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Sun Rising Over Ponte Vedra Beach Florida

After school got out we bolted for Ponte Vedra Beach to spend the Memorial Day Holiday. Monday morning I missed the sunrise by about 30 minutes and instead looked for sharks teeth before the crowd and tide came in. Tuesday morning I made it just in time to catch the first glimpse of the sun cresting over a pillow of clouds at the tip of the horizon. Wherever you are, the sun rising rarely disappoints. Tuesday was no exception.

The first 3 pictures below were taking with my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and the last 2 were taken with my 14-24mm f/2.8.

Ponte Vedra Beach Sunrise
Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Ponte Vedra Beach Sunrise
Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Ponte Vedra Beach Sunrise
Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach Sunrise
Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
Ponte Vedra Beach Sunrise
Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
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Spring Pictures of Rosemary Beach

Last week we were on Spring Break in Seacrest Beach on 30a in Florida. One of my favorite things about being in this area is photographing the buildings and spaces that make up Rosemary Beach. Symmetry, boardwalks and beautiful architecture define Rosemary Beach. Below are some pictures from a morning bike ride.  All were taken with a Nikon D800 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8. These photos are all available at http://www.carsonmatthewsphotography.com/Travel/RosemaryBeach

Rosemary Beach Green Space

Rosemary Beach Boardwalk

Rosemary Beach Boardwalk

Rosemary Beach Boardwalk

Rosemary Beach Umbrellas and Chairs

Washed up Seaweed on Sea Island Georgia

We went for a walk on the beach after a storm on Monday and found all sorts of creatures washed up on the shore.  I don’t have any idea what kinds of seaweed these are, so chime in below in the comments if you can identify any of these seaweed species.  Both of these are 5-image HDR shots taken with the lens resting on the beach sand (very carefully).

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Georgia Coast Seaweed HDR

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Georgia Coast Seaweed

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

4th of July Fireworks in Ponte Vedra Florida

Pictures of 4th of July fireworks in front of the Plantation Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Florida.

4th of July Fireworks - Ponte Vedra Florida

How I did it:
Nikon D800
Nikon 28-300mm
ISO 100, f/10, 15 sec.
on Tripod

Dump Trucks on Sea Island

These massive dump trucks were working hard to offset the erosion that is taking place at Sea Island.  They were running back and forth from Ocean Forest to Sea Island delivering sand.  The kids loved watching them fly back and forth down the beach.  It will be interesting to go back this summer and see how it turned out.

Sea Island Dump Truck and Ship
ISO 320, 300mm, f/10, 1/2000 sec

Main Street Rosemary Beach Florida

A look up Main Street in Rosemary Beach Florida.  The left side of the street is lined with restaurants, bars and shops including the Cowgirl Kitchen which has great Bloody Mary’s and Pina Colada’s.

Rosemary Beach Main Street