Egrets in White Marsh, Tybee Island, GA 2008
For this image I caught the magic late afternoon light over Whitemarsh Island, just west of Tybee Island near Savannah on the Georgia coast. Look closely to see the white Egrets standing in the shallow water. Enlarging the image shows the birds in greater detail which helps to make this image something special. Not apparent where the swarming tiny crabs running around my feet as I set up and composed this shot.
Of course, “when in Rome” you need to eat like a Roman. So, when you are are on the Georgia Coast, you need to eat seafood. One of the best casual seafood restaurants I have ever eaten at was The Crab Shack on Tybee Island. http://www.thecrabshack.com/
First, you cross the walking bridge over the live baby alligators into the dining room that is situated on the water. Then, while sitting at the wood tables under the peach basket chandeliers, you must dive into one of their giant, overflowing buckets of seafood and go at it. To me, this is… Southern Comfort.
Closer up, the majestic Great Egret preens itself into a classic pose.
Great Egret, 2013
South Beach Blues, South Pointe, FL 2008
A bird’s-eye view of the tip of South Pointe (South Beach) captures the change in water-color from aqua to blue as it gets deeper. The colorful lifeguard station, beachcombers and incoming pleasure craft, round out the composition of the image and are reminiscent of our Miami Vice era.
Hubbard Glacier Calving, Alaska 2004
From fire (in my last post) to ice, here. The sudden release and breaking away of a mass of ice from a glacier is known as calving. Witnessing this phenomenon is a once in a lifetime experience.
The sound that occurs when the ice breaks off is like a resounding crack or boom you might hear in a severe lightning storm. All in all, one of the great natural acts one can witness that stays with you forever.
…On a separate note, sometimes a photograph can exhibit an image inside an image. If you look to the bottom right of the frame, you can see what looks likes a human face in the crashing icy water. I have isolated it below to exhibit its eerie likeness. Just a little something extra in an already phenomenal experience.
Ice Face, Alaska, 2004
Wildfire, Florida Everglades 2007
Summer brings lightning strikes to the Florida Everglades. Combined with dry Sawgrass, the resulting wildfires can be seen for miles. The electric power line towers at the bottom of the image show the scale of the towering inferno.
This is also a metaphor for our Miami Basketball team going for their third straight Championship, and how I’ve been feeling lately…not in a good way.
Never Forget, 911 Memorial, 2013
The 911 Museum was officially dedicated this week. Let us never forget.
Lioness and Cub, 2014
Parental Guidance, 2010
For my Fine Art work, I don’t like to photograph anything that can talk back to me and I usually only use human subjects to show scale in an image.
So, to celebrate Mother’s Day I have posted the above images of animal subjects that exhibit the importance of looking up to your Mother…I know I always did.