Daytona Beach Photography

There is nothing like getting up early and heading on down to Daytona Beach photographing a beautiful sunrise as it appears over the horizon. Sounds of the waves, sea gulls chatting and children’s laughter enhance the serenity of being on the beach during these special moments in time.

Beach Reflection of Sunglow Pier

Sunglow pier sunrise refection low tide.

Photographing sunsets and sunrises can create some of the most amazing images you will capture.

Daytona Beach path leading to sunrise

Sunrise through sea oats Daytona Beach, Florida

The most appreciable coloring of the sky and beach scene only lasts about a half hour. It’s best you should photograph before and after the sun sets or rises. There will still be dramatic changes in light all around.

LightHouse Point Park, Florida

Golden morning clouds over Ponce Inlet, Florida

The sunlight beaming through clouds can be very dramatic. You never know what cloud creations will be in the sky from day to day. Wisps of clouds will enhance the image as the sunlight cast upon and through them producing an amazing light show.

Beach goers enjoy Daytona Beach white sands

People enjoying Daytona Beach as sun sets behind the boardwalk.

The best concept about sunsets and sunrises is that they are never the same from day to day, but they are nearly always beautiful.

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Nights of Lights St. Augustine

If you want to be in true spirit during the holiday season, you must visit the Nights of Lights in historic St. Augustine’s as it’s buildings, bridges, trolleys and horse drawn carriages are all dressed up with millions of tiny white lights that create a astonishing ambience throughout the nation’s oldest city.

Plaza de la Constitución, St Augustine.

Nights of lights viewed from Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Florida.

There is so much to photograph throughout the downtown area with it’s astonishing lights reflecting along the river bayfront to a blue lighted Christmas tree located in the center of the Plaza de la Constitución surrounded by wrapped gifts and lights draped around every tree. Holiday cheer is created as vacationers and locals sing carols all around the city of  St. Augustine.

Nights of Lights

Glowing lights in the trees at Plaza de la Constitución, St Augustine, Florida

DowntownSt. Augustine glows in holiday cheer. Visitors wander through the narrow brick cobblestone streets of downtown during Nights of Lights and gaze up at the glowing lights in the trees while taking in the alluring and remarkable sights.

St. Augustine park

Nights of Lights at Plaza de la Constitución, St Augustine, Florida

The Nights of Lights celebration was chosen in 2011 and 2012 by National Geographic as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world. It’s the winter holiday festivity in St. Augustine where most historic downtown business and many residents take part of by lighting up their buildings. The beautiful display continues to dazzle, becoming more favored each year as a holiday destination for vacationers from all over the world.

Nights of lights, St. Augustine, FL

A girl sits with her little dog enjoying the river view at the Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Florida.

Visitors and locals can dine amongst romantic outdoor patios illuminated by tiny glowing bulbs. Remarkable light displays are seen at Flagler College and the. The perfect guaranteed photo opportunity can be captured of the lighted Bridge of Lions from the bayfront is one of my favorites as a professional photographer.

Nights of Lights St. Augustine, Florida

Dusk refection of Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Florida.

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Dancing by the sea

Dancing is a form of expression normally shown through physical nature or in a performance setting. Photographing dance as a beautiful form of art is capturing movement of the body, usually rhythmic and can be very fast paced in locking in these actions.

Tallee dancing move of jumping rocks on ocean, Ponce Inlet, Florida. Photography by Tony Giese

Tallee dancing move of jumping rocks on ocean, Ponce Inlet, Florida

What can be beautiful than dancing by the sea.

Tahnee dancing on the beach, Light house Point Park, Florida. Photo by Tony Giese

Tahnee dancing on the beach, Light house Point Park, Florida.

And say, let’s dance on Daytona Beach, Florida!

Tallee dancing on Daytona Beach

Tallee dancing on Daytona Beach reflecting on the ocean tide.

Dancing on Daytona Beach, with two bare feet, kicking up the sand underneath a beautiful lighted sky.

Taya's dance pose on the rock jetties, Ponce Inlet, Florida. Photograph by Tony Giese Photography

Taya’s dance pose on the rock jetties, Ponce Inlet, Florida.

Where water of the sea meets the clouds, is always beautiful.

Taya's dance move on the beach Ponce Inlet, Florida.

Taya’s dance move on the beach Ponce Inlet, Florida.

The skies dance between you and moving sea are the sands of your soul.

Tahnee's amazing dance jumping jetty rocks on the beach.

Tahnee’s amazing dance jumping jetty rocks at Ponce Inlet, Florida.

Let the winds of the paradise dance between you.

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Daytona Beach Fireworks

Fireworks are something that stimulate the excitement in people as they are not only powerful and magnificent to view but they also are often used to celebrate 4th of July on Daytona Beach and momentous special events or occasions.

Perspective view of fireworks going off up and down Daytona Beach.

Perspective view of fireworks going off up and down Daytona Beach.

When it’s that time of the year to commemorate our Independence! Daytona Beach has some tremendous fireworks displays viewed right from our own beach put on by local municipality’s in Volusia county.

Wyndham Ocean Walk resort with fireworks on Daytona Beach, Florida.

Wyndham Ocean Walk resort with fireworks on Daytona Beach, Florida.

Chose to stand in the ankle deep shallow ocean, helping create reflections of oceanfront Daytona Beach properties and fireworks all up and down the beach.  A perspective view of Daytona Beach is spectacular right at dusk helping create beautiful photography taken by any Daytona Beach photographer. 

The night sky full of fireworks near Wyndham Ocean Walk resort on Daytona Beach.

The night sky full of fireworks near Wyndham Ocean Walk resort on Daytona Beach.

Quick tips in successful fireworks photography:  Use a sturdy tripod with a remote trigger or cable release. Preframe your image allowing space for fireworks. Choose a aperture around F11 and desired wide angle focal length if near fireworks. Use a shutter speed around 4-8 seconds. Set white balance to tungsten and low ISO around 100.

Fireworks in the far distance off the Main Street Pier  illuminating the ocean on Daytona Beach.

Fireworks in the far distance off the Main Street Pier illuminating the ocean on Daytona Beach.

Wishing you the best photographing beautiful Daytona Beach. Thank you for viewing Tony Giese Photography.

Fireworks on Daytona Beach in front of Wyndham Ocean Walk resort.

Fireworks on Daytona Beach in front of Wyndham Ocean Walk resort.

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