It’s begun: We’re finally leaving the hot weather behind here in Central Florida. Cooler temperatures and lower humidity (and fewer biting insects!) make outside activities even more pleasant. Birds / wildlife enjoy this weather too: There’s more for us to see as migrant species pass through or stop by for the winter Here are some … Continue reading A Wonderful Time of Year
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
Kevin M. suggested photographing sunrise yesterday and said he was thinking about going to the Cocoa Beach pier. That sounded good to me, so that’s where we were about an hour before the sun arrived on Saturday morning. It was dark at first, and I was using higher ISO settings and longer exposures which smoothed … Continue reading Cocoa Beach Pier
Well. Kevin M. wanted to meet and photograph the SpaceX launch scheduled for 5:15 am last Friday morning. Talk about zero dark thirty! Anyway, I was all packed and prepared Thursday night when the launch was postponed. Since I was ready to go, I decided to head over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge anyway … Continue reading MINWR – 2/5/21
Editors note: Here’s a post from our visiting correspondent MaryKate – this time from right here in Central Florida. Enjoy! I recently met a friend at Blue Spring State Park, the “Winter Home of Manatees,” for a nature walk and manatee viewing. With many offshoots and observation decks, the wide wooden boardwalk makes for a safe … Continue reading (Blue) Spring Into the New Year!
I doubt many landscape photographers have the south shore of Lake Jesup in Seminole County on their must do list. But local parks are a great resource and we should take advantage of them.