This is a view over the Atlantic Ocean taken from the rear of the Grand Beach Hotel on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.
I was lucky to visit this beautiful city back in 2009, and got to stay in this hotel right on the beach front, and close to many of the best bars and clubs of the city.
I awoke very early one morning and decided to take a walk on the beach, and this was the sight as the sun rose over the horizon.
One thing that stands out to me on this day was the amount of dead jellyfish on the beach, there were tens of thousands. There was a truck and a small tractor going around scooping them up and taking them away in bulk.
Thanks for looking.
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emilbo (21954) 2014-01-18 8:43
On ne peut pas passer à côté d'un magnifique coucher de soleil comme celui-là sans presser sur le bouton de la caméra. Le ciel est merveilleux et j'aime beaucoup aussi les reflets sur les vagues. Les couleurs sont fantastiques et la photo est agréable à regarder.
Tous mes compliments et bonne fin de semaine,
photoray (7896) 2014-01-18 9:09
Fine Miami sunrise view with the sun dominating through the clouds, and a ray upon the ocean.
Ironically, I was suppose to be in the Miami area then the Florida Keys this week, but a family illness cancelled the trip.
Have a fine weekend,
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-18 9:21
What a shot! The sun is fighting to come out of the clouds with all its might and power. Wonderful colors and light-shade treatment, particularly on the water.
Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (23372) 2014-01-18 9:32
When you are on holiday and the weather is warm, it is much easier to get up early to greet the sun, like this! Not only do you have these amazing sky colours but there is a definite resistance from the sea to wake up; it is moody!
I love how the sun seems to be exploding from behind the clouds.
You only have a tiny amount of oe which, I'm sure could be removed by using a grad filter. I have one and have still got to get my head around using it!
Have a great w/e,
ourania (21360) 2014-01-18 9:49
this is a very beautiful sunrise over a vast seascape. I like very much the sense of movement and drama both in the sky and the sea. There's a magnificent play of light and shadow, warm colours and darkness. Such an intriguing and suggestive scene, a superb capture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
cornejo (24535) 2014-01-18 10:13
Hi Noel, lovely view of the ocean with this beautiful sunrise, beautifully captured in this photograph pretty good. Interesting picture with good sharpness, nice light and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Periko (1731) 2014-01-18 11:42
Splendid sunrise, great fire in the sky.
lousat (67045) 2014-01-18 14:59
Hi Noel,always a great spectacle,especially when so well exposed like your to take the best colors of the sunrise,i wish to be there me too..ehehe...have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Miguel82 (16568) 2014-01-18 15:08
Lovely picture with a yellow fluo color and small waves, a brillant picture with good dof and perfect resolution, bravo, see you
Corry (3348) 2014-01-18 19:10
Magnifique coucher de soleil avec de beaux reflets sur la mer. Très belles couleurs. Bien fait.
jjcordier (69539) 2014-01-18 22:45
Très joli lever de soleil avec un superbe effet de ces rayons lumineux perçant les nuages.
krzychu30 (14342) 2014-01-18 23:49
WOW,how could You hide this one so long from us?
For me-definitely one of the most beautiful sunrise/sunset photos I´ve ever seen.
Colors are delightful,but what´s equally important you mastered also the light perfectly here.No under- or overexposed areas.Everything superb!
Even the cloud formations worked to your favour.
Have a nice sunday
carlo62 (22265) 2014-01-19 1:08
un tramonto bellissimo, grazie soprattutto alle nuvole, sembrano in rilievo, quasi un 3D.
Belli anche i riflessi su questo mare nero, la vista dal vivo deve essere stata un vero e proprio spettacolo.
snunney (75062) 2014-01-19 3:00
I visited Miami on a trip to Key Largo in January 2001 when the weather was most unusually cold. A most interesting city, especially in the Art Deco district. Fine capture of this magnificent sunrise. Wonderful fiery tones and some lovely reflections across the incoming waves.
Romano46 (14452) 2014-01-19 4:04
hai colto nella migliore delle maniere questa straordinaria visione che hai gestito in maniera eccezzionale cogliendone tutte le infinite sfumature dei rossi senza perdita di dettagli.
Giousta la scelta di lasciare più in ombra lìoceano dando priorità alle nuvole.
