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New River Gorge Bridge by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

new river gorge bridge

Photographers visiting Fayetteville, WV may experience an irresistible attraction to the New River Gorge Bridge. Every photographer knows it’s been done before, still we can’t help ourselves. This is one of the highest vehicular bridges in the world made of a humbling 88 million pounds of steel and cement.

On a recent climbing trip I took advantage of a rest day to find the ideal shot, which led me to Fayette Station Bridge (a nearby, smaller bridge with this unobstructed view). The next morning I woke and forced myself out of the tent before dawn. We made it to the location just as the fog was beginning to clear and the sun was rising. Luckily, the early morning effort was matched by nature’s good graces and an image was captured. After all, it’s a long drive from Miami and we lugged the camera gear all the way.

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami available for assignments in South FL and throughout the U.S.

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Miami Beach Art Deco

Art Deco scene from Miami's South Beach

Art Deco in Miami's South Beach

Miami offers many great locations for photographers to shoot at. One of the more well known areas is the art deco distrct in South beach along Ocean Drive.

As a professional photographer in Miami it could only be a matter of time before I went down there myself. The area has a much different vibe at five thirty AM than throughout the night.

Parking is never an issue this early in the morning, and the only partiers left are those who are truly dedicated to seeing the sunrise.

The early morning presents opportunities to a photographer such as this one in which time seems to stand still just for you.

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Sunrise over Ventnor Beach

Landscape photograph of the sunrise over Ventnor Beach

Landscape photograph of the sunrise over Ventnor Beach

This week’s photograph represents what I love the most about being a photographer.

Waking up before the sun rises, grabbing a cup of hot coffee and smiling about all the available street parking at the beach is how I begin a shoot like this. Then I choose my shot and set the camera on a tripod. All that is left now is to wait for the sun and enjoy everything that surrounds you.

I found this pier while jogging with my dad along Ventnor Beach in New Jersey. It’s just a short distance from Atlantic City but somehow maintains its status as a fairly peaceful shore town.

New Jersey’s beaches provide a fair match for Miami. It seems to me that New Jersey skies are more colorful in the morning and afternoon than the skies in Miami.

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