Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The ocean front has fewer features than the salt marshes away from it.  Smaller details and man-made structures become more important.  These images are from Castaway Preserve which abuts the Intracoastal Waterway.  It's a tidal marsh much frequented by fishermen who fish for bait to use when they venture out to sea.  At low tide, of course, they have to set their lines well away from the muddy marsh.  This pier serves as a platform for them and a place to launch boats.  (Fim, #15 deep yellow filter)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

It will soon be time to visit another environment apart from the ocean, marshes and swamps, but for the moment, there's still some film for what's here.  (Film, #15 deep yellow filter)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I am trying to photograph subjects that don't necessarily include the mud, the beach, the ocean or other water. It's not easy, but in this season at least, clouds simply demand attention. As I've written, clouds are Florida's mountains. They are always different and often compelling! At least one of these two photographs is 'dry'. ;-)   (Film and #15 deep yellow filter)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The flow of water at Dutton Island ebbed at 9:30 this morning and began the slow process of refilling the marshes. I was there with still hot coffee and high expectations. Not a soul was where I wanted to be. After three years here, I don't find the Florida August heat as oppressive as I used to though it's still a lot more tolerable in the mid morning than later in the day.  It's nice to have a few reliable places not far from home that like to have their picture taken and will do their best to look good for the occasion.  (Film)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Every time I photograph in the marshes, there are scores of fishermen in the way both aesthetically and physically. (I know, I know...they can work in a photograph too!). After three years here, though, I've finally discovered how to eliminate them without violence. Take the camera out at low tide! There's no water for the fish and, hence, no fishermen. Besides the wet mud is much more visually appealing than the water at higher tide. This is Dutton Island Preserve adjacent to the Intracoastal (that most people pronounce "intercoastal"...dopey rabbits!). I've made a number of photographs here that I rather like.   (Film)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The weather has been what you'd expect in Florida in July....HOT!!  But, my state park pass lured me to go to the beach because the sky was so interesting.  Happily, there was a pleasant breeze and cooler temperatures near the water so I didn't suffer very much.  Still....October will be a lot nicer.  These are views from Little Talbot Island SP.  (Film, #15 deep yellow filter)