We’re in Florida now, and I can tell you that both the traffic and the humidity are much greater than the mountains of North Carolina. Not that there is anything wrong with that… It’s just a different place.
The first morning out, I’m reminded to be on location an hour before sunrise – different from the mountains where the sun has to get over the mountains. And I know my shooting hours will be shorter. The territory also changed, new construction on the bridge from St. Pete Beach to Ft. De Soto, but what a spectacular view as I crossed over the first bride after the toll in Terri Verde. And there also charging $5.00 to go onto the lower section of Ft. De Soto. So, I hurry back to find a place to park closer to the first bridge. On the right going back is a group camping area at the foot of the bridge. That’s where I park.
Grabbing my gear and tripod I head for the top of the bridge. Seagulls, Brown Pelican, and others sound there cheerful greetings, reminding me to give my new Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 lens a workout. And to try to include them in any scenics if I can.
Luck is with me, as you can see here as Brown Pelican obliged me and helped create a more complete story in this image.
We’re staying at the Lorelei Motel in Treasure Island – our fourth visit. Casual, Doggie friendly on Boca Ciega Bay across from the Gulf and reasonably priced. Off again this early morning – time to go. More later…