Falling sky….

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Everyone had been asking me for weeks if I was going to photograph the eclipse, I replied each time… “nope”.

I love science and love nature and well, this seem like something that was up my alley as they say.  However, I am not  a fan of fads or hyped up events and the media has been nuts on this event for months so I decided I would just stand outside like everyone else and look up for a minute or two then get back to work.

That was the plan anyway, until about two hours before it began. At that point I was thinking to myself, “I’ll just shoot something for myself and not tell anyone” but not having planned this event I did not have the proper filtration for my camera. I dug around in my studio and found a few bits and pieces of stuff that I cobbled together that would allow me to attempt a shot or two without frying the camera.

I’m happy enough with what I got, it’s not the classic eclipse photo but I like doing things different and since it’s only for me, it doesn’t really matter anyway.

I did have enough fun playing around that now I want to get the right filters and start playing around shooting the sun… who knows what I might get, maybe one of those “classic” images.  ;-0

 

Seaside

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Sea Island, Ga…. sometime in the late 80’s. My wife and I were spending a long weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary when I spotted this bird sitting on the dock piling. Those were film days, long before digital. You had to compose, run some calculations through your head, set the camera and…. wait until the film is processed and proofed to know if you got your shot. I was able to fire off 3 frames before the bird took offense at me being there, this was the middle image.

South…

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Deep south, Georgia, on the Suwannee River. A park off of Interstate 75 that gives weary travelers a break, if headed north maybe a last look at the old time south.

If you were to visit in the summertime you would find that areas like this are ruled by gnats, mosquitos, cicadas and tree frogs. A mishmash of sounds assault your ears as the cicadas and frogs sing their songs while constant buzzing of the mosquitos are in and out of your ears.  Don’t worry, the gnats have you eyes and nose occupied.

It’s easy to feel transported to a different time and place where nature rules and man is an afterthought. I can’t wait to go back.