Our opening image this week comes from Florida in 2004, a grab shot as a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) launched itself away upon sighting me. The day was near-overcast and windy, and the pelican was just emerging from under deep shadows of the causeway bridge, visible as the blue banding in the lower half of the frame. I was never enamored of the shot, thinking
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Too brief, but still fun
The Girlfriend and I recently did a two-day trip out to the beach, in this case Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher – couldn’t call it a vacation really, but it’s what we have for now. There was a particular purpose, and timing, to this one, since the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher houses four Asian small-clawed
Slightly more exotic
On Wednesday, I made a trip out to a coastal region of North Carolina, specifically the Wilmington/Fort Fisher area – not my first choice of beachy areas, but I had a reason to be out there that wasn’t photo-related. Nonetheless, I left early and managed to be out at Fort Fisher shortly after 7 AM, seeing what the morning held.
I took a little opportunity to be fartsy
On Tuesday, I got a gout of photos in two different locations that I wanted to do something with, but too little time to do so, partially because I knew I was taking off early Wednesday for a day trip – which produced another gout of photos. And there remains a chance that I will make another attempt at some in just a few hours, and perhaps have even more before I
Visibly different, part 16
This one I can remember fairly well, despite having no context or surroundings. This was in Florida, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to be exact, taken while my brother was visiting. It was a grab shot as I spotted the brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) cruising overhead, and including the sun was intentional. This was with the Sony F717 loaner camera in late
I have a CD kicking around here somewhere called ‘New Wave Hits of the ’80s,’ which is just one of many examples why you should never call anything, “new,” because shortly it won’t be. I mean, the art nouveau movement is well over a century old now we’re due for an art nouveau nouveau movement. Anyway, these photos are
All over the place
Tuesday of last week, out at North Topsail Beach, was a day of widely varied conditions. I was up and on the beach itself for sunrise, but it was a waste of time, the horizon being entirely clouded over even while the upper reaches weren’t too bad. Worse, the spray coming off the ocean was so thick that my glasses became coated with salt, rendering my vision so bad that I couldn’t be
Grey and green
So let’s see, what to tackle with the first of the beach posts? How about a familiar subject?
We’ll start with sunrise on the first two days. We’d driven out Saturday and met friends out there, so it turned out to be a late night, and I did a little poking around in the dark to see if the marsh crabs were active (they were, a little) but without any intention of doing photography
You can relax now
Back in August 2017, I mentioned trying to find the original image for a one-color logo that I use for Wading-In Photography, curious that I hadn’t seen it in the slide pages. I kept this in the back of my mind, watching for it as I went through the bird images yet not actually finding it,
And so we get to part two of the recent beach trip photos and anecdotes, but I can’t say it’s the second half, because I have more pictures to feature here than I did on the previous post. And they’re not going to be in chronological order just to mess with the anal people.
I made a brief mention of this earlier, but while we had good weather for the three-day weekend trip, the