“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
My best friend of 45 years, Dena, invited me to spend time with her at her beach house located in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. I looked forward to the trip for so many reasons. First of all, I looked forward to spending time with my dear friend. Secondly, I looked forward to the healing power of the sea.
I was familiar with the area as I have explored this beach and surrounding areas in the past, so I knew where I wanted to spend time for sunrise. The first day, while I enjoyed the sunrise, I didn’t get anything photographically that I loved. While I was packing my gear in the car, my heart almost stopped as I saw the light streaming through trees on the side of the road. I photographed the scene until a truck pulled in blocking my view.
One of the things I enjoyed the most during my stay were our long walks on the beach. During one of our walks, I discovered these wonderful patterns in the sand.
I am always trying to capture a wave or how I am feeling about the waves.
Each morning, I started watching sunrise at the coquina rocks, a spot a friend and fellow photographer shared with me years ago.
My last sunrise of the trip was, by far, the most spectacular, in terms of photographic elements.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to enjoy nature’s exquisite beauty while at the beach.
Although these scenes filled my soul, the time I spent with my friend was even more beautiful.