Spring has been long in coming. It has been a long, hard, cold winter with record setting snow fall. Since the “official” spring started one and one-half weeks ago, it has been cold and wet with even a little snow flurry. But finally I see emerging spring bulbs coming up. Maybe Spring is really here! This morning I thought I would give my new travel camera its first try. I purchased my new FUJI X-T1 on the recommendation of two of my mentors/instructors, John Barclay and Tony Sweet. They have both fallen in love with the new FUJI X-series cameras. It will take me a while to get familiar with its strengths and weaknesses. It is sure a lot smaller and lighter than my Canon SLR’s. Hopefully the weather will get a little warmer for more pleasant shooting.
Looking down the beach, I saw this interesting shadow pattern on these sand ripples as the sun broke the horizon. This highlight-shadow pattern just lasted a few moments. There is always something of interest if I am open to what the moment brings. I just need to be patient and wait for that moment. It was a nice morning.
I worked on this image to convert it to B&W. I was a nice pattern of white and black contrasts. But, the warm sun made the image for me.
The sunrise was not spectacular, but there was a nice warm glow that brightened the sky and ocean. As I was absorbing the warmth of the early morning sun in South Carolina, I was thinking of the cold and snow that we were currently experiencing in Philadelphia. I was glad to be at Hilton Head Island. There were just a few of dawn walkers and bikers. I waited several moments as this biker and her dog first rode up the beach (I missed her the first time) then turned around and came back down. It added a little interest to what would have been a very nondescript photo.