Moonlight Sonata

This past Saturday, I spent the day at one of my favorite local parks; Fort De Soto Park. Situated on an island in Tierra Verde, FL, this park features miles of beaches, nature trails, a boat ramp, and a large campground just to name a few of the amenities. The namesake of the park comes from the fort that was built in 1898 as a coastline defense during the Spanish American War.

After spending the better part of the day exploring the fort and walking the beach, I headed over to the other side of the island to get setup for the moonrise. For this shot I wanted the Sunshine Skyway bridge in the background. I had already scouted out the area earlier in the day, so I knew about where the moon should appear on the horizon. I patiently awaited for it to show itself, but due to atmospheric conditions, it wasn’t actually visible until it had been up for about 13 minutes. I really liked this shot with the light reflecting on top of the water and just a hint of clouds above the moon.

For more information about the park and it’s interesting history click here.

To enjoy a larger view, please click on the image below!

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