The Tower

In honor of it being warm and summery somewhere on this lovely continent of North America – I’d like to feature Miami Beach and one of the lifeguard towers on South Beach.  The crisp early morning light and the fresh tracks of some vehicle make for a welcoming scene.

Miami Beach Hiatus

After a taste of warmth and then a fast return to the bitter cold…with plans to warm back up later this week again, I thought it would be fitting to remind everyone that in a few short months we’ll have our decks back…and will be able to enjoy some outdoor dining just like this inviting scene on Espanola Way in Miami.  I went for a walk during an otherwise quiet weekend, and wanted to explore this neat outdoor cafe section of town. It’s filled from block to block of art galleries, cafes, restaurants…and just had an overall relaxed feel.  I can’t wait until more of the snow retreats and we can spend more than a few minutes outside without having to wear gloves.

Be sure to check this one out in large form by clicking on the image to see the dashing looking waiter earning his title…waiting.

Sunrise at The Tower

I spent some time in Florida over the weekend, so I was sure to take advantage of being close to the beach and ventured out for a sunrise shoot.  Apparently South Beach has a bit more scale than the New Hampshire beaches I’m used to visiting, as it had full size lifeguard stands just like the ones I’ve seen in Baywatch.  Here is the first of a series of “Towers”…with additional installments to follow through the next week or so.  The early morning light was casting such long and rich shadows on everything in sight, the waves even seemed like they were several inches off the ground, even though the foamy water was probably a few centimeters above the ground by the time it washed out.

The Silent Tower

Following up on yesterday’s image, The Flag, here is a wider view of the early morning scene at Boynton Beach in Florida.  The lifeguard tower stands poised over the oceanfront in this serene image.

Happy New Year to everyone – have a wonderful time ringing in the new year, I’m looking forward to new adventures and new images in 2011!

The Flag | After Sunrise

Minutes after sunrise on the beach in Boynton Beach, FL, the lifeguard on duty posted this singular red flag in the sand.  This was part of their notification system to let beach visitors know that the water wasn’t swimmable.  I thought it was an awesome scene, almost like a moon landscape with the American Flag posted in the sand…and believe it or not, it was quite cold.  I think the temperature was in the mid 30s, and the ocean was fogging in the early morning light…and the cool colors of the ocean with the warm clouds in the distance and the starkly red flag made this a solid shot for me.