Here is a picture of my favorite lifeguard tower in Miami Beach. This photo is kind of hard to get as the flowers are only there about 1 week out of the year. I went by a few times but I never really got a dramatic sky, however I do like this photo.
I spend lots of time at this particular lifeguard tower, its one of my favorite places to catch a sunrise here in Miami Beach.
It all started the day before, when I decided to go out on my motorcycle. (If you ride then you will understand this read). Next thing you know its really late at night and I had to get home, I had completely lost track of time, and could keep riding through the night. I got home and I fell asleep for about 3 hours before my alarm started going off, super loud, I had forgotten that I had a meeting on the beach to do a shoot at sunrise (I was the model this time, but thats a different story). Feeling like an asshole that I was almost late (maybe 30 minutes late) I threw on a pair of pants, a T-shirt and ran out the door.
When I got to the beach about 3 minutes later I realized it was really really cold, and really really windy. So I pulled out my camera and went to seek for cover. I found a beach hut that was blocking about 90% of the wind. By this time I saw that the sun was coming up and started to scramble to snap a flik. I pulled out a filter and my shutter release cable and thought about a composition in a matter of seconds. I took one photo from here, and thats what you see here.
To this day this is one of my favorite Miami Beach Sunrise photos of all times.
102 seconds F13 ISO 100 10 stop ND filter.
The sun rises over Miami Beach painting the sky orange