Friday, March 16, 2012

A beautiful start.

During my recent vacation to Cancun I took the time to view several sunrises.  The most spectacular was the first sunrise I photographed.

As the dawn began to show on the horizon the staff from the resort came out to clean up the seaweed that had washed up on the beach over night .  This gentleman was quietly raking up the debris and staying out of the way of the photographers on the beach so as not to interfere.  I actually lowered my camera at one point and he was patiently waiting for me to finish my shots so he could rake in front of me.  I signaled him to please continue working and took a picture of him in that early morning dawn.

The second memorable point happened a few minutes later.  A couple came down to the beach with a photographer and the woman was dressed in a bridal gown.  At first we thought she was going to do a "Trash the Dress" set, but instead it was a series with the couple, who had been married on the beach the night before, walking in the early morning light.  I did take advantage of the chance to shot these candid shots and what you see here is one of my more favorite.  It just seems to me that this shot catches them looking out to the future and holding on to each other in comforting and peaceful ways.  The waves and the watercraft in the background just seem to bring such peace to the whole scene.

Sometimes you just get a great shot without planning it.


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