Beach, Black and White, Dawn, Fishing, Florida, Nature, Ocean, Photography, Sea, Seabirds, Sharks, Sunrise, Surf, Video, Waves
(Some feeble footage above of some hunting bull-shark chums of mine as they spilled up into the shallow swash as the tide began to recede. Is there anything better than having a shark swim up into one’s lap? I think not!)
I had a meeting with the Sharks that Sunrise, and they kept their promise. I arrived to the bruised sight of a brooding squall that aged the sky, scudding in and consuming the Dawn.
Pale rosy lightning sniveled across the slate blue of cloud as a lone dolphin breached cold in the distance.
And there in the swash the pastel waves frilled and shivered as a cool wind lumbered forth, and a surge of fish spat out from the sea as the Sharks surfed right up to my feet.
The Surf Fisherman decided not to wade in. I know not why. The water was glorious.
John Northcutt Young said:
The black-and-white photographs take my breath away. Lovely.
Thanks so much! Jubilant cheers,
Beautiful shots. Calm and exhilaration in equal measure.
Thank you! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. It certainly was both a calm and supremely exhilarating morning indeed! Ebullient cheers,
Not only do your images capture a wonderful sense of feeling and hearing the ocean surf without being there, but your writing is captivating. Bravo Autumn Jade.
Thank you very much! I am so thrilled to learn you can hear the ocean’s roar through the photos- nothing better than that! Thanks so much for drizzling by! Cheers,
Chatty Owl said:
Your photography is outstanding.
Thank you!! Nothing more marvelous than bumbling forth out into that beauty, I must say. It is endless. I am flabbergasted that every day these are the scenes I get to see! Thank you for flitting by dear friend. Cheers,
Julie's garden blog said:
Too clever 🙂
😀 Why thank you.
Ken D Williams said:
Very good , words and photography. Par-excellence.
Alexander Lautsyus said:
I can’t express my feeling! Your pictures are just pieces of Art!
Thanks so much! What a delightful comment. I am so humbled. Thank you! Many cheers. I hope you have been enjoying a marvelous Sunday.
Wow! What beautiful photos and video! Seeing those sharks must have been an amazing experience.
Yes! Always an amazing experience. I love the sharks here. I want to try and get some underwater footage of them in future. So glad they were enjoyed and thanks so much for drizzling by and bequeathing such kind words! Smiling cheers,
Two comments: where is this? – and – BRAVO!
Greetings! The footage was obtained in Satellite Beach, Florida, which is just south of Cocoa Beach, right around the Cape Canaveral area. I frequently go to meet the sharks at this particular beach, and during this time of year, breaching tarpon are quite frequent swim-buddies as well. 😉 Thanks so much! Glad it was enjoyed!! Cheers,
I was in Ormond by the Sea earlier this month. I love the shore and you capture it well!
Lovely lovely! I have been up that way a few times. So thrilled you enjoyed it. I’ve seen more tiger sharks up that way, younger ones. Thanks again for sluicing by!
Love that big wave picture!
Thank you! It felt fantastic! 😉
Stunningly beautiful video, AJ. Thanks for sharing. Your B&W images are stupendous, and I just love this line, “Pale rosy lightning sniveled across the slate blue of cloud as a lone dolphin breached cold in the distance.” Perfect!
Such moments are difficult to describe. One is just mouth-bobbing agog when these moments wash over one- and in Florida, how vivid and frequent the are…my amazement never diminished, my astonishment just as potent as the first time I experienced the amazement of this wonderland. So happy you enjoyed it and happy to share the moment with you. Cheers!