This is a view of Bradenton Beach from Sunset Park before they restored it. As you can see here the water is about twenty or thirty feet from where I'm standing. A massive project to redeposit sand from a couple hundred yards offshore just finished and now the beach extends another fifty feet into the Gulf of Mexico. It's a huge nuisance when they have all that heavy equipment on the beach, kind of like when they repair major roads. But once it's done things are so pretty you soon forget the stress of construction. Anyway, I think I'll head down here in the next week to get an "after" shot of the result. I know, any excuse to go to the beach.
I shot this just two nights ago near the appropriately named Sunset Park along Bradenton Beach in Florida. Unlike the white sand blowing in snow squalls up north, this is the real stuff. Each time I go to Bradenton Beach I seem to find a new section I've never noticed before. And of course no two sunsets are the same. Head down here around sunset on any given day and folks have their lawn chairs out waiting, as if for the final act. I'm always busy taking pictures but one of these days I'll try putting down the camera and just watching it myself. Or not.
I took this photo not too long ago near my home in Palmetto Florida. I pass this marina a dozen times a week, it's small and sometimes I don't even notice it. But but at the right hour, the right light, the right angle and a little imagination it becomes something a little more. At least that's how I see it. ;-)