After a long day walking around South Beach (I'll share those photos later..), I headed to downtown Ft. Lauderdale with some other media folks for the rather modest, but still fun, midnight ball drop.
After several 'Happy New Year!' texts, we flagged the last cab in the city and hit the beach near our hotel (quickly becoming a favorite place to relax at the end of the day). Despite what you see below, there is NO light out there this time of night. The bright, full moon and lights from the city lit the clouds just enough to almost focus, but my steady hands weren't quite still enough for 1/3 sec exposures..