Sunrise at the Inlet
       
     
Everglades Sunrise
       
     
Rocky Sunrise
       
     
Lifeguard Sunrise
       
     
Nine Mile Sunrise
       
     
Monroe Station Under Lights
       
     
Blue Morning
       
     
Sunrise at the Inlet
       
     
Sunrise at the Inlet

This was a sticky June morning. I had to walk about a mile down the beach from the parking area to get to this inlet. I was worried the clouds on the horizon would block the sunrise. Instead they lifted just enough to make an increidbly deep red glow on the bottom that gradually lightened into a deep blue sky.  

HIllsboro Inlet is about 10 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale and is one of a few spots where you can go from the Intracoastal waterway into the Atlantic Ocean. 

Everglades Sunrise
       
     
Everglades Sunrise

This photo was taken on the second day of my trip to the Everglades and Keys. This photo was taken at the campground lake in Everglades National Park. I drove in the night before, slept at the campgrounds near the lake and staked my spot super early.  

I was a little concerned that the sunrise wouldn't be able to break through the cloud cover, but instead the clouds helped to make the sunrise explode across the sky and last a lot longer than most sunrises. 

The mix of bright orange and deep purple was mesmerizing to me. So much so that I didn't even mind getting eaten alive by mosquitos to sit there and watch it. The colors came in waves, ebbing and flowing as the clouds moved across the sky. 

Rocky Sunrise
       
     
Rocky Sunrise

I had to venture up to Palm Beach to Coral Cove for this one. I had no idea Florida had rock formations like this on the beach.

Pretty cool spot. Plus there was an added bonus on this June morning. As I made my way to the rock formation I passed multiple turtle tracks from mother turtles that had laid eggs earlier that night.

Lifeguard Sunrise
       
     
Lifeguard Sunrise

I'm not a big fan of the beach, but there is something about being there in the dark, and watching the sky and ocean come to life as the sun rises. It's magical. This particular morning was even more incredible because of how calm the ocean was. I've only ever seen it this calm a handful times in my entire life. The stillness of the water added an extra element of serenity to this picturesque scene. 

This spot is at the tip of Miami Beach. It's as south as you can get on South Beach, a place called South Pointe Park. I've always admired the lifeguard towers on Miami Beach. Most of them are very colorful and very "Miami". I like this one because it's painted as if it was a lighthouse, which is interesting because it's only a few yards away from the major entrance to the Port of Miami that ironically doesn't have a lighthouse. 

Nine Mile Sunrise
       
     
Nine Mile Sunrise

Nine Mile Pond is deep in the Everglades National Park. I got to this spot while the sky was still black. The lake was as still as glass and the only sound was from the mosquitos buzzing around my head. As the sun began to rise the lake came to life. Birds started singing, fish started feeding on bugs in the water, a gator swam by off in the distance. It was amazing to watch nature wake up with the sun. 

This was relatively cool but still humid April morning. I had camped in the park the night before, woke up early and made my way over to this spot. The best part of this spot is that it's right off the parking area so I could hide from all of the mosquitos while I waited for the sun the rise. 

Monroe Station Under Lights
       
     
Monroe Station Under Lights

Monroe Station is an old building in the middle of the Everglades. It was built in the 1920s as the first US postal station in the area. It's had many different jobs over it's life but it now stands erie and empty. 

This was a chilly January night in South Florida. The air was crisp and the sky was crystal clear. Stars dotted the sky like a million diamonds floating in the sky. 

I like the juxstaposition of the old run down building against the beautiful sparkling sky.  

Blue Morning
       
     
Blue Morning

This was a unique morning. I wanted to get a few different layers of foreground objects into the photo, so I stayed up the beach from the pier. 

Little did I know that the sky would turn into the deepest blue I had ever seen.