It was cloudy and bleak this morning but I still decided to take a long overdue walk on Hollywood Broadwalk. The sun showed its face a few times but I was able to get some great shots without the harsh sunshine. Here are three of the better photos.
The population of South Florida has grown to 6 million recently and many locals have seen and felt the effects. The roads are more congested and access to popular attractions is more difficult.
Surprisingly many parks in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are fairly quiet on weekdays. Hollywood North Beach Park at A1A and Sheridan Street is worth a visit if you have never been there. Just a few steps east of the park is Hollywood Beach. This part of Hollywood Beach is considered the “quiet end” by many because it does not get the traffic that is seen near the beach at Johnson Street. I like visiting early in the mornings or late in the afternoons. Stop by when you can.
I was in downtown Miami a few days ago and decided to take a short ride over to Virginia Key. Before getting on the Rickenbacker Causeway I stopped at the beach on the south side of the road and took a few shots of the Miami skyline.
The photos I took on the other side of the causeway i.e. the barrier island of Virginia Key, were a little more pleasing probably because they included the beach, palm trees and the cloudy sky.
Here are three images I really liked.
On Saturday October 10th I woke up early and headed for Hollywood Beach. hoping to catch sunrise. I parked on the 5th story of the Garfield Street Garage and set up my tripod next to my car. I wanted an elevated view of the sun rising above the horizon. There were clouds in the sky that blocked the view of the sun so I did not get a chance to see the sun as it was rising. I got some decent images but nothing spectacular.
I headed south on the Broadwalk to get some shots of the new Margaritaville Resort, the renovated bandshell and some images of people doing their thing. It’s surprising to see the number of people walking, jogging or cycling this early in the morning. However, the beach was fairly empty at that time.
Here are six images taken that morning.
I truly believe that sunrise is one of nature’s finer gifts to man. There are so many things to like about a spectacular sunrise: the colors, the pattern of the clouds, the reflection on the water, the silhouettes of bathers and fishermen. Sunrises lift the spirits, calm the nerves and welcome in another day of life.
I wished I had a lot more sunrise images in my files but honestly it is difficult to wake up at 6:00 or 6:30 AM if I am not heading for work. At this time of the year I am taking advantage of the later sunrise times. On Sunday I went to Dania Beach knowing that there would be few clouds in the sky and I came away with these brilliant sunrise images. (Sunrise time was 7:15 AM.)