Here's another shot of the pier at Virginia Beach. One thing I always try to remember when I'm out shooting is to move around...try this side of the pier, try that side, try under the pier. At this point, I liked how the sun and the posts created these ling shadows that came out of the water and onto the sand.
A couple of hours drive south of Chincoteague is the resort city of Virginia Beach. Staying overnight at a hotel on the beach, I was excited to get up the next morning to photograph the sunrise. But sunrises on the East coast are so hit-or-miss. You might get some nice clouds or you might not. In this case, I didn't get the majestic clouds I hoped for, but I planned my shot out ahead of time to get the sun right as it lined up with the end of the pier. I also chose a shutter speed that wouldn't smooth out the waves too much, so that I could get a nice texture in the water.