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!
There were a few lights in the parking lot way back behind the sand dunes and the clouds were thick and low, making it so very dark on Marineland Beach south of St. Augustine, Florida that my first few exposures didn’t even register on the sensor.
Way back on May 4th 2007, I wrote this blog’s first post:
I tried searching for ‘infrared bicycle pirate’ photos on both Google and Flickr and didn’t find any. Apparently they’re a very rare genre. Perhaps I should specialize.
Happy New Year! I hope that all of you, your families, and your friends have had a joyful and happy holiday season!
Topaz released a new plug in recently, called ReStyle. You can download any of their products for a free thirty day trial, so I thought I’d give it a go. This isn’t a full review or tutorial (I haven’t used it long enough to do either of those). But I have used it a bit so I’ll try to introduce you to some possibilities with three examples I’ve played with. If you want to see the “before” versions of these, I’ve included them towards the end of the post.
I spent the time in St. Augustine, Florida, which is “the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States”. I’ve written about it many times (see this link) and it’s one of my favorite places to photograph. Photo ops abound and include landscapes, architecture, street scenes, beaches, historic landmarks, wildlife, and much more. It’s hard to go anywhere in the area and not come back with a photo! Here are some of mine along with hints on how I made them.
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