Showing posts with label seascape photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seascape photography. Show all posts

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review of Florida Beauty

Florida Seascape
Forida has always been one of my favorite states to visit.  As a child my family would often take a trip to Florida in the summer.  Living in the midwest, I found Florida to be wonderful.  I loved everything about it from the beaches to the palm trees to all the wonderful sights to see.   Swimming in the ocean was a special treat for my siblings and me.  

Now, as a senior adult, I still love Florida, although I am now fond of going in the wintertime to escape the midwest cold.  

With Florida in the news so much because of hurricane Irma, I thought I would write an article on the beauty that is Florida.  My heart and prayers go with the people in Florida as they recover from this latest tragedy.


Facts about Florida


  • Nickname- Sunshine State
  • Capital- Tallahassee
  • State Flower- Orange Blossom
  • Third most populous state
  • Flattest State
  • Tourism biggest money earning sector
  • Known for juicy oranges
  • Golf paradise

What I love about Florida

I am an avid photographer and Florida is a wonderful place to take photographs.  On the rest of this page I will tell you about my favorite things about Florida and show you the photographs to illustrate my points. I will also share links to different articles that I have written on Florida.

Palm Trees

Palm trees are one of my favorite things in Florida.  Each year as we enter the state, I look for my first palm trees.  Usually I find them at the Florida Welcome Center.  Here is an article I wrote on photographing Palms. Palm Trees in Paradise

Birds

Florida has some wonderful tropical birds along with many that we also see in the midwest in the summer. During our visit in 2017 I worked on photographing as many different birds as possible.  Here is an article I wrote for Review This on photographing birds. Photographing Florida Birds

The Ocean

Did you know that no matter where you go in Florida you are never further than 60 miles from the nearest beach?  For someone who loves the ocean that fact alone would make Florida a favorite place.  In my younger days I loved to play in the surf, now I enjoy a nice long walk on the beach.  There is something so calming just watching the waves come and go.

Here is an article on photographing at the seaside.Seascape Photography

Seashells on the Beach

I'm not sure why, but I find it fascinating to look for seashells at the beach.  I never tire of looking for a new kind of shell.  Here are some seashells at Coral Cove beach on Jupiter Island.

Sunrise over the Ocean

There is something quite amazing to watch the sun rise over the ocean.  Each day in Florida I wake up early to catch the sunrise and each day it is different.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from past years.


Here is an article I wrote on photographing sunrises. Photographing Sunrises

Lighthouses

I am a really enjoy visiting lighthouses and Florida has several that I have visited.  We stay in Jupiter each March and they have a wonderful historic red lighthouse that I love to visit.




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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Seascape Photography


Down by the Sea

I have always been fascinated by the sea, so seascape photography has been a wonderful hobby to pursue.
I am continually mesmerized by the beauty of the ocean. I love the way it never looks the same. The beauty of the waves, the reflections of the sky and clouds, and the way the wind interacts all make the sea a fascinating subject to photograph.
There is something quite wonderful about being by the seashore. I have lived all of my life in the midwest, miles away from the sea but I have always been pulled by the allure of the sea.
On this page I will share with you some of my favorite photos from trips to the seashore. 


Sunrises

I  love a beautiful sunrise, but it seems that when that sunrise is coming up over the ocean it is even more stunning.  Here are a few photos I took this year of the sun rising over the ocean in Jupiter, Florida.  They were all taken on different days, from the same location, and yet each one is different.  I will never tire of getting up early and enjoying the sunrise over the ocean.



Before the Sunrise

If you get up really early, you will find that on some mornings the colors about 30 minutes before the sunrise can be quite spectacular.  It only lasts for a few minutes so be sure to have your camera ready.





Moonlight Photography

Another fun way to look at the ocean is in the moonlight.  To take these photos it is important to use a tripod with your camera and set your speed for a longer exposure.  Here are a few moonlight shots I took in Jupiter.


Waves and Rocks

I like having something in the foreground on my seashore shots and these rocks worked great.
I hope you have enjoyed to my seascape photography.  The following are links to some of the Zazzle products I have created from my photographs.

Sunrise in Paradise Card
Sunrise in Paradise Card by mbgphoto
View Tropical Cards online at zazzle
Sunrise and Waves Ceramic Tile
Sunrise and Waves Ceramic Tile by mbgphoto
Find other Sunrise over ocean Tiles at zazzle.com



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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Review of Jupiter Beach Park

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Enjoy a Stroll through a Beach Park


Jupiter Beach Park is a wonderful bit of paradise that is sandwiched between the Atlantic ocean and the inland waterways. The park comprises over 49 acres and provides wonderful range of sights and activities.

On the ocean side you have a great beach for swimming and a jetty that is just right for fishing. You have all the sights and sounds of the ocean from the crashing of the waves to the pelicans that can be seen on the rocks.

On the inland waterways you see great tropical trees and shrubs like mangrove trees and sea grapes. There is also a great swimming hole where the inlet goes into the inland waterway. The park has lots of picnic grounds, a playground, restroom facilities, and lots of benches where you can stop and rest and take in the sights.

The condo where we stay when we are in Jupiter is just across the road from this park and each morning I walk in the park. I always have my camera with me and love to take photos in different weather and lighting conditions. I also visit the park in the evening to capture the scenery in a different light.

I hope you enjoy this pictorial view of Jupiter Beach Park Photos by Mary Beth Granger


A View of the Ocean

As you enter the park there is a great path for walkers and cyclists. Walking along the path, I catch a glimpse of the ocean through the sea grapes and palms.

Path to the Sea

Seagrapes make an arch on this path to the sea in Jupiter Beach Park.

Shells on Jupiter Beach

Shells on Jupiter Beach
Shells on Jupiter Beach

Fishing on the Jetty

Whenever I have visited the park from early morning till late in the evening there are always fisherman on the jetty! I have seen them pull in some good catches too!

Path to Inland Waterway

On the other side of the walking path is the inland waterway. Here you see Mangrove trees lining the shore.

Mangrove Trees

Natural Wood Sculpture

I liked the way this old tree root looks like a wooden sculpture.

Wildflower in the Park

Swimming Hole - a great place to spend a sunny afternoon

Where the water flows from the sea to the inlet and then on to the inland waterway is a great hole for swimming. It is manned with lifeguards during certain hours and you often see families enjoying the shallow waters.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse - view from the park

At the north end of the park you have a wonderful view of the lighthouse across the inlet. I took this photo of the lighthouse on my evening walk.

Pelicans on the Rocks

Pelicans are plentiful in the park. You see them along the ocean side and also along the inlet. Here you see a group sunning on the rocky shore of the inlet.

Lone Pelican

This pelican looked like he was posing just for me.

Where is Jupiter Beach Park?

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Delightful Park by the Sea -
1375 Jupiter Beach Road, Jupiter, FL 33477


Here is a greeting card made from one of my photographs at Jupiter Beach park.
Dusk at Jupiter Beach Greeting Card




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