This old lighthouse is located in Boca Grande, FL. I took a trip to the area to visit Myakka River State Park and spent a couple hours driving around this island on the Gulf. I love the way the light and shadows play in the stark, white shapes of the structure.
Back in August, I drove out to Cedar Key on Florida's Gulf coast to photograph the sunset and see what else I could get. The sky that night was marginally interesting, but I did find an area where the low tide exposed the seabed. These are each around 15-second exposures, so the water and reflections are very soft in appearance. The long exposure was necessary due to the very small aperture I used to get the foreground and distant islands in focus in the same shot.
I mentioned that I was an idiot and left my (very nice and very expensive) tripod standing by the side of the road a few months ago. While I was hoping that someone would do the right thing and return it or at least drop it off with the local authorities, that never happened. In the meantime, I purchased an inexpensive video tripod with a fluid head that made my life easier for the time being and came in very handy on the movie project I'm still working on. However, a video h