Generally (and especially in Florida) clouds are good for landscape photos. And when water is part of your composition (like it often is here), wind can add interesting motion effects to longer exposures. If you can’t use those two elements in your images, can you still make landscapes? Of course, but you may need to use mirrors!
Our winter weather fronts bring cooler temperatures and often very clear skies to Central Florida. And winds can be especially calm in the early morning. When I run into situations like this, I don’t put my camera away. Instead I watch for mangrove trees and other reflections.
Compositions that minimize the sky and maximize the patterns their branches and roots make in the glassy water appeal to me.
How do you approach landscape photography at daybreak, when the wind is dead calm and the clouds are few and far away?
You can view many more of my Florida Landscape images in this album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/edrosack/albums/72157646280743144. And please click on the photos in these blog posts to view them in higher resolution on Flickr.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos, and don’t forget to look in the mirror!
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