I have to admit that the amount of work that had been accomplished in such a short amount of time after the storm was impressive. Phone lines were restored, power was back, fuel was available, and the highway down to Key West was clear.
Not surprisingly, attractions and hotels were quick to get things back to normal. Aside from a few properties in repair, Key West looked pristine. However, whether some of the damage had been hidden from the tourists, the extent of the hurricane's wrath couldn't simply be swept away in a few weeks in the numerous communities throughout the Keys.
This is not the scene most people picture when they hear about the Florida Keys. This is an incredibly beautiful part of the world that I'm happy to say still had plenty of beauty on display while I was down there travel shooting. Still, it seemed appropriate to address the contrast and reality of what was also going on behind the scenes. My thoughts are with everyone in the Florida Keys who were impacted by the hurricane. #KeysStrong