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Andy Royston's time in the sun

Andy Royston's time in the sun

Every morning, Andy Royston strolls barefoot on Fort Lauderdale beach with his iPhone pointed toward the horizon, capturing every cloud, wave and coconut palm tree in the predawn light.

Royston then drops his shoreline images into social media streams for his ongoing project, @FtLauderdaleSun. So far, Royston's ritual has earned him more than 50,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Since 2009, his subject has been this 6-mile stretch of beach and its clusters of seaweed and broken coconuts, sunlight bursting through rain clouds on the horizon and Portuguese man-of-war washed...