I photographed black curtain in September 2015 on a very unusual southwest Florida fall day with low hanging gray clouds. I was not even planning on producing something for my portfolio, the weather looked so unpromising. I drove to the beach to scout a good location for the upcoming full moon. I was just about to leave the beach when I saw that tiny little bit of color at the horizon - I knew from experience that this could be the start of something magical; and I was right. For just a minute or two, the colors exploded into bright oranges, pinks and purple while the band of low hanging clouds formed a dark curtain on top of that colorful show.
I don't think anybody else was able to capture this beautiful natural show as I was alone at the beach, everybody else had already left.
The usually very calm gulf of Mexico here in Naples, FL was really rough that day and the timing of high-tide gave me the opportunity to create this photograph. Usually the smaller sticks in the foreground are on dry-land or in very shallow waters.
I remember taking this photograph quite well... I was standing in waist deep water on a rather cold January day and turned blue.. hence the title of the image.
Usually I'm not a huge fan of (almost) cloudless sunsets but on this December evening, the sky went into a deep orange purple which caused this beautiful reflection in the water.
I'm not a morning person - at all - but every now and then I'm pushing myself out of the bed to shoot a fullmoon-set over the gulf of Mexico. The moon was still up - just out of frame on top of the pier - illuminating the landscape in a very warm light.