Before I take I photograph, I am thinking and/or dreaming about the possibilities of my vision. Sometimes I have in my mind what I want, and then there are times I am holding my camera (not sure what I want or what I am looking for) when something "clicks" in my mind. This click i.e. idea transforms itself into something more concrete, and then it happens. This "it" is the magic, and this magic has endless possibilities. I see in in my mind's eye. It's my vision. Set, snap, negative made, digital darkroom, photograph, and post, in this case, to my blog or print in other cases.
To be in Miami Beach in December looking out at the Atlantic to see the last golden glimmer of the sun made me feel calm. What is it about water and clouds that draws one into thought?
Sometimes a photograph comes to you.
Waking up at sunrise high above such a magnificent scene is just plain lucky.