I love the beach in the fall. Actually, I love the beach all the time! I was fortunate to be able to spend a weekend at Topsail Island, NC at the end of October and it was just beautiful. I got up around 6am and took my camera and 85mm out for a walk. Just before the sun peeked over the horizon, I scared a couple dozen sea gulls away (not my intention, but pretty!)
Dawn is always a bit magical, don’t you think? Not only because it bathes everything in a cool, blue hue, but because of how still, calm, and quiet it is. I’m always amazed at how quickly the sun rises in the sky once it finally makes its appearance. I am not a morning person by nature– getting up before dawn is something I rarely did before I had children. But I have never regretted the effort it takes to meet the sunrise; it is always, always worth it.