PHOTOS AND REMARKS FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN NORTH FLORIDA...........JUST CLICK ON A PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT...........TO LEAVE A COMMENT JUST CLICK ON "comments" BELOW EACH PICTURE. All pictures Copyright 2001-2015 by James T. Weekes
I was out in my driveway, taking pictures of leaves on the ground. They were ok but there was too much clutter under them. Finally a light went on and I came inside and got a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper and went back out. It was lovely soft light and I took an hour's worth of portraits of leaves and other backyard stuff. So you may see a lot of these in the next few days.
I was ending my Sunday walk in Jax Beach when I came upon this little guy. He or she had probably flown into one of the glass store windows. Usually this results in a broken neck and a dead bird. I thought the wind was ruffling it's feathers but there was no wind, so I looked more closely and saw that it was breathing and trying to fly. So I picked it up and held it for a bit until it started cheeping indignantly at me. I put it up high in a bush and it yelled at me a bit more and then flew off.
Autumn always has me looking down. We do have some trees that shed their leaves. The rest lose between 30% and 70% depending on the tree. I find that I see the structure of the leaf much better when it has lost it's color and has dried out a bit.
Four weeks ago on my Sunday walk I came upon this spill. Someone had dropped their bottle of hot sauce ( a tragedy in my opinion) and cleaned up most of the glass and left. I came by last week and it had turned into fossil remains of a prehistoric fish. All of this on a fairly well travelled sidewalk (covered) in a shopping center. Looks like one bicycle tire went through it.