Vinoy Park is my favorite spot in all of downtown St. Petersburg. It juts out offering panoramic views of the downtown skyline and also The Pier and Tampa Bay too. It is the best public place to watch the sunset in the area also, well, maybe the top of The Pier is just as good. I am always looking for different perspectives, trying not to just use my own eye level for composing shots. For this one I closed the legs of my tripod so that I was shooting just from about a foot off the ground. This also allowed me to get the sun right under the tree's lowest branch.
- Photography Tip: Use your tripod at its lowest height, or lay on your stomach if no tripod required for a unique, low perspective.
Moving in front of the tree in the lead photo reveals a marina, on the far right Vinoy Renaissance Hotel and in the center 400 Beach Drive tower. There are benches to sit on to enjoy this view. I cannot imagine there are many sunsets they go unused.
All along the downtown St. Petersburg area are parks like North Straub Park above that offer quiet places to sit and enjoy the green environment that city developers very wisely preserved. It is these parks that in my opinioin make St. Petersburg the most beautiful area to live in all of Tampa Bay.