A few days before I made this image, I noticed how the sun would soon be moving over each day until it was setting right behind this old eroded pier as the summer solstice approached. So I knew to return to make a long exposure at sunset. It is good to arrive at a location with an open mind because you never know what to expect.
In October of 2005, Hurricane Wilma scored a direct hit on this island with category 5 winds gusting over 200 miles per hour. Many beaches were stripped of their sand, revealing old features not seen in many years, like this old pier on the north side of the island.
Swept Away - Isla Mujeres Mexico
Similar image to 'Exposed, but with a diagonal perspective. Isla Mujeres is a small island just a few miles northeast of Cancun, Mexico. I was told that before the hurricane, these pilings were under many feet of sand and that the beach extended well past the last one seen here.
Luck plays a big role in photography, especially for the well prepared. I did not plan for the sun to set right at the end of the pier but I was ready when I noticed that it did would set there by the end of the week. So I returned to capture this view!