Captured over a period of four months in the late summer and early fall of 2013, the Coastal Florida Series covers the vast circumference of the state I call home. I am often asked how I “find” my shots. Needless to say, years went into making the location selections for this series. To my amazement, hurricanes had destroyed or dramatically changed several of my choices. I learned a valuable lesson: Don’t Wait! Go Shoot.
I had been looking forward to shooting this series for many years. Florida in the summer has some of the most perfect cloud formations of anywhere I have traveled. Those “white puffies” moving along so nicely with the ever present sea breeze combined with the backdrop of the azure skies, made for some very dramatic shots.
Having lived in Florida for over 20 years I thought I had seen most of the state, but it was my first time to visit some remote areas. I was quite awestruck at the diversity and difference between the northern coastal areas versus the far southern part of the state.
It certainly was a journey. Starting in the Panhandle with shots continuing all the way to the Florida Keys and then out to the Dry Tortugas.
Most would assume that Florida would set up well for my “intersection of ocean and earth” . To the contrary, it actually proved quite difficult. Although Florida has hundreds of miles of gorgeous water and sand, few locations contained the necessary ingredients to make the cut.