Our second day in Miami began with sunrise at Watson Island. We were greeted by an enormous cruise ship blocking the view of the city, so instead of cityscape shots, I photographed more clouds behind me. Again, I’ll share those soon. Regardless, it was a beautiful morning.
After sunrise, we stopped by the Zaha Hadid designed condo, One Thousand Museum. We were a bit limited in how we could photograph this given the amount of construction going on but it’s sure to be amazing once fully complete. Here are a few shots I did manage. Still a fantastic location, even with its limitations. We had some nice, dramatic light giving us great shadows to add depth.
After breakfast, we headed to the Brickell district. Our fist stop was the SLS Brickell Hotel & Residence. This sculpture and its shadows caught my eye.
Then for some lookups at this very geometric building. Those clear blue skies against the white of the building create a very refreshing take of this space.
Add to that the pink underside of the lower levels. Great color and just feels so Florida-like. The jagged balconies allow for some really nice patterns and the disruption of pink to white add another element of interest.
However, it works just as well in black & white, allowing focus on only the shapes and lines of the building.
A couple blocks away is the Colonnade Plaza. A good location for symmetry.
And unexpected find, the Brickell Flatiron. A new building under construction. Unlike the Brickell Hotel & Residence, this is very curvy and sensual.
The Brickell Heights Condo has some great light on these setbacks, adding a bit of drama to the shot.
Onto more geometry with EAST, Miami….
And the Solitair Brickell Apartments.
My favorite stop of the day is the Brickell City Center. I so love these ribbons across the ceiling of this outdoor mall. So many ways to play with patterns and layering in here.
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