Fire Island Light illuminated by the late afternoon sun
A few photos from a week on Fire Island, New York, and various points along the Fire Island National Seashore. This trip is an annual event going back a dozen years (although not all trips were memorialized with photos). As with most years, these shots document a trip to Fire Island Light, the iconic lighthouse on the Island’s western end, sunrise photos (on the ocean side), sunset photos (on the bay side), beach photos, and some shots with a trusty 7.5mm fisheye lens for my Olympus m4/3. Oh, and the daily ritual of gin and tonics on the Fair Harbor Dock or Bay walk is well documented.
sunrise with seagull
setting sun illuminating the beach grass like fireflies
moon hanging on (on the other side of the sunrise)
In past August visits to Fire Island, at least one day–if not two or three–have been rainy wash outs. But other than some overnight rain and stormy skies the next morning (see fisheye shot below, with bike), the weather was particularly lovely this year. The first few nights, however, it was quite cloudy in the evening, with rain and lightning visible in the distance over Long Island. We were spared the storms but had the benefit of spectacular, cloud-filled sunsets (see the two sunset Bay shots, below, with large dark clouds and boats).
big dark clouds at the blue hour (with boats)
stormy morning skies (with bike and spoon)
Fair Harbor Sunset
And a few more shots:
walk the dog (in the hazy sunshine)
the sun just rose over Fire Island
Full set may be seen here, on Flickr.