Sunday, December 23, 2007
Full Moon, Red Tide
I went to the beach late this evening (Sunday afternoon).
I hadn't been in a while, and have put it off because we have had a bit of red tide here lately.
There's not enough red tide to really color the water, but the wind from the ocean will have the particles in the air and as soon as I opened my car door and stood up out of the car, I started coughing.
At first I wasn't sure if it was red tide in the air or if it was the lighter fluid being used to excess by the one family there in the park that was lighting and old fashioned charcoal grill for charring some animal flesh. The smell of lighter fluid was strong in the air.
I went on down to the beach and kept coughing, so I figured the red tide was still in the area.
But the sky was so beautiful as the sun was setting that I had to stay for a little while, and although the sunset was in the "wrong" direction for photographing on the east coast of Florida, it was lovely on the beach.
As I stood and soaked up the view, waiting as the sky changed colors, some clouds began to approach the moon and I ended up taking about 100 photos of the moon alone, hoping for a few really good ones.
These are a couple from this batch today.