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 took a walk last Friday on a perfect beach. The temperature was about 68f (20c) and the light was either lovely low winter light or pearly due to thin clouds that came over. I converted some to look like Tmax 3200. Some I just made black and white and one was left in color due to the great hues in the shell.
The moon from space.
There was a brisk breeze and the small fronds on the right were vibrating really fast while the feather was still.
This post is one of about 38, of various heights from six inches to six feet tall, that used to divide Duval County from St. John's County. There was fencing strung along them, the main purpose of which was to keep cattle from straying across the line. Or, so I'm told.
I can set my Panasonic Lumixes to take pictures in the square format. My favorite cameras to shoot with for years were Rolleis, the 2.8F and the SL66. Both took 120 film and made square negatives (Like a Hasselblad, only better). I have missed "seeing" square pictures and now I can. This will be the first of many square pictures.
We have a different kind of Winter light here in North Florida. It is low and on a slant, but is much warmer than northern Winter light. I have recently spent late afternoons in Nocatee, a huge planned development that straddles the county line between us and Jacksonville proper. As would be expected, the economic downturn had a huge effect on the sales and building of homes. This is just starting to change. The infrastructure, roads and landscaping were factored in and are done so there is a vast area covered with brand new roads, but no people. It is a little eerie on a December afternoon to be able to stand in the middle of a new four lane road and photograph the trees in the median with no worries about traffic. I saw two cars in an hour. The light was grand.