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.


lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful photos.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas -- and thanks for all your wonderful photos this past year.

I had to cancel a trip to Melbourne Beach over this holiday, so I won't get to spend Christmas coughing. Will miss the sunsets though.

imac said...

Nice shots John.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

Also thanks for visiting my blog and your comments since ive been blogging.

Kerri said...

Hi John....I hope you are feeling better!!

I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope you have a Great time with your family over the holidays.

I have very much enjoyed blogging with you and hope to continue in 2008.

CG said...

That's a glorious scene but what is red tide?