We’re spending the month of December in Florida just like real snowbirds! We’re still the youngest snowbirds in the campground, but everyone we talk to agrees that it’s a good idea for us to do a long trip like this at this point in our lives rather than waiting until retirement (or some other fictional time in the future).
Our first stop in Florida is Daytona Beach, the home of speed where everyone drives on the beach including our own Big Baby Blue.
I have some more photos of Daytona including the International Speedway to show you later this week.
We camped at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona, where the sands are a soft coral colour. A storm was whipping up so I went to the beach for sunset hoping for some dramatic clouds. It was far too windy for my tripod and I put my UV filter on the lens to protect it from the pelting sand. I made this image before sunset when the light was just starting to glow emphasizing the colour of the sand. In post-processing I softened the image to make it more painterly and pastel.
As I waited for the sun to go down my persistence was rewarded and I got the dramatic clouds I wanted.
Well things were about to get very very exciting and I was about to get some great images with what happened next. Tomorrow I’ll tell you the whole story.