Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point, Melbourne, FL
On my initial trip to Palm Bay, this is the first spot I found to grab a few images. It is Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point in Melbourne, FL. The 192 Causeway is crossing the Indian River to bring you to Indialantic and Melbourne Beach. I make it a point to stop here every trip to the Florida coast. This is literally the last image I captured on my last trip back in 2018.
I’m planning another trip for May of this year. Hopefully I can get a room at Disney’s Vero Beach resort. The resort is pretty much centered in the area of the coast I want to explore, from Cocoa Beach to Juno Beach. It is still four months away but I have already begun to make lists of places I wanted to visit/photograph. This planning is partially the reason for the flood of old Florida images showing up in my posts. Well, that and the lack of any new winter photographs due to the insanely cold temps… LOL.
Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida
Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, FL
I’m stuck in Florida! I guess when I wake and it is -6 F, I find it hard not to search out warmer images. Early morning at Melbourne Beach.
Sebastian Inlet, FL
Melbourne Beach, Florida
I’m still looking through old images of previous trips to the Florida coast. I went crazy Saturday and switched my wait list request from Disney in Orlando to Vero Beach. I would rather go exploring the space coast to the gold coast. I found this approaching storm coming toward Melbourne. This is looking out over the Indian River at sunset back in September 2016.
Melbourne Beach, Florida
On my second trip to the Florida coast in March of 2016 I stayed with my mother-in-law and used her place as a base for my early morning/late evening excursions. I found the pier in Melbourne Beach and wanted to see if I could use it for a sunset image. My original post about this adventure is here. Although I love the image I have always thought it was a little flat and unsaturated as well as slightly out of focus. The big draw for me are the colors.
Staying with the “wanting warm images” theme while I sit up here in cold Central NY I decided to rework this image a little. Nothing drastic! A little more contrast, a little improvement on the focus and a slight color boost. I’m feeling a little warmer already…
Juno Beach Pier, Florida
It is -10 F this morning with a wind chill making it feel like -20 F. Why am I still here?
Now would be the perfect time for a trip to a warmer setting. Actually, I originally planned on being in Disney next week for the Festival of the Arts, but due to starting a new job I cancelled that trip. I moved that trip to June (well, planning any way) but now I think I know what I need. It isn’t Disney, which I’m still having an internal conflict over, it is the ocean. Sunrises on the beach! Waves crashing against the sand!
I was looking through my Lightroom catalog again this morning, searching out places to visit along the Florida coast. It has been three years since my last trip to the ocean. I wish I could have another year like 2016 when I made four trips to the Sunshine state and the ocean. In November of that year I visited Juno Beach for the first time. The weather didn’t always cooperate but I did have one good morning at the pier.