Cape Florida Lighthouse Meet-Up

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This past weekend was an ultra last minute sunset shoot I put together for my Chasing Light 101 Meet-up. I’ve been wanting to go back to this spot for some time now, so I figured I’d go for it and announce it just a few days before. Of course within minutes of announcing the event, what felt like a plague of negative opinions, came thru (which is always expected). Since starting my own meetup group, I always wanted to aim towards the positive side of everything. Sure, it might rain ( and did actually! ), there’s currecntly a hurricane somewhere in the Caribbean, the park closes at sunset, and heck, there might NOT be a “good sunset” out there. I’ve heard it all. But explain to me, why are we only focusing on all that? I got an announcement to make, Welcome to Miami in October! I’m always reminding people, just go out and shoot. You never know until you try, and most of the time you miss out. It’s really simple. It is. If it’s not your thing to get involved in the natural elements then perhaps shooting landscapes isn’t for you, which is ok too. I just believe in leaving your comfort zone every once and awhile (Ok well, maybe more often then I admit) because that’s when you get to really know yourself, exceed expections and get the results you really want. In other words, life begins. Negative energy is extremely toxic, so why have it lingering around effecting your view? Especially in a creative environment. No thanks! So moving on….

Once I arrived, some rain clouds came ashore and poured for about 7 minutes before this AMAZING rainbow came through that was so large you could see both ends. It was amazing, and I wish I could have snapped it on time. The best part of the rain coming as soon as we started was that everyone on the beach left, so it was actually perfect since there were barely any people in the frame. Whoo-hoo! Plus, the clouds from the rain added some dramatic elements I was hoping for initially. Where there’s a will there is a way. I could tell people weren’t feeling it as we were literally uner the mercy of some trees that didn’t quite keep us dry but it was better then nothing. But I gotta admit, it was really remarkable once the colors came out.

My favorite part of the entire time was when a family came walking by and asked what could I possible be taking a picture of, if there was a famous person around or what. I was such in a confused state of mind, because I was literally taking a picture of THIS:

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I just staired at them and opened my arms towards the sky and said, ALL THIS!! That’s insanity. I think my reaction made them feel a bit stupid, which secretly might have been my intent, so mission accomplished there. Eventually, at about 7:30 the park people came around telling us we had to go before the park gate closes. Though by then, most of us had already captured the entire sunset already so it all worked out perfectly. The stars aligned and it was another successful meet up. I’ll soon be announcing the next ones shortly, so if your ever in Miami make sure to check it out 🙂

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