Once in a while I just take off in the morning and I head for an exciting photo shoot which doesn’t always directly have to do with work. Well lets say in this case maybe indirectly, because my destination was Miami. When you have only a limited time frame you have to carefully choose when and what to shoot and when it comes to Miami, that is an extremely difficult task. I started around 9:30 AM with the skyline taken from the Julia Tuttle Causeway and boy was I lucky. The sun had just come up high enough to already distribute a nice warm light without very harsh shadows and there was a cloud building just behind the line of buildings which can only be seen a few times out of the year. The light was so perfect that it put this huge white reflection of the cloud into the ocean and created an almost surreal picture (You can see some of these images here.) So if you are planning to take photos of the skyline, don’t wait until noon time. I continued to shoot from the Rickenbacher Causeway and got some very nice images from that side and some of the cruise ships which always makes me want to board one and just take off for a week or two. For this trip I hadn’t really made a plan and in order to really cover Miami it would take at least two weeks of shooting to create a complete album, so I decided not to do art deco this time but to head for the beach. For those who have been to South Beach, of course know, that it has the widest variety of lifeguard stands. Each of them is unique in color and design and definitely worth capturing. It was really getting hot, but if you like a nice saturated sky above the ocean, I would suggest being there some time right after 1o’clock in the afternoon. After a short lunch break around 2:30 PM on Lincloln Road I took a few more images on Ocean Drive, but decided to come back another time in order to get a better variety of art deco and restaurant shots before the nightlife in Miami gets into full swing. Overall I can say it was a quite rewarding endeavor and I will be back soon. I’ll definitely keep you posted.
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