Nothing says warmth like a sunrise or sunset at the beach. While visiting my family in West Palm Beach Florida June and I got up early and drove down to the beach to see what the sunrise had in store. We started out at Lake Worth Beach hoping to get some pictures of the sunrise behind the pier. The parking lot was closed and we couldn't get down to the beach. We headed north up the coast stopping at a public beach access, which was also closed due to beach erosion. After driving past the classic mansions of Palm Beach we finally stopped at the public beach in Palm Beach. It's always a good idea to allow plenty of time for sunrise photography because you never know what obstacles you'll run into and time, tide and sunrises wait for no man.
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The paddle boarder did return later and I was able to take the shot I tried to get earlier. I wasn't thinking clearly and didn't set my camera up for a fast enough shutter speed. The 1/15 of a second exposure was way too slow and she is blurred in this photo. This is why practice is so important. You have to be able to quickly adjust your camera to rapidly changing conditions. I can't go back and try this shot again but hopefully I'll remember my mistake and not make it again.
We were blessed with a beautiful sunrise and interesting clouds. It was a great way to start the day.