When I first started making my plans to visit the Florida Keys, I did several searches for ideas of places to visit and what to keep in mind for photographic opportunities. And very much prevalent in those searches – especially image searches – were the sunsets. And for very, very good reason.
All of the sunsets I saw there were breath-taking and each different than the last. The first was soft light, muted as it reached the horizon and providing just enough light for us to see a small shark (a shark!) in the shallow water off the dock. A nurse shark, I think.
But the last night was by far the most stunning. There were clouds coming in, which at first we thought may mean there might not be much of a light show. Except, the clouds turned out to be the springboard for brilliant oranges reflecting on the most beautifully calm water, water that had been like glass as I sat and read on the beach earlier that day.
And what made it all the more special? That most beautiful sunset was on my birthday.