Sunrise on the Ocean City Pier in Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean

Photographing the Sunrise Again at the Ocean City Pier

This year I was once again in Ocean City, Maryland for a family vacation. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen the photos from the past week or so. The trip is a family vacation, but I try and get out a few mornings by myself to make some photos. One of my favorite targets is the Ocean City Pier. I think that I go and photograph it more for myself than anything else. I just love sitting on the beach in the dark listening to the ocean. You also cannot beat a sunrise on the ocean.

A Familiar Pair

I am really starting to use my Canon 5D Mark III paired with my Canon 17-40mm f/4 lens quite a bit. I bought the lens at the end of February, and I have been impressed by it. When it comes to landscapes I love the wide angle look. I like to stretch the clouds and the scene a bit. The 17-40mm lens will do just that. When I shoot a sporting event this is the combination around my neck to grab the moments close to me, or just to make a wide angle view of the stadium. I have other options, but this is the one that I have been leaning on the most. Here on the ocean it was the perfect lens to give me the shot that I wanted.


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at

2 responses »

  1. RockstarVanity says:

    What a gorgeous place!

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