Cocoa Beach, FL
It was almost two years to the day when I captured the original image I titled Overwatch at Cocoa Beach, Florida. The conditions two years ago where a little more drastic than I experienced this past December. It was also my first visit to Cocoa Beach and I might have been rushing my compositions.
This year I knew what I wanted to capture and I arrived early enough before sunrise to allow me to take my time. I was more composed and was not running around the beach trying to capture every bright spot my eye could find. My only concern this year was getting the right light.
My expectations were high as I missed an opportunity the day before after dropping my son off at the Orlando airport. The sky was brilliant as I drove East trying to make it to Cocoa Beach before the sun climbed too high above the horizon. I didn’t make it that day but it did steel my resolve to get up early the following morning and talk Mother Nature into putting on another good light show. She must like me… 🙂