Thursday, January 30, 2014

It is SERIOUSLY cold!

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Ice pellets and frozen rain water on plant leaves and stems ... in North Florida! These photos were taken yesterday afternoon, and the temperature has remained below freezing since. 

Alligator Harbor

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These images are the result of a 5-hour photo walk at low tide along an undeveloped portion of the Alligator Harbor shoreline. January 21 was a gorgeous bright, blue sky winter day!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Birth of an island?

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This tiny island on the sand flats at Mashes Sands was photographed during low tide just after sunrise on January 14. The wind and water move the sand so rapidly here that it is entirely possible the island's lifespan was one 8-hour tidal cycle. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My cup is over half full ... with ICE!

North Florida received a blast of sub-freezing arctic air earlier this month. Minimum temperatures were 22 and 26 degrees on January 7 and 8. These photos were taken on one of the periodic photo mornings that David Moynahan and I share, the morning of January 8. We spent about 3 hours photographing the most beautiful ice I have ever seen. Successive layers of water froze in a shallow depression within 100 feet of Highway 98 east of Medart during the previous two frigid nights. The variety of intricate patterns in the ice exceeded my imagination.

Blog Technical Stuff: The delay in posting these photos was caused by an incompatibility that developed recently between Google blogger and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The problem was resolved by my downloading and using Google Chrome as my internet browser to post this blog.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Macro Mashes Sands

Normally I carry around an assortment of lenses on a photo walkabout, including wide angle zoom, telephoto zoom, and macro lenses. But from time to time as a challenge and learning approach, I carry only one lens. Yesterday was macro day (Canon 60mm F2.8 macro) and these are my images along a small stretch of the Ochlockonee Bay shoreline near the Mashes Sands Park pier.