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On the road with Eddie and Linda to capture sunrise and sunsets in West Palm, Coral Cove and more. Starting out from Redington Beach, the rain and clouds initially put a damper on our expectations. Frankly, we really didn't notice the rain since we rotated our conversations and had fun with '... pick on Bob ... pick on Eddie ... pick on Bob, etc.’ About halfway there, the sky cleared and things looked brighter. We spotted an 'old' barn on the route and the girls yelled "turn around, turn around!". We got out and click, click, click - Eddie and I grabbed several bracketed shots.
We noticed as we travelled, Eddie was randomly squirming and fidgeting in the seat when we heard "Linda, do you have Aleve?". We learned he twisted his back and although not complaining, will be dealing with it for the balance of the trip. Upon arriving in West Palm Beach area, we spent the afternoon touring and stopping at the beautiful Coral Cove Park and Blowing Rock Park for photos ... and then checked in at at our 'hotel' an AirBnB in West Palm Beach. (Note to file 'don't forget to bring light libations for sipping before dinner'.)
Dinner that evening was at a great restaurant - the U Tiki ... buzzing with activity, it was located overlooking the 'operational' Jupiter Lighthouse. We shot multiple nighttime lighthouse photos. However, after checking the dozen or so images on each camera, we were disappointed, and decided to take one more opportunity to get a shot of the lighthouse from another angle. We did - just 10 minutes away, we pulled into a nice park and found a great cityscape angle with the light beam of the lighthouse rotating and clearly visible. "almost, wait, TAKE THE SHOT" were the instructions from Linda and Ginger as they helped Eddie and I time our shots so we avoided shooting directly into the rotating bright light beacon.
Getting back to the AirBnB, the laptops came out and post-processing of images started. It started well and then we heard mumbling and cursing as Eddie hit delete, delete, delete (removing most of the nighttime shots). The second day we woke up to rain and clouds with no opportunity for sunrise photos, but (after a great breakfast at the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe where we found another art-sie opportunity of painted fronds) we returned to the park visited the previous night and captured a few daytime lighthouse photos. Okay - it's time to head east and home ... but first a rainy detour to Hobe Sound for one last set of Pics (covered roadway.
Back roads travel allowed us take side trips and capture photo ops along the way. Thanks to Linda, the state's best navigator, we were able to achieve the travel in record time. (Eddie and Linda had been on the East Coast before and their ability to 'remember' every location detail made our trip easy).
- Random back roads east to west
- Blowing Rock
- Jupiter Lighthouse - day and night
- Wiki - West Palm ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Palm_Beach,_Florida
- East Coast ... www.visitflorida.com/beaches/atlantic-coast/
- Wiki - Jupiter ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter,_Florida
- Blowing Rock ... www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/blowing-rocks-preserve/