THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOS
Coral Cove is located near Jupiter, Florida. What you are seeing in these images are not rocks - they are what's left of an exposed ancient coral reef poking through the beautiful sandy beach of present-day Florida. Once teeming with life, these barrens hulks are all that remain of a once pristine, living coral reef.
I arrived around 5AM only to find the park closed. Not to be deterred, I parked on the street, hopped the fence and trudged down to the water's edge. It then became a race against the clock as the sun slowly rose from its resting place. Each image you see here was taken over a 30-60 second period. This meant the camera had to be perfectly still for the entire exposure. Numerous times the images were ruined by having the camera too close to the water's edge and the most recent wave washing out the sand beneath my tripod's feet.
All in all though I must say the glorious sunrise I was able to capture that morning made all the missed shots worth it.
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