Ride the Clearwater Beach Ferry to the beach and photograph the marina, pier and fabulous sunset. Parking is getting out of control on the beach and getting very expensive. Let's ride the ferry from downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach.
There is free parking at the Harbor View Center, at the end of Cleveland St., and it's only about 100 feet to the Ferry Dock. The trip to the beach dock is about 15 minutes max.
Once we're off the ferry we'll starting shooting the many sights at the Clearwater Beach Marina. There's majestic sailboats, fishing charters, great views of downtown Clearwater and much more.
Watch for the many possibilities of bird in flight shots, fisherman and sailors performing their duties and the many visitors and locals. Several of the buildings offer great opportunities to practice HDR. Also keep an eye open for the many pelicans, gulls egrets and herons.
Once we're at the pier we'll have some great opportunities to photograph the street musicians, craftsmen, and entertainers. When the sun nears the horizon we can head for the beach or one of the nearby hotels to shoot the sunset from the roof top pub.
After the sunset sets, the sand settles and the shutters cool down, we'll adjourn to one of the local restaurants or pubs to relax and share our successes.
Parking map for downtown Clearwater.
My Recommended Retailers
Where you buy your gear matters. You expect to get what you ordered and you want to pay a low price for it. The retailers I recommend below are the ones I trust for my own purchases.
B & H Photo and Video (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Great-Deals/ci/16478/N/4280521071?BI=4308&KW=&KBID=4736)
Adorama - The Photography People (http://www.adorama.com/?kbid=64386)
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