Welcome back, and hello to those that are coming to our blog for the first time.
LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!
I know it’s been a bit since i have brought you something but work and the holidays have been pretty busy. I have been trying to grab as many photos that I could early in the morning on Saturdays and Sundays. I have been catching a lot of sunrises since the sun is setting so early right now and i’m getting out of work too late to get the sunsets. Nether the less, I have found the quite in the morning is something spectacular, plus you get to meet quite a few people who are just sitting and relaxing, waiting for the sun to come up like me.
I never used to be a people person until I started taking photos. I have always been a pretty shy person and it has taken awhile for me to warm up to someone. I now find myself talking to so many people, whether it be over a cup off coffee while we wait for the sun to come up or it be other people who are doing the same thing I’m doing.
The photo above was taken at the Bradenton Beach Pier, which is right behind Anna Maria Oyster Bar on Bridge Street. I was shooting some of the boats in some previous sessions in front of the restaurant and never knew the pier was behind there until one morning one of the staff said “I’ve seen you here a few times, have you done any work from the pier out back.” I was like “what pier.?” Low and behold to my amazement there was this huge fishing pier out back. It was super foggy that morning and i did not think i was going to get anything. I think i did, what do you think?
It was suppose to only be foggy for that morning, low and behold I now follow a weather app for just these reasons, so I came back for the sunrise the next morning. I had gotten there early so I could get some long exposure pictures and do some practicing with the new tripod and trigger I got for Christmas. Thanks to my wonderful wife for the tripod, and to my wife’s parents for the new trigger.
I was such a nice and chilly morning, perfect Florida weather, yes it was 62 degrees and I wore a hoodie with flip flops lol. There was not any fog the next day, so I was able to get some awesome pics for the next morning and have a cup of coffee with a guy from Dallas who was taking pictures on his phone to send to his wife that is Germany, so while there she could have a feel of home, because they would go every morning and watch the sunrise. It’s the little moments like this that make me get up at 5 in the morning, because you never know who you are going to meet and the cool story that someone is waiting to tell. The pictures you take are just a still of that moment and a reminder of the moments that led to that picture.
Starting your day with a beautiful sunrise, the company of someone you just met, or a warm smile as you pass by sets your day. Don’t forget the coffee.. lol.
Try it, I promise you will become addicted. So grab someone, a friend, a spouse, or your BFF and head on out and see how beautiful a sunrise can be, especially a Florida sunrise. By the way I still love my sunsets and can’t wait to bring you some more, just give me some time, they are coming I promise.
I hope you enjoyed my time at the Bradenton Beach Pier and you will come back for our next outing. Have a good day and don’t forget to catch the next few sunrises, because each one is a beautiful start to your day.