Florida Sunrise

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This was taken one early winter morning in Florida, which is nothing like winter at home in Utah. I was wearing shorts at 6am in February!

I'm not sure what type of boats those are, but they look like tankers of some sort.


azkul - Jul 03, 2009 02:02 PM EDT
Thanks, Anne. Since the prizes for the contests are usually just a pat on the back, I probably could enter; however, if I won, people might suspect that I rigged it and so it's not worth the risk. I'd much rather keep the contests unbiased. If I were to enter the Purple in Pictures contest, this would probably be the one that I entered.
A.Lovely - Jun 26, 2009 04:30 PM EDT
Brain if you can join the contest, I sure think this so beautifully photographed. :-)
Guest - May 13, 2006 11:04 AM EDT
Beautiful colors Brian, love the huge ships in the distance too. Thanks for the great explanation - it makes a great photo even better. You discovered Florida's expensive time of year, all right. Even campgrounds are outrageous from Thanksgiving thru Easter.
Guest - Feb 13, 2006 01:40 PM EDT
What a fantastic picture, just love the colours.
Guest - Jul 28, 2005 11:58 AM EDT
The picture was taken in Fort Lauderdale. I've written a lengthy explanation for the motivation behind this photo in a few comments above.
Guest - Jul 27, 2005 06:30 PM EDT
very cool where in florida is it?
Guest - May 25, 2005 04:32 PM EDT
Nate that must be my problem. no matter where I go or what I do i think hmmmmmmm good shot???
Guest - May 09, 2005 05:03 PM EDT
That's ok. Even though there are a million or two people in SLC that live about 20 minutes from some of the best mountains in the world, very few of them actually go up there and hike them. Of course, I prefer it that way. I go up there to escape from people so it would suck if there were tons of people up there.
Guest - May 09, 2005 03:38 PM EDT
Ft Lauderdale? I haven't been there. I live less than 20 mi from the beach, but I think it has been 2 years since I've been to any of em (Midwesterners must think of me as odd now lol). lol.. Romantic! haha, whenever I think of dates now I think 'wow that'd be a good shot!'
Guest - May 04, 2005 08:40 AM EDT
Brian that is a funny story. I can just see you two guys doing all that. and you know your wife is right that does have a romantic quality to it Then again A woman would see that first anyway Excellent photo again I enjoyed yout little story I always like to read how people come by certain photos or why they took them T
Guest - May 03, 2005 09:59 PM EDT
It was taken in Fort Lauderdale, specifically in Coral Springs - I was there visiting one of my work's stores with one of the other guys from my office. I'm the IT Director and was there doing some maintainance on their computer systems. We were extremely busy the week before going to Florida and both of us overlooked booking a hotel. Since we've never had a problem in the past getting a hotel, neither of us was too worried about it. Since the rental car and plane ticket were already paid for, we figured there wasn't anything to worry about. Of course, we didn't realise that February is a busy tourist month. We live in Utah so everything is covered in snow in February. It makes perfect sense, in hindsight, that people would want to go to Florida to escape the cold. When we got there, we found a hotel for two of the nights, but couldn't find a hotel for less than $400 a night anywhere in a 200 mile radius. That night, we decided to visit IHOP (Pancake restaurant) since they were the only thing we could find that was open and not a bar (neither of us wanted to drink, we wanted food) at 1am. We sipped some Pepsi and ate some pancakes and French toast until about 3am then decided that we should probably leave. It's weird being homeless, even if it is for just a day. After we left the IHOP, we had no idea where we should go. I hadn't seen Florida's beach before, so we decided to take a look. About 3:30am now, Jeff and I stood on the beach listening to the waves crash in (My wife still makes fun of me saying how 'romantic' it must have been.) Both of us were dog tired at this point and since we didn't have anywhere to go, we jumped in the car and found a parking lot of a nearby hotel and tried to fall asleep in a compact rental car. 2-3 hours later, the sun started to come up and since my neck was hurting from the uncomfortable car seat, we decided to go back on the beach and check out the sunrise (even more romantic as my wife would say). This was one of the pictures taken that morning.
Guest - May 03, 2005 07:17 PM EDT
I love it!!! Where in Florida is this?
Guest - Apr 06, 2005 04:09 PM EDT
You really captured the beautiful colors in your photo--even in the water. Very nice.
Guest - Apr 06, 2005 10:55 AM EDT
Gorgoeus photo. Love the colours. yep that would be me Shorts at 6am in Florida. while most of them might be bundled up and looking at me like I am odd. LOL T
Guest - Apr 06, 2005 12:54 AM EDT
fabulous colours.

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