For a while anyway. Many photographers would agree that daylight savings time and “fall back” make it harder to get up for sunrise. Photography Interest Group members Kevin K., Kevin M., Tom M., and I met at 6am last Friday for a photo expedition over to Merritt Island. It was the last time we’ll be able to set the alarm that late until next year. Despite sleeping in, we arrived well before dawn. This was the scene at the boat ramp at the Titusville Municipal Marina.
There weren’t a lot of clouds, so my expectations for color were low but we did see a bit as the sun started to rise.
And as usual, after it was light we went looking for wildlife on Black Point Wildlife Drive. There are some winter visitors showing up there now. We saw warblers, wrens, and Kingfishers. But the ducks, Avocets and others are still missing. They’ll show up before long.
So once again it was a good trip to one of my favorite places.
I’m going to miss sleeping later on photography mornings. By the way: New research says turning back the clock is not just bad for photographers. It impacts mental health too: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/05/turning-back-the-clock-1-hour-takes-a-serious-toll-on-your-mental-health/
A couple other updates:
My friend Jim B. has heard that Biolab road in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge is closed due to hurricane damage. No reports on when it will open again.
The Cat and Turtle blog has a report on winter birds returning to Orlando Wetlands Park. Check it out: http://www.blog.catandturtle.net/2016/11/04/winter-birds-returning-orlando-wetlands-park/
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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