The Colorful Beach


When nature gets her paint brushes out at dawn and starts painting the sunrise along the gulf, it is one the most amazing views to witness. The gulls and sandpipers began searching for their breakfast.


the grand entrance

the grand entrance


If you throw in a few clouds you can watch the grand entrance of the sun as it rises past them.


flying into the light

flying into the light


Soon the beach is lit is an amazing light.

I really enjoyed watching the pelicans. It became a huge joke during the week, because I never could photograph them. I would either have the wrong lens on my camera or they would be too close or too far away.  Several times they would fly by while we were sitting outside without my camera.


the imperial march


I’ve mentioned before that whenever I see sea gulls I think of the movie Finding Nemo. Well when I see pelicans flying in formation along the beach, I think of the Imperial March from Stars Wars. They remind me of an elite squadron of stormtroopers patrolling the beach for any fleeing rebels that might had been left behind.


the glass

the glass


The sunsets over the gulf are the only thing more beautiful than the sunrises.


hi-tech roost

hi-tech roost


One evening we drove out to Panama City. As we walked by the pier the sun was beginning to get low in the sky.  The birds had been gathered a top several fishing boats as some fishermen cleaned their catch.


end of the day

end of the day


Now with supper out of the way they appear to be ready to call it an evening.





  1. A Creative Adventure November 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Phillip, The Grand Entrance is a show stopper-well done!

    • Phillip November 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      Thank you so much Denise!

  2. Adam Allegro November 21, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Really nice series Phillip! Love those sunrises. Great colors throughout!

    • Phillip November 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks Adam. I really appreciate the great comment!

  3. Len Saltiel November 21, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    Great series of images Phillip. All well composed. I especially like the silhouette of the pelican. Well done.

  4. Rob November 21, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Gorgeous day to spend at the beach.

    • Phillip November 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

      It really beautiful this time of the year. Thanks Rob!

  5. Jimi Jones November 21, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Awesome set of images, Phillip. So nicely done, man. The glass adds such a nice touch to that one and the Grand Entrance is simply stunning.

    • Phillip November 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

      Thank you so much Jimi. I just happened to see the glass and moved it into the scene because I thought that it would be interesting.

  6. Andrew Graeme Gould November 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Light, lines and the open space with the birds perfectly placed, make all add to make this a haunting image. Lovely, then!

    • Phillip November 22, 2011 at 8:08 am #

      Thank you for visiting Andrew.

  7. Andrew Graeme Gould November 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Oh, I’m sorry. Being new to your blog, and viewing it today on a 7″ tablet, I didn’t realise I needed to scroll down. That previous comment of mine refers to just the first photo, then. I must now add that the series is stunning! Wonderful images! (I’ll be back, for sure…)

    • Phillip November 22, 2011 at 8:09 am #

      I appreciate it Andrew.

  8. Curt Fleenor November 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Gorgeous shots Phillip!

    • Phillip November 22, 2011 at 8:05 am #

      I appreciate it Curt!

  9. Edith Levy November 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Fantastic shots Phillip. “The Grand Entrance” is spectacular.

    • Phillip November 22, 2011 at 8:07 am #

      Thank you so much Edith. The sunrises down there are gorgeous!

  10. Chantal November 22, 2011 at 2:57 am #

    Such warm colors, I love it

    • Phillip November 22, 2011 at 8:12 am #

      Thank you Chantal, I appreciate it.

  11. Victoria/Sweden November 22, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Wow!!! Wonderful pictures!

    • Phillip November 22, 2011 at 8:04 am #

      Thank you Victoria!

  12. Eden November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Beautiful work Mr. Burrow! 🙂

    • Phillip November 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

      Thanks Eden I appreciate it!

  13. Olivier November 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Sweet sunset, this is excellent!

    • Phillip November 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

      Thank you Olivier!

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