Key West, Florida

Here is a photo from Key West, Florida.  Seems as though this winter is too long!   When will summer arrive?   Hopefully soon!  It was near sunset on the beach and I snapped this shot.  Typical laid back easy going Key West.  We enjoyed our stay here.  We rented scooters and had lots of fun around the island.  If you like going to the beach, relaxing and eating at beach style restaurants…then Key West is for you! Key West also contains the furthest southern point in the US!   There is a litte marker there and maybe you can see Cuba in the distance?  Not really.   Sunsets in Key West are amazing!!

Grabbed from the web: If you have never been here before, you are in for a real treat. There is a Key West attraction for every person. Some of the finest saltwater fishing is in Key West. Whether you are an avid fly fisherman looking for the thrill of sight casting to tarpon as they cross a beautiful sandy flat in the Key West backcountry, or off shore doing some deep sea fishing and thinking about your fresh seafood dinner at one of our fine Key West restaurants. Enjoy a relaxing trip on a smaller charter to view dolphins in the wild or to kayak in the back country off Key West.

I grew up in the North East and Florida was our getaway spot!  Florida is a vacation spot that is tough to beat in the US.   With Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and the Keys…many places 2 explore!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 31.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:   1/250 sec
  • Aperture:  f/8
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4

Key West, Florida

Key West, FL

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

As spring is arriving and nice weather will begin – why not post a nice summer picture!!   We had a nite here in Austin on Saturday that was 81 degrees at 8:30 PM.  Ah…reminded me of summer!  I cannot wait!  We used to live in Orlando, FL and every year we would drive down to Key West.  Key West is the most southern part of the US.  From Orlando its about 7 hours drive.  Easy criuse down the FLA Turnpike.  Once you get to the Key’s you immediately see the fantastic light blue shimmering ocean.  Driving over the long stretches of bridges between the islands is sureal!

Key West is not a place to stay for a week.  Its small so just a day or two is all that is needed.  Then you can head north (3 hour drive) to Miami!  But Key West is fun and a lovely place to visit.  Everyone is laid back and enjoying life.  We went down one year and rented scooters to drive around…that was great!  But the best part of Key West were the sunsets!  Go to Mallory Square at the right time (it will be crowded) and it will not disappoint.  Breathtaking!

I took this shot the morning we were leaving.  We stopped at the beach – it was about 8 AM.   All was quiet.  A perfect time to take a shot of the local Palm Trees.  I have this shot framed in my office.  Whenever I need to think about a beach…I look a this shot.  Remember…  Life is a Beach!