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Grayton Beach, Florida is just southeast of Destin, Florida. It is a small preserve with a stream winding it's way to the Gulf of Mexico. I was here to attend the annual summit of the North American Nature Photographer’s Association.  Only on this evening were there any clouds during my stay and fortunately I was able to get here to see this scene in person.   I was attending a discussion on marketing photographs when I looked out the window and saw the clouds setting up for a nice sunset.  I left the conference and got here as quickly as I could.  I had planned earlier to come here if the conditions were right.  Time was of the essence , so I used Google Earth to find this beach ahead of time so I could go right to this spot.  Pre-planning is important if you wish to witness more than your share of fortunate coincidences.  The sand flowing beneath my feet was most memorable so I concentrated on capturing it as best I could with F22.  The resulting long exposure worked out well too.

Grayton Beach, Florida is just southeast of Destin, Florida. It is a small preserve with a stream winding it's way to the Gulf of Mexico. I was here to attend the annual summit of the North American Nature Photographer’s Association. Only on this evening were there any clouds during my stay and fortunately I was able to get here to see this scene in person. I was attending a discussion on marketing photographs when I looked out the window and saw the clouds setting up for a nice sunset. I left the conference and got here as quickly as I could. I had planned earlier to come here if the conditions were right. Time was of the essence , so I used Google Earth to find this beach ahead of time so I could go right to this spot. Pre-planning is important if you wish to witness more than your share of fortunate coincidences. The sand flowing beneath my feet was most memorable so I concentrated on capturing it as best I could with F22. The resulting long exposure worked out well too.

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