On the way to work this morning I left early enough to catch the sun rising over the north fork of the Black Creek in Middleburg, Florida. I pass this area a lot but its usually later and the light is flat so it was a nice treat to finally catch it this way.
You never know when you’re going to see Slender Man. I hear its usually in the woods, but this photo taken in a back alley of Savannah may prove otherwise. As Savannah is the most haunted place in the United States, it only makes sense that this horror would make an appearance here.
Caught this magical scene just outside of Gainesville on the way to St. Augustine. A beautiful, cool, Fall morning is always nice to start off a day!
I was lucky enough to witness the “Great American” 2017 Solar Eclipse in Orangeburg, South Carolina with my brother-in-law and a new friend. I only had my X Vario with a 70mm lens paired with a tripod and a Thousand Oaks solar filter.
On another note, I can’t believe there has not been a post since May! Gotta remedy that!
St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Savannah. I guess they need all the potatoes they can get for the festivities. Not sure why they are holding the Steeler’s victory gnome hostage, but I am not in the know on these matters…
After a night of chasing ghosts, Emily (about a year old at the time) woke up early so I decided we should go on walkabout to see how Savannah transforms from the most haunted city in America to an enthralling architectural and historic beauty. This photo of St. John’s Episcopal Church captures a little of both as the golden light of morning pushes away dark shadows hiding vengeful ghosts. Shot on Fuji Provia 400X film (sadly discontinued in 2013).
It was our first big trip together; Sonoma Coast wine country in California. One of many firsts for us as a couple and looking back a defining one. It is when I knew.
There were many memories made that trip, but one stands out. Watching the sun set on the Pacific, high on the coast, not a soul around us. I spotted this area earlier in the trip and wanted to come back to it one evening to watch the sun set. The first day there was a clear evening we decided to go for it and while most were heading back into town to catch dinner we headed out to see the day’s last light fall serenely into the ocean. We got there early and I remember thinking how long it was taking for the sun to go down. I got restless, as I do, fiddling with my camera, walking around to find the prefect vantage point and being the anxious person I am until she said to take it easy and come sit down. It was about this time that DMB’s “You and Me” (which was our wedding song) came onto the iPod and that was it for me. It just all come together and I knew I loved this woman and wanted her to be my wife.
The memories didn’t end with the magical sunset. Our rental Mustang sat low on the ground and got stuck on a bump on a hill as we were leaving the coastline. No cell phone service and night was coming down fast, I was getting worried about our chances of getting out of there in a reasonable amount of time until two good ‘ole boys pulled up and helped me lift the car off the hill to get us on our way. Crisis averted, we were starving and headed down the coast for some food. Being the middle of the week most places were closed and unlit so we drove on. And on. And on. It wasn’t until many miles later that we saw lights. And like hungry moths we flocked to the light, finding, of all things, an Indian restaurant in the middle of nowhere. I do not know if the empty pit in my stomach affected my brain chemistry, but it was the best Indian food I have ever had. And one of the most memorable dinners we ever had, to this day.
This took place in April 2010 and is something that will be remembered all my days. A year later we were married. A year after that we had our first daughter. Two years forward we had our second daughter. Today, it has been five years since we were married, and though a lot has happened I am excited about what the future holds for us. As a family, as lovers and as friends.
Thank you, my love, for the great memories, beautiful daughters and life we have together. Happy anniversary with many more to come.