I live in a very beautiful area of western Michigan, near the Indiana border. My town is Sawyer and I am a short walk from Lake Michigan. Frequently I walk down to the beach at dawn to take some photographs, often the views are spectacular. Only once or twice have I seen anyone else on the beach at that time, people don't know what they're missing. Here are few of my photographs, most were taken with a very small Pentax Optio S. It's only a 3.2 megapixel camera, but I can easily make large sharp 13 x 19" prints without any trouble.
I am thinking about doing a book of these photos and I have done a cover layout.
None of these photos have been altered in any way on the computer.
It seems that every morning is different, the colors and mood changing daily.
This shot happens to be taken at dusk.
Another photograph taken at sunset, the colors are unusually beautiful.
Here's my tiny Pentax Optio S, it actually fits into that Altoids box and is very easy to carry around. I have several larger Pro cameras, but the Pentax is usually in my pocket when I go for a stroll.