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Bridge Street Pier

This is another shot taken next to the Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach, Florida. In the morning everything is quiet as the pier casts long reflections on the calm waters of the Intercoastal. This is my favorite time of day to get photos of places that are normally much busier during the day. Next to me sat a couple on a bench drinking coffee and watching the sun rise. Not a bad way to start the day.

I've taken a lot of pictures from here but when I take the time I can usually find a different perspective. So even if I've been here, the photo is unique in some way. I don't mind repeating myself if I'm taking pictures of something pretty and I'm having fun. Whomever said you can't repeat yourself forgot to send me the memo.

For me, photography is a state of mind more than anything. I have an idea what I want to convey, something peaceful, calm and serene. So no matter where I am I just figure out how to do that. If my inclination was to show some form of action or interaction, I'd take a completely different approach. Photography is a state of mind and if you constantly practice your images reflect that state of mind. That's not to say I have a peaceful, serene and calm mind, but that yearning is what I focus on.

Anyway, now that I have you in a peaceful state of mind, maybe its time to get a cup of coffee. Or glass of wine depending on the time of day.

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