This is the most people I have seen at this beach. Enjoyment was at hand… I followed these shots with pictures of the May Full Moon Rise, followed by sunrise the next morning–compelling shots of both events.
Sunrise @ 6:07 am Eastern Daylight Time. I used the Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier to enhance the captures. Although there were some clouds, the sun was clearly visible as it rose out of the ocean–luv the red color cast.
Full Blue [Flower] Moon @ 5:11 pm Eastern Daylight Time. I used the Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier and people on the beach to enhance the captures. At moonrise, the horizon was too cloudy to see the moon rising out of the ocean.
This was a quick one-night trip with three targets sets of photographs: 1) 01/20 moonrise; 2) the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse; and, 3) 01/21 sunrise. For the most part, clouds were a challenge. They blocked seeing the Sunday evening moonrise and the Monday morning sunrise–ruling out seeing the moon and sun shimmering on the ocean as they peaked above the surface.
Nonetheless, there are some good captures in this group. I will do this shoot again–less the lunar eclipse, but closer to home next time–maybe Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina [