It was the perfect plan... Arrive at Ponce Inlet, on the Atlantic coast of Florida before sunrise, find a composition that captured the lighthouse and wait for the rising sun to light it up and accentuate its reddish color with it's warm light. Sounds great, right?
But Dan, you're thinking... There's no lighthouse in this image! And you'd be absolutely right.
As I hiked down a long and winding boardwalk, constantly checking the light on the lighthouse, I became concerned. I had high dunes on my right side, so I couldn't see the horizon, but I could clearly see that nothing was happening at the lighthouse. What little light there was, was dull and uninteresting. And then...
I came to the end of the boardwalk and out onto the beach. That's when I saw why the sun wasn't reaching the lighthouse. A cloud bank was moving in, hiding the sun from view. But it was also doing what clouds can do with the right conditions at the right time. It was giving the sun something to reflect off of - something to create an incredible canvas that was painted with deep orange and red.
And so, Dunes On Fire was born. An example of serendipity. I ventured out to capture a completely different image, and in failure, I came away with a simply stunning rendition of the Florida beach in all it's glory.
Now, you can bring it home as well. With it's bright, vivid colors, Dunes on Fire presents exceptionally well on both metal and acrylic. If you prefer a softer look, canvas is a viable option as well.