Imagine if you are the conductor of a freight train and cruising along with not much going on and maybe even bored with the day’s monotonous clanking of the wheels. You suddenly take a glance down the track and you see a sight that is quite the contrary to any you’ve seen the last few hours and for that matter in the ten years you’ve been on the job.
Seeing how this week we have our first named tropical storm, Alex, I thought I would mark the occasion by posting an image shot during Hurricane Hugo. For those who may not remember the specifics, Hugo reached category 5 status in September of 1989 and struck various Caribbean islands and eventually made it’s way into South Carolina leaving in its wake a massive path of destruction.
(Because of recent trips to the Bahamas and South Carolina Picture of the Week has been on hold . . . we now resume.) Great Isaac is a tiny rock island in the Bahamas with a lighthouse and a few abandoned buildings. The closest inhabited island to Great Isaac is Bimini, which lies 22 miles to the south. Flocks of terns and sea gulls, besides small reptiles, are the only living species on the island. The surrounding waters are beautiful and full of fish, perfect for diving and spear fishing.
6/7/10: A quick summation of this week’s Picture of the Week. I’ll be joining these boys in the Bahamas for the rest of the week and there’s a good chance that by the time you read this I’ve already dove in and I’m hunting for lobsters! I am going to try my best to keep posting PoW over the next couple of months but I can’t promise. Summer is here and I’ve got me a new pair of ‘traveling shoes’ to wear-in. Any one tired of all the BS the world keeps throwing at us is welcome to join me.… Continue reading
6/2/10: “Side by Side”, that’s the title of this week’s Picture of the Week. I selected this image to signify the beginning of summer after this Memorial Day weekend. (Sorry to my Southern Hemisphere friends). Many of you as I am are feeling the pain of a sunburn after a long weekend of beach side/pool side/lake side frolicking. It’s not an easy day today to get back in the swing of work or to finish up with final exams of another school year. However, once this week is done summer begins in earnest and I suggest you invite your partner,… Continue reading
So what makes a school of mullet swim at a frantic pace and jump out of the water? Well, I might have one answer. It was a beautiful September afternoon at Reef Road in Palm Beach, Florida that saw glassy four foot waves rolling in and a plethora of surfers maneuvering to ride them. The conditions were excellent for water photography and with water housing in hand and fins on feet I swam out to capture some of the action. As the afternoon rolled on I began to notice large black shadows moving underneath the surface of the water, which… Continue reading