Tom M. suggested we meet at Ponce Inlet for sunrise last Friday. I readily agreed, since the last time I was there was August 2010. We met at the park entrance just after it opened and were set up well before sunrise.
Tom M. and I went over to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park in Flagler Beach, Florida. The buildings here were built out of coquina rock starting in 1821. It was thriving in 1831 when John James Audubon visited. It’s been abandoned since the the Second Seminole War and was burned by Seminole Indians in 1836. The walls and chimneys of the sugar mill on the site remain standing today and are listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Historically, coquina has been used as a building material. The Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine and Bulow Plantation in Flagler Beach are made of it. But today I think the best use of coquina is for photography – it makes a great foreground in landscape photos!
Introduction Welcome to Central Florida Photo Ops – a great place to find out about photography in our area! I’m a photographer living in Central Florida. My main photography interests are nature / wildlife. I enjoy writing about places around here that I’ve visited and photographed. In addition to sharing my experiences, I try to make … Continue reading Contents