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Sunset over the Marsh in Sea Island Georgia

Last night I got this shot of the sun setting on 13th Street overlooking the Marsh in Sea Island.

How it was taken:
ISO 100
14mm
f/2.8
5 images 1/50 – 1/800 sec

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Sea Island Marsh Sunset

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The Lodge at Sea Island Sunset

Sunday night we went to the Lodge at Sea Island to listen to the bagpipe player, have dinner and roast smores.  This amazing sunset over the St Simons Sound behind the Sidney Lanier Bridge was a bonus.  This is a 5-image HDR photograph taken with a Nikon D800 and processed in Photomatix & Lightroom.

The Lodge at Sea Island

Sidney Lanier Bridge

The Lodge at Sea Island Sunset
The Lodge at Sea Island Sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

This week for the Shutterboo Weekly Photo Challenge the subject is ‘Circle.’  We are spending spring break in Rosemary Beach, Florida so I have been excited about finding a circle.  The whole time I’ve known in my head that I was ultimately going to get a shot of the sunset since we are on the west coast, and the sunsets over here are sick.  Two nights ago it was pretty overcast and as the clouds passed in front of the sun, the outline of the sun was perfect and clear, but it looked more like the moon.  Last night I started getting ready to run over to the beach for my shot, grabbed my camera off the ottoman on the front porch, and my nightmare began in very slow motion.  I picked it up by the body, but the strap was caught on the corner of the ottoman, and my camera slammed back down on the concrete porch.  My heart sank as I went to pick it up, only to see all of the glass cracked.

I have a UV filter over the lens and it was hard to determine if only it was broken, or if the lens was cracked as well.  I wasn’t able to get the UV filter off, and had to get the sunset shot, so I raced over to the beach with my 50mm knowing I wouldn’t get the shot I wanted, but could make due.

This morning I went over to the maintenance department and borrowed some pliers and was able to pry the filter off and happily found a beautiful unscathed piece of Nikon glass.

I’m going to use the sunset shot for my entry this week, but here are several others I got during the week including a shot of the circle filter.  Let’s hope for an easier time next week