Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Making it to Key West - SkyWatch Friday

After spending about five days in the Ft. Myers area we headed down to Key West. We made it about an hour before sunset and having never been here before we weren't sure where a good location might be. We soon found out there really isn't a great place. There is only one spot a State Historic Site and they kick you out about five minutes after the sun sets. Tomorrow we head out to Dry Tortugas National Park. There should be many birds and quite a few new ones for me to study including Sooty Tern and Brown Noddy.

Here is a shot of the sunset. A storm had just passed over so the sky was pretty interesting. If the sky is any good tomorrow we will head to a different island to photograph the sunset.


Check out other great SkyWatch Friday Posts here.

29 comments:

Arlene said...

Ohhh this one is lovely! We have similar posts. You better come by to see it. :)

Happy WW!

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Sinthu said...

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nessabates said...

Just Beautiful! Keep enjoying your vacation and bring us lots of photos :)

T and S said...

Pure magical moment. Awesome sunset composition...Thomas

Guy D said...

That is an awesome shot, that water looks so inviting.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

the daily said...

awesome...

My entry for SWF this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It looks like paradise...probably because it is. ;-)

Laurieluc said...

Looks just like a postcard! Beautiful!

P-TER said...

Wow this is a wonderful picture ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

Janie said...

That's such beautiful water and sky. I love the reflection in the water, too.

Ken Reynolds said...

Simply stunning! I would give anything to spend a week exploring and photographing in the Florida Keys.

kden said...

Very pretty colors in this one, I'm glad you got something good out of your stay.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Oh my what a fun opportunity for shots just so pretty

Tarolino said...

There's really a quite wonderful light in this picture. I would have wanted to view it larger but it did not seem to work that way. The colours are different to those I see in our sunsets over here. Much lighter and sort of pastel nuances.

Arija said...

Like a superb watercolour with the most delicate tintings of pink in the reflections! WOW!!!

Lene said...

Ohhhh, my gosh! This is soooo beautiful and tempting! So tired of the winter - so thank you so much for bringing me som summerfeelings :)

B Squared said...

I have a house about 20 miles from Key West. I recognized the view instantly. Enjoy your stay. There really are a lot of good places to watch the Sun set.

Allison said...

Beautiful! I wish there was a beach close to Indiana!

Babooshka said...

Have you found Paradise. It's breathetaking.

vincibene said...

Gorgeous colours! Fantastic landscape.

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful!

Love the colors.

Mary said...

The color in this is really pretty! I lvoe how it runs through sky and sand both.

Evita said...

What an amazing beach shot!!!! What I wouldn't do to be there right now!!!

Mo said...

What lovely colours

Erin said...

beautiful array of colors...
hope you have more luck with your next stop.
take care

Ivon said...

What a beautiful photo. Sea and sunsets are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Light and Voices said...

Isn't it amazing that the camera and your eye always seems to find that magical shot.
Joyce

gone to the dogs said...

I love the beautiful pastel colours. So relaxing and calm.