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Sunset Black Point Wildlife Drive, 1

Just before the sun went down, wispy clouds seemed to materialize from nothing.

Sunset Black Point Wildlife Drive
Sunset Black Point Wildlife Drive

After the sun was below the horizon, looking a bit further north across another pond:

Sunset Black Point Wildlife Drive
Sunset Black Point Wildlife Drive

A bit further along the drive a Great Blue Heron stood in what had become a pink glow.

Great Blue Heron at Sunset
Great Blue Heron at Sunset

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
January 18, 2023

Sunset Over Marsh

I was standing on the eastern end of Folly Island, facing the marsh behind the barrier island. The pool of water in the foreground has been created by the shifting shape of this beach where a low spot has recently been carved out above the normal high tide line. Tidal action and storms continuously change the barrier islands and I won’t be surprised if the next big storm carves a piece of this land into its own island or washes it away completely.

Sunset Over Marsh
Sunset Over Marsh

Sun Going Down

This was our first night in the area and I scouted a sunset spot using Google Maps and The Photographer’s Ephemeris phone app. The color was subtle over Brickyard Creek and there wasn’t much of a foreground but it ended up being a pretty good choice.

Sun Setting Over Brickyard Creek
Sun Setting Over Brickyard Creek

After the sun disappeared three kayakers  worked their way back to the boat launch, impressed with what they had seen. Voices really carry over water!

Sun Set After Glow Over Brickyard Creek
Sun Set After Glow Over Brickyard Creek

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