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I  never get tired of sunsets (actually just after sunset) on the beach.  The hues and shades of a vast sky as it progresses from the bright blue of late afternoon to the dark orange and magenta of dusk.   I am not alone in my admiration of this daily exercise.  All one has to do is survey the size of the crowd that arrives at the beach 20 minutes before a sunset.  The colors of sunset work very well with the reflective qualities of water.  Arrive at low tide and you will usually find tidal pools.  Small (sometimes large) pools of water that have been separated...
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This week I decide to take a pre-dawn stroll to one of the local beach/State Parks close to my home on the north shore of Long Island.  Sunken Meadow State Park is located directly on the sandy beaches of the Long Island Sound and stares directly out to Connecticut a few miles to the north.  The park is home to more than just sandy beaches, it is also home to a marsh lands, The Sunken Meadow Creek and at its eastern most tip the mouth of the  Nissequogue River.  There is also abundant wildlife, especially shorebirds in the park.  The park is a good spot...
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Back home on Long Island and another trip to one of our local harbors along the north shore facing the Long Island Sound.  This time it is Oyster Bay in Nassau County.  The Hamlet of Oyster Bay sits on the north shore looking straight across the Long Island Sound towards Greenwich Connecticut.  It has been home to sailors since the 1600's and continues to host one of the east coast largest water festivals - The Oysterfest.   There are lots of photo reasons to visit Oyster Bay.  It's northwest facing harbor allows for good sunset photos.  There are numerous sailing vessels and commercial fishing boats...
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