If you were asked “If you could go anywhere and photograph anything, where would you go and what would you photograph?” how would you answer? For me the first thing that comes to mind is getting on US Rt 1 and heading south. I’d stop when I got to a big marker that says “The Conch Republic, 90 Miles to Cuba, Southernmost Point Continental U.S.A. Key West, FL, Home of the Sunset.” That’s where I want to go.
From there I’d ride a bike around the island. I’d spend most of the day taking in all the places that I remember, not that they would be very familiar with all the time that has past since the last time I was there. As the day is drawing to a close I would head to Mallory Square and celebrate the sunset.
What would I most like to photograph? The sunset and everyone celebrating it. I remember standing in the crowd watching the performers do their acts and watching the boats sail back and forth in the golden light at the end of the day. What a great way to spend some time before doing the Duval Crawl! What’s the Duval Crawl you may ask, I’ll save what for another time!