These three shots were all taken within the span of about a minute. There isn’t much time to waste when shooting at sunrise. The light changes very quickly so it’s important to have some idea beforehand of what you are after in terms of composition and framing. At the moment of sunrise, I was on the beach to grab a few shots of the sun coming through the clouds over the ocean. In television, we called them establishing shots. I then moved back from the water’s edge to a position behind some sand fences for a couple of additional views then retreated behind this particular dune. I had chosen it because it had a nice crop of sea oats growing on the top of it. I used pretty much the same routine moving down the beach toward’s Land’s End. Some views like the three shots above, required little movement at all, just a zoom with the 24-120 mm lens. By the time I called it a morning about half hour later, I had more than 90 quality shots. I love just roaming around with the camera and snapping away at whatever moves me, but aging is the mother of invention. With arthritic knees, I have to think ahead of what I want and the quickest way to get it. The luxury of walking several miles on the beach is a distant memory. As Clint Eastwood said in the classic western, “Unforgiven”, “We all got it coming kid.” Thanks for the look. Have a good week ahead. See you next time.