Keith H. mentioned that he’d like to visit the Cocoa Pier. I hadn’t been in a while and when I checked The Photographer’s Ephemeris, it looked like the sun would rise lined up pretty well with the Pier this week, so we decided to go over. We arrived early hoping for some star photo ops, but thick clouds and lights on the beach limited star visibility. I did manage to capture a planet in this frame:
Venus rising past the pier – The clouds parted for a few moments before dawn
It’s pretty crowded underneath this pier, so the sun alignment wasn’t as big a deal as I hoped. I caught a glimpse of it through the pilings and clouds just after dawn – here’s what it looked like:
Sunrise under the pier – The ship visible in the upper left was a bonus.
On the drive back, we stopped to photograph the new Port Canaveral Exploration Tower:
Port Canaveral Exploration Tower – The new building is quite eye-catching! It wasn’t there the last time I drove by.
A quick, but fun photo excursion.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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6 thoughts on “Cocoa – March 20, 2014”
Spectacular shots! You definitely owe Keith H a drink for suggesting the outing!
Thanks Rhona – but don’t sign me up to finance Keith’s drinks! That could hurt my budget!
Ed, I decided to try my hand at my first sunrise pics. I went to the Cocoa Beach Pier and made some great shots. Thanks for providing us with so much info of local photo ops. Would love to show you the sunrise pics.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jorge.
I’m glad your sunrise photos turned out well. I’d love to see them – are they posted anywhere?
I’m new to the Flickr thing but i think this link will get you there.