Sunset at Amelia

The incredible sunsets of Amelia Island … a revisit to island paradise…

Sunset at Amelia

Some of the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets are daily at Amelia Island…this image shot HDR from our balcony on West Side which faces the marshes…our East Side faces the beautiful sunrise of the Atlantic Ocean. There is really nothing more beautiful and HDR gobbles up the beautiful colors of both.

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HDR NOTES:    Canon5DMarkII, Canon EF16-35L @35mm[3@-0-_2+2] processed Photomatix Pro 4, PS-CS, Topaz DeNoise.

Amelia Island Plantation Re-Imagination

One of our favorite places in the US is Amelia Island in Florida.  Amelia Island Plantation which we call our “home away from home” is under construction entitled “Re-Imagination” which will be completed in March 2013.  We photograph the island often and especially for sunrise-sunset, marshes and for waterscapes.  The Re-Imagination is quite spectacular and will bring so many wonderful new features and gorgeous subjects for photography.  Most of our friends here at HDRCHIC know how much we love this place.  We thought it proper to share some of our non-waterscape images before the new Re-Imagination is complete.  This image was shot from the beach as we returned from shooting the sunrise and surrounding areas.

The video below is the September 2012 construction update.

For more on Amelia Island Plantation and related waterscapes. See under Categories here.

Amelia Island – Come Walk With Me

I love to walk…beach, mountains, hills, woods and anywhere where I am surrounded by nature or beautiful architecture with my camera gear in tow ready to capture the beauty of it. I especially love to walk the beach at sunrise and sunset.  Amelia Island is the perfect place for nature walkers (and photographers, of course) for feasts of delights for the eyes and soul.  From the majestic ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views to the glorious sunrise-sunsets, boardwalk waterways and marshes, to the Sunken Forest, Aury Island, Drummond Point Park and Walker’s Landing and more — it’s a little heavenly bit of Eden on earth.


On this year’s Amelia Island photo tour, we spent days walking the trails throughout the island winding through Spanish moss-draped live oaks and palmettos which opened to gorgeous ocean and marsh views.  A gear-laden photog can exhaust themselves very quickly so with Canon5dMII and tripod in tow, I left our gear [that’s it right there sitting on the sand in the middle of the photo] to follow the walk to the open marshes to view its plethora of waterfowl, wildlife, flora and after shooting, we returned and I was glad to see the gators, crocks or a photog wannabe  had not absconded with our gear!

And finally, the anticipation of the “Sunken Forest” that trails down, then winding up to spectacular views of the ocean.  My new favorite private spot on the island. It doesn’t get better than this — sunrise in all its glory!

There’s more to come…watch for new postings. Until then, enjoy the views and if you want a truly enjoyable photography adventure, visit Amelia Island.

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Photo Credit:  Jay&Jacy Photography for HDRCHIC

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Amelia Island Plantation