Sunrise over the Skyway
## Event Canceled
Unfortunately, the group event has been canceled. Partly due to weather, up to 75% cloudy skies according to some weather forecasts. The other reason is that I've caught a bad cold. (sigh) Luckily, I've tested negative for COVID-19, so at least there is that.
The good news is the event can be rescheduled for Sunday, January 15th. You'll be seeing that post soon enough.
I thank you for your patience and understanding. I hope everyone will have a safe and happy New Year!
## About this event
Photographing the sunrise over the Sunshine Skyway occurs at certain times of the year. In 2022, November will be the last opportunity to photograph the sun rising between the arches.
Fort Destot Park opens at 7 am, and the sun rises at 7:00 am on the MeetUp date. You will need to arrive before the park opens to make the capture. I usually come between 6:30 and 6:45 am to be the first to receive a gate pass. I typically arrive at the meeting point and shoot by 7:10 am.
Gear Recommendations: A telephoto lens with at least 300mm effective focal length. I'm considering using a 200 to 800mm f/5.0-f/6.3 or 80 to 300mm f/2.8 lens. Also, a sturdy tripod will be required for sharper images.
Bring a chair and something warm to drink. It is typically a bit cold during that time.
We will be meeting at East Beach, located in the park.
The MeetUp is rain or shine.
There is no FEE for the event. However, tips are appreciated.
About Donovan Evans - Foto Dono
Donovan Evans, also known as Foto Dono, is an award-winning photo artist. He has over 25 years of experience in making things with his camera. For the last six years, he has been obsessed with photographing the Milky Way. He is the Photo Education Director at Johnson PhotoImaging, where he teaches photography when not making things.
Follow Dono on Facebook and Instagram - @fotodono
Directions - From I-275, take exit 17 on the left for US-19 N toward FL-682 W/Pineallas Bayway/St Pete Beach. Turn left onto 54th Ave S/Pinellas Bayway -Toll road. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto State Hwy 679/Pinellas Bayway S. Turn left onto State Hwy 679 in 1.3 mi State Hwy 679, turn slightly right, and become Mullet Key. Take the road to the end, at the roundabout on East Beach.