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Whenever I'm shooting or travelling, I have two cameras; my Nikon and iPhone. However, I often shoot more with the iPhone than the Nikon. Perhaps it's the immediacy of it, but sometimes I prefer the images captured on the iPhone to the ones I caught on the Nikon.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel · August 2013 · iPhone 5

My iPhone lens has a scratch, though. Right in the middle of all my images is a small dot. I thought about waiting until I returned from my trip to remove it in Adobe Lightroom.

We left New Jersey around 8 AM and made real-time through Delaware along the scenic Route 13. We stopped in Salisbury, Maryland, just around lunchtime, choosing to dine at Panera. We got to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel around 3 PM and stopped again to look around.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel · August 2013 · iPhone 5

Bhavna and I have crossed this bridge a few times on our way to Virginia for a business trip, but this is our first time with the kids. We stayed for 30 minutes, watching people fish along the pier.

We made it to our destination, an eight-bedroom rental property on Sandbridge, before the rest of Bhavna's family, so we had some time to explore.

We made it down to the beach the next day. It was very overcast but bright—very soft lighting.

The water was cold. Not that it mattered to me. Ocean water must be blue-green before I step foot in it. The older kids and adults enjoyed using boogie boards while I snapped photos of the smaller kids playing in the sand.

We had a storm that night. The beach was a different place the next day. There were jellyfish carcasses along the sand with bits of driftwood and broken shells.

We only stayed a short time at the beach that day. The water felt even colder than the previous day, so I returned to the pool. Everyone else returned an hour later. We splashed at the pool right up until dinner time.

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Author: Khürt Williams

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