We don’t have mountains here in Central Florida. And we don’t have very good waterfalls either. But our clouds are as good or better than anywhere else.
Lately, sunrise and I haven’t been getting along. I show up faithfully, but sunrise doesn’t. It’ll send it’s friend fog instead. Or it’ll come dressed in plain, clear sky attire instead of its fancy, colorful, cloud costume. Or I’ll get frustrated and sleep in, and sunrise puts on a show without me. I don’t think it likes me anymore.
Yes, not every photo expedition goes as planned. Yesterday’s sunrise was disappointing (non-existent?). But we saw and photographed many things: birds (Sand Hill Cranes, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Osprey, Whistling Ducks, Hawks, Coots, Moorhens, a Purple Gallinule, Woodpeckers, and others), alligators, dragonflies, spiders, butterflies, and flowers while we were there. All in all, a great day.
There’s almost always something beautiful to photograph – something unique to share with others. Sometimes you just have to think a bit different or try a little harder. The question is whether you have the time and energy to search these things out and the vision to see them when you find them. In situations like this weekend, why not make weather the subject?
In the ten minutes we were there, we saw two wild alligators and several kinds of birds, including a Great Blue Heron, Little Egret, Ibis, and an Osprey flying away with a fish in his claw.
Our weather here in Central Florida is finally starting to cool off a bit. I could definitely feel a difference when I set out for Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge early last Monday. And the high temperature reached just 81ºF later that day. Our forecast for next weekend predicts highs in the mid 70s – … Continue reading MINWR: Oct. 18,2021
Ansel Adams is known for his pre-visualization approach to photography. “The term [pre]visualization refers to the entire emotional-mental process of creating a photograph” “It’s not what you see, it’s what you want me to see” Ansel Adams Having deliberate control of all parts of the photo capture and printing processes allowed him to create wonderful … Continue reading Planning or Luck?
Our weather’s been seasonably hot and humid here in Central Florida. We’re very definitely in the dog days of summer. According to Wikipedia, they’re called that because historically they’re associated with the summer-time rise of Sirius (Canis Major – the “Dog Star”) in the night sky. Anyway, mid-summer isn’t the best time for birds / … Continue reading Merritt Island NWR – July 21, 2021
I was on my way home through some rain one day last week when the sky started to look very interesting. I stopped by the house, picked up a camera (I know – I should have had it with me!) and headed up toward Lake Jesup to make a few photos. I’m glad I did … Continue reading Developing Clouds
Have you ever had one of those photography outings? The kind where you’re not sure any of the photos will be worth the effort? Where it feels like you’re just going through the motions? Hindsight: Perception of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/hindsight I hadn’t been to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge since March. The weather forecast when I got up … Continue reading A Marvelous Morning After All