Some sunrise dog walks just remain with you. It might be the light, or the waves softly breaking on the beach, but they make an impression on you. Then there are the mornings when you don’t even know that a friend is on the beach photographing you. This shot was taken one morning at Poverty beach. Poverty is the beach on the east end of Cape May surrounded with not so impoverished homes. Unbeknownst to me and Joy, our friend Dave Yunghans and his wife were out to enjoy a sunrise. They had no idea who the subject matter in their photo shoot was until we walked back off the beach.
Poverty Beach is a great place for off-season dog walks. That is until the Piping Plovers arrive in Spring. Endangered species of birds take precedent over any and all activity when they show up. Regardless, Poverty Beach is just one of those gems in Cape May, Piping Plovers and all.