This was the scene as night descended on the Fort DeSoto fishing pier. I can never get enough of this place and will probably keep coming back here again and again. I took this as the sky turned from blue to black and the mood and scene changed by the minute. My perspective is towards the West which means it looks out into the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is the direction the cargo and cruise ships take when leaving Tampa.
I like the idea of looking out to an infinity of space. I think it plays a bit of havoc with my mind since I can never fully appreciate the size and mass of things like oceans, but then maybe I'm not meant to. Suffice to say its food for thought, forever an enigma.
Piers or old bridges that have become piers are used by fishermen at all hours of the night here in Florida. Right now it seems we're in a good fishing season because I'm seeing a lot of people with fish in their buckets or on their lines. Getting outside on a warm night with a fishing pole is probably the closest thing to heaven for many who live or visit here. Myself, I'm just happy to take pictures of the scenes, thats my form of heaven, that and the deep blue bottomless sea.