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Virginia Beach Pier at Sunrise

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.

The Pier at Leesylvania State Park

Stepping away from infrared for a bit... Here's one of my favorite local places to visit, Leesylvania State Park on the Potomac River. It's one of those places you can visit 10 days in a row, and each day, your photos will look completely different. It could be the clouds in the sky or the color of the sunrise. It could be the number of fisherman on the pier or fog on the river. You just never know, which makes it an interesting place to photograph.