Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dunedin Florida - Dunedin Causeway Bridge

Dunedin Florida - Dunedin Causeway BridgeHappy December 1st! Today we celebrate the City Daily Photo theme: Bridges. After dark photography has caught my fancy of late, so I wanted to share this after dark bridge image with you. Kudos to my Nikon D80, again! This is the Dunedin Causeway Bridge. And that is a Great Blue Heron in the foreground (click the photo to enlarge it).

There is so much that goes on from this causeway, and under and around this bridge, that I cannot cover it all in one manageable post. So today I will cover the basics. Dunedin Causeway ends on Honeymoon Island. Which is where you will find Honeymoon Island State Park. From that state park, you can take a ferry to another state park, Caladesi Island State Park.

Caladesi Island used to be accessible by ferry or private boat only. In 1985, Hurricane Elena closed the narrow pass to the south of the island (Not to be confused with Hurricane Pass, at the north end of the island). As a result, you can actually walk onto Caladesi Island from the north end of Clearwater Beach (But trust me, it's a long way from where you would have to park your car!). These two islands are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, if not the entire world. So yes, if you are visiting Dunedin or Clearwater or the area in general, you should at least drive out to the end of the causeway, and go for a walk on Honeymoon Island!

The image below is from Google Earth, and shows the Dunedin Causeway from an altitude of about 8,000 feet. The bridge in the photo above is at the right in the image below. Honeymoon Island is just out of frame to the left. ** Click the names if you would like to see my bridge posts on the Clearwater Daily Photo site, or the Clearwater Beach Daily Photo site.

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20 comments:

  1. It is as beautiful as a sunset! What is that light?

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  2. A sunset shot! And I can see the heron. Wonderful!

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  3. Great pic. These night pics have really caught my eye too but I haven't had the time to pursue this yet.

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  4. I'm with you, Wayne! I love night photography!!

    I will admit the causeway bridges do give me pause, though! When we fly into Tampa and drive to Ft. Myers, going over that lllloooonnnnggg bridge makes me cringe. . .What is it. . .Sunshine Causeway? Is that close to you>?

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  5. Love the way the heron nicely catches the light. Great night shot.

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  6. Like the night lighting-a cross between gold and orange, kind of autumny. :) The silhouette of the bridge turned out nicely.

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  7. great picture and thanks for including the ariel view

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  8. You really broke out of the ordinary with this bridge post.
    --steve buser
    New Orleans Daily Photo

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  9. I like the colors. The reflection off the water is cool.

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  10. Love the glimmer of light streaming across the water towards the photographer. I'm having a hard time seeing the bridge or the blue herron. It is a lovely night photo. Good job.

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  11. Your "after dark" photos are very good. I especially like your Sandy Key Bridge photo posted at your Clear Water Beach DP site.

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  12. This photo is very beautiful but the bridge is more "visible" in the other photo, which I found great.

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  13. i can't really see the bridge (causeway) but i like your passion and all the details and links . great as usual . tks

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  14. It's a great night shot, that reflection is stunning

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  15. The sunset gives us a bridge to heaven in this beautiful night time photo.

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