Ciao e buona domenica
Subhogen (3138) 2014-01-19 4:14
A truly spectacular sunrise photo which I would like to to have in my gallery. Good timing on this photo to catch the sun just breaking through the clouds. That has created those wonderful rays towards the right of the frame. I love the way how you have kept half of the photo in darkness and the other half in light. Simple yet excellent photo. Thanks for sharing.
rigoletto (33749) 2014-01-19 4:18
hi noel. i feel i can almost touch the light here. the rays oozing out of the clouds look so solid. the clouds are also 3D, plus the waves are moving out of my monitor. how you processed this image is so superb that i am lost in its reality rather than its romanticism, and i do prefer getting lost in the first :)
pajaran (44294) 2014-01-19 6:21
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled ujutru na okean i oblake ...
Lep pocetak dana ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu mesto i lep trenutak.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view of the ocean in the morning and the clouds ...
Nice start to the day ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment, beautiful colors.
Good work, my congratulations to the caught moment.
Nice afternoon and all the best with beautiful memories of visiting the place and nice moment.
willperrett (4807) 2014-01-19 6:34
Very clever! Realizing that photographs of sunsets were in danger of becoming clichés, you've chosen to give us a sunrise! And I'm glad you were up and about so early, as this is of course a stunning scene. The subtle variations in sea and sky are beautiful.
jemaflor (76546) 2014-01-19 8:07
Beautiful sunrise well captured, I like these warm tones and the contraste between light and clouds, nice reflection on the sea.
worldcitizen (6021) 2014-01-19 10:46
I have many relatives in Miami Beach, and would go there every summer when I was younger. The beaches are definitely beautiful. I like your decision to show only the sea, and not the shoreline. The golden color is really nice, and the clouds and gentle waves make an excellent combination. I notice from your note that you stayed a bit north of the South Beach area. It's nice to stay in an area where the beach is quieter, and then go down to South Beach for some excitement. :-)
abmdsudi (35250) 2014-01-20 7:25
A brilliant shot with dramatic the ray of light captured in a brief moment and it looks fantastic in real life. You seem to have caught the spotlights really well and the 'darks' are balanced and both have highlights, with lovely beams from the rifted clouds pulling the attention together. Technically good and aesthetically very pleasing serene sunrise image. Pure inspiration. Well done, Congrats
petarl (497) 2014-01-20 8:41
This is one of those photos we’re all looking for to capture. Once it happens, we’re all happy and delighted that we were part of the incredible performance by mother nature… Everything in this photo is very nice and I would not have anything to add. There’s a group of clouds in foreground on the left and sun rays on the right and they nicely compensate Sun’s central position. Here. I’d be tempted to go for long exposure shot to have smooth effect on the water surface, but 1/640 creates good dynamic scene in this case. Reminds me of the last breath of the day. Long exposure would symbolize total peace as if the day already “passed away” and night is about to come. All in all, a compelling shot.
Kamilutka (5653) 2014-01-24 3:19
sometimes spectacular light can make outstanding photo. This is really beautiful sunset and I like simplicity of the whole scene which make one focus on the colors of the sky and sea.
omid266 (1475) 2014-01-24 8:55
** Salam Noel **
Good evening ,
Very nice , well done friend !
An excellent photo from sunrise ,
I am agree that you are very lucky for looking this
beautiful natural view ,
All the Best ,
Thank you for sharing ,
jcpix (8296) 2014-01-28 18:37
A-ha, we have Dead Jellyfish Beach as well! :) O.K., I'm sure that's not the actual name...but what do I know, I've never been to Florida!? Well, that's not true, I did pass through the airport in Miami...and there were plenty of corpses there as well. lol ( A common joke that people go to Florida to retire/die) It's the Sunshine and Casket State. :o
What a fantastic view to wake up to every morning, fiery sky or not, this is beautiful in all of its simplicity. Another one of those moments where it's best to leave the pallet to Mother Nature and let her paint the sky...just press the shutter and don't over think it. With just enough light to make out a couple of small breakwaters, there's a gentle liveliness to the imagery...but still so very peaceful. Love the composition too, more sky, more impact...awesome! Hope your day starts as good as this one looks. Take it easy.
Cheers from the desert sky,
adores (32138) 2014-02-09 13:02
Beautiful sunrise! I like the sky and the reflections on the water with the little waves. You had a nice view from your hotel! A calm sight now that winter is here and we're having rain and storms.