-06-13 My final beach shot in the Dawn's golden light as I packed to leave the condo. No edits or cropping.
bay @ sunrise
09-03-13 The serene Sarasota Bay in the first light of the day.
Sunrise @ South Lido
05-29-16 A sunrise from the East lit clouds over the Gulf. Loved finding the small fishing boat off the shore.
01-18-19 The clouds over the Sarasota Bay were magnificent.
Bay bridge view
01-18-19 Simply a lovely view from the John Ringling Causeway Bridge on a gorgeous winter day in paradise. Image taken with IPhone.
Ten Thousand Islands
09-15-19 Within the Ten Thousand Islands Everglades National Park are a diverse display of islands, keys, and mangrove islets.
01-18-19 One of my favorite Sarasota skyline / ba ybridge views is from the small bridge connecting St. Armands Key to City Island. Since it was exceptional, the image was composed to include the shallow water in the foreground.
Image taken with my iPhone.
05-27-18 Siesta Key beach was flooded from the mega torrential rains brought to the Gulf Coast by Tropical Storm Alberto.
Beach on a calm morning
08-28-16 The beach I called home for a week was calm, beautful with clear skies on the first full day - Perfect! ... and then the beach turned windy and rainy with a super rough surf from a pending hurricane. Again, Perfect!
Sunrise on final day
09-08-17 As we prepared to evacuate for Hurricane Irma, the sunrise over the beach was filled with peace and tranquility.
North Longboat Key beach
09-07-15 On my last full day at the beach, I walked to the northern tip of Longboat Key. With Hurricane Irma days away from her FL encounter, the beaches were gorgeous, full of life yet devoid of humans.
09-06-16 Love seeing county beaches embrace vegetation that serves as a natural erosion control.
09-04-17 A view NOW during a morning walk on the gorgeous Longboat Key beach. Surreal, the iPhone 7 capture was much better than with my Nikon D750!
Sea oats on stormy beach
08-30-16 The sea oats were stunning on the stormy beach.
Sea oats in golden light
09-03-19 As the Sun greets the day, the shoreline sea oats glowed within the golden light.
North Longboat Key Beach
09-02-15 Wow, what a lovely view of the Longboat Key beach as I closed in on the drift wood forest at the northern tip of the key.
09-15-19 One of the stops on the Everglades Ten Thousand Island motor-boat tour was a barrier island. Hidden behind the first tree cluster is portable toilet for National Park visitors.
Cuba seashore scene
01-14-17 The Cuba Caribbean Sea coast was spectacular.
05-22-15 The Casperson Beach was surreal with clear aqua waters.
Beach outside Casa Vino
01-10-16 A lovely alcove along the Baja California Sur Pacific Ocean Coast.
01-08-16 A sole surfer heads out to the Cerritos Beach waves as the Sun heads towards the horizon.
Sunset over Toronto Islands
09-24-16 As the sun eased towards the horizon, the reflections lit up the Toronto Islands and the sailboats finishing a marvelous day on Lake Ontario.
Ocean view from hilltop
01-09-16 The hilltop view from our almost daily walk to Cerritos Beach.
Surreal seashore waves
01-14-16 The crashing waves against the rocky shore remind us of our intergalactic conneections.
The quaint seaside town of Cayucos beach
06-29-12 Aaaaah, the Pacific Ocean - such a gorgeous site and yet so different from my hometown of Sarasota, FL beaches. Whew, the water is COLD, even in the summer.
Casperson Beach rocks
05-22-15 Casperson Beach has a rocky shore, both on the beach and in the shallow waters.
Beach rocks in tide
01/10/16 The Baja California Sur shoreline is filled with what appear as igneous rocks, possibly from ancient volcano lava flows.
01-14-16 Each wave has a spirit of its own.
01-10-16 The powerful Pacific Ocean waves seemed to dance with delight before crashing into the shore.
Wave ready to crach
01-12-16 An unfurling wave prepares to crash on the volcanic rock along the shore.
01-12-16 ... and the wave crashes on the shoreline volcanic rock. I stayed for one more click!
01-08-16 The foamy shoreline after the crashing waves recede continued to amaze throughout our Baja California Sur Pennisula visit.
Water over rock
01-12-16 Volcanic rock is common along the Pacific Coast beaches; as they crash over the rocks, the waves make spectacular active art consisting of water, foam and rock.
01-12-16 ... and then the wave recedes leaving active, foamy artwork within the volcanic rock.
01-12-16 As powerful waves recede, foamy water settles on the rocks and then runs off in the well worn crevices.
close-up of beach rocks
01-13-16 A close-up of the Pescadera Beach rocks as a wave recedes into foam - these rocks made an unforgettable "rumble" as the waves returned to the ocean.
North Lido beach
06-01-19 When in doubt get low for a unique perspective.
Sand patterns from the tide
01-09-16 The strong receding tide created interesting designs in the sand.
Design in sand
01-09-16 When I got up from taking the tidal sand design photos, I was amazed to see the images created by body in the sand. There are a multitude of Beings coming forth in the design!
Remnants of the morning hunt
09-02-19 Remnants of the morning hunt remind us of the tremendous work it takes to forage morsels of nutrition in the wild. Additionally, prey creatures must both find ample food and protect themselves from predators.
Hatched loggerhead turtle eggs
09-02-19 Overnight almost 40 young loggerhead turtles made their way to the Gulf surf.
09-05-14 A shore crab peeking out of his hole in the sand.
Crab on beach
08-30-15 The delightful crab kept a keen eye on me as he worked on his home.
Seaweed in the tide
9-01-15 Seaweed in the tide illuminated its brilliant spirit in the setting Sun
05-29-16 A fallen tree on the beach at sunrise reminds us the wisdom within driftwood begins in a humble first step.
01-25-16 On the drive from Jacksonville to Amelia Island, there is a lovely driftwood forest.