I have always been a big fan of sunsets. You have probably noticed that my blog is full of photographs of sunsets. I usually take sunset photographs off my balcony, which has a great view of downtown Miami and west towards the airport. I honestly think that no two Miami sunsets are alike (even though the photographic evidence later contradicts that, occasionally), and I have a hard time restraining myself from snapping away…every…other…night.
I just love Florida sunsets. I honestly think that they are some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. (That I have ever seen, anyway.) Maybe this is because Florida is so darn flat. Back home, amidst the forested mountains of the Cascades, and later in the rolling wheatfields of Eastern Washington, it is harder to see sunsets because the terrain is so hilly.
My family’s house is surrounded by 200 ft. tall Evergreens, which means the only part of the sunset you see is if you look straight up! The apartments and houses that I lived in, in college, were nestled among hills and trees and other buildings, making it difficult to see glimpses of the sunsets. So moving here, where there is quite literally unobstructed vistas for as far as the eye can see, presented me with a whole new host of photography opportunities!
And I have to say, not that I am biased or anything… ;) …but I do think that Miami has one of the most beautiful skylines. I was raised with the Seattle skyline, complete with the Space Needle and Mount Rainier in the background, but that’s a bit different. I always think of Seattle has having a more gritty, very “natural” skyline – what with the surrounding mountains and the fact that the very city itself is practically built into the side of the mountain! I think of Miami has having a very serene, aquatic skyline.
Many of Miami’s newer buildings are made of silver, or blue, or teal, or turquoise, or white, or clear glass (steel?), and when the sunlight reflects off of the water, the whole skyline sparkles. (Not to be, like, poetic…ha.)
I just think it is so pretty!