The Present of Being Present2 min read time

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”

-Robert Wyland

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.

Tree and Light

Tree and Light

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.

Sand and Water

Sand and Water

I am always trying to capture a wave or how I am feeling about the waves.

Peace and Tranquility

Peace and Tranquility

 

Morning Light on Water

Morning Light on Water

Each morning, I started watching sunrise at the coquina rocks, a spot a friend and fellow photographer shared with me years ago.

The Fisherman

The Fisherman

My last sunrise of the trip was, by far, the most spectacular, in terms of photographic elements.

Good Morning

Good Morning

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.

 

 

 

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