Sunday, November 29, 2015

Another place I've not been to before...Ft. Mose State Park.  Like Kingsley Plantation, it is part of the African-American experience in Florida.  Here's an account from Ft. Mose Historical Society's website:  "Hidden away in the marshes of St. Augustine, Florida is one of the most important sites in American history: the first free community of ex-slaves, founded in 1738 and called Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose or Fort Mose (pronounced Moh-Say)."

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Back to the beach!  Anastasia SP in St. Augustine again.  This particular park, while not permitting access to sensitive dune areas, does allow a lot of wandering where there are clumps of sea oats, vines, and other flora I can't name.  The day was actually cold with a strong wind which forced the hood on the hoodie to be on and the zipper pulled up as far as it would go.  Odd, after a lifetime up north, to call a day in the low 50s 'cold', but that's the way it felt.  (Film)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Part of growing in photography is taking chances with subjects and compositions in ways that differ from one's usual approaches.  Including the sun here was risky both because it is at the top of the frame, and because it is such a focal point.  But, that is also what makes it a more interesting photograph, at least to me.  (Film)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Not wanting to rely solely on the ocean and marsh views I've photographed a lot lately,  I drove very slowly on the roads that make a loop on Fort George Island where the Kingsley Plantation and Ribault Club are.  I was trying out a new-to-me lens replacing one that has focus problems - a loose element -  that was about the same price as a repair would have been.  The forest here, as I've often written, is more like a jungle, and nearly impenetrable visually.  Still,  I found enough to fill a roll of film.  Here are the several I liked well enough to scan and process.  (Film)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

This photograph was made from a roll of film I started shooting a week or so ago, and finished today.  It's from Little Talbot Island State Park.  As described in a previous post, the Navy's Blue Angels' F18s were tearing up the sky, their roar a thrill to experience though not visible from the beach due to altitude.  The contrast of warplanes heard with serene scenes viewed was dramatic!  (Film)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Now and then, a 'mistake' can be an asset.  'Lens flare' is an aberration to be avoided most of the time, but not always.  In this image, the flare serves as proxy for the much too intense sun which would have been overpowering.    (Film)