Key West is one of those places that you can just get lost in tropical bliss... Friendly people, great food and an atmosphere that makes you forget that cold temperatures ever existed! I did spend a couple frustrating days looking for a suitable photographic set up. By the time I found this very iconic pier, it was evening, but I wanted to photograph it during the morning sunrise. I had just one day left and the next morning was my last shot at getting anything. I awakened early and found my spot. This was a limited spot because property was strictly fenced off. I figured it would compose nicely anyway and placed my camera on the tripod and waited. This is one of those shots that is the perfect time and place! I could not have begged for a better set up! The Sun sprang up right in the end of the pier - framing it up as if I lived there and waited all year for this alignment! I snapped away excitedly until a few minutes went by... then it was over. The perfect timing and place along with a beautiful color palette was already looking promising in the tiny review camera window. I could hardly wait to get back to the studio to do test prints. “Key West Sunrise” was the only image I successfully captured during my short stay - but that was all I needed!