Monday, July 25, 2016

The name, "Alpine Groves Park" is ironical to say the least as it's located in one of the flatest and warmest states in the US.  What's more, it's in the town of Switzerland!  Go figure!

These three photographs were made there a few days ago.  (Film, #15 Deep Yellow Filter)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This is the season that's by far the most uncomfortable, but often offers the most beautiful skies.  There was promise of some storms which did fire up and let go torrents of rain, but the clouds before and after were stunning.  I was too late for some of the best that I could see from the car as I drove to Heksher Drive, but I did manage to find what's below.  (Film and Deep Yellow #15 filter)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I have become a 'before the storm' junkie. The wind dies down to nothing and the water gets glassy. Literally, less than one minute later, before I could even advance the film, wind came out of nowhere and the scene was gone forever. Within two minutes it was raining kittens and puppies. At least I got this.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

St. John's River in quiet evening light. There is a public dock here (on which I was standing..not the one pictured) where people come in the evening to watch the sunset. Yesterday evening (Tuesday, July 12th) it had rained and was still rather overcast, but still attractive to many. The sky was relaxed and sleepy; the shore was tired too and swathed itself in mist as the evening wore on.   (Mamiya C330, 55mm lens, Delta 100 film in D76 1:1)


Sunday, July 3, 2016

I live in a 17 or so mile wide corridor of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the St. John's River. The ocean and beaches are usually more visually interesting, but the river can be worthwhile too. I took this yesterday after a summer squall had moved through.  (Film with a No. 15 deep yellow filter)

Friday, July 1, 2016

This is the season when skies become their most dramatic.  I reiterate that cloud forms are Florida's mountain ranges.  Unlike real mountains, they're never static and predictable.  On clear and cloudless days, one looks for whatever is available on the ground...which isn't as much as I wish there were.  But, the clouds are hard to beat.  This was taken yesterday at Anastasia SP in St. Augustine (FL).  It's not there today for sure!  (Film and red #25 filter)