Zero Image 69, f235, Kodak Portra 160, about 2 seconds
Shot during a one-day roadtrip to Florida. This is the intercoastal waterway in Navarre, where we had breakfast and bloody Marys after our long drive down.
The islands along this stretch of the coast serve as barriers to the mainland. Most are tiny spits of sand less than a half mile wide. They're beautiful, with the ocean on one side and the intercoastal on the other, so people want to build tall, obnoxious buildings. It leads to overdevelopment, but it's not smart development because the islands aren't good for building on. Squalls and hurricanes add and subtract land from these spits of sand, so the islands are forever shifting around (like they're supposed to do). Over time, only man-made interventions will prevent man-made condo towers from toppling into the sea.
All that...doesn't stop me from dreaming about owning one of these obnoxious houses. I feel like such a hypocrite at times.