school of tarpon fish swimming underwater

It was a calm, cool and beautiful afternoon and a full moon would be rising in a couple of hours. I decided I would set up a shot of the rising moon with an idea I had in mind. The winds were out of the west, which meant incoming jets to Palm Beach International would be approaching from the east and in-line with a big orange moon. Furthermore this time of year large flocks of turkey vultures congregate on the mangrove islands that lie between West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. At times when the wind is moderate to high… Continue reading 

My boards were on public display for the first time and I could not have selected a more appropriate venue than the annual Surf Expo. Held every January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida the Surf Expo is where the surf industry gathers to display the latest in surf and beach apparel, surfboards, stand up paddleboards, skateboards, art, accessories and more items than you can imagine coming from the ocean and the youth culture. Ricky Carroll of R&D Surf Inc. provided floor space at his booth that included surfboards from five shapers. Using custom made steel stands… Continue reading 

snowboarders

For nearly nine months I have selected and written about an existing image of mine on a weekly basis. For me it’s been fun reminiscing on both old and new images. I never knew until Monday morning (sometimes Tuesday depending on my Sundays!) what would inspire me in my selection and writing. I did though want to make it interesting and inspirational to the viewer.

silhouetted men posing

Five fingers, five guys wearing hats, carrying sticks and looking cool. There’s but one thing to do, take a picture! I was hitch hiking through the Republic of Transkei, a homeland area for the Xhosa speaking people within South Africa, when I came across these guys who wanted nothing more than to show off for the camera, though others may think differently.

snow blizzard

This week’s picture of the week was a no brainier. Today I woke up at 6 a.m. and the air temperature was 29 degrees with a wind chill of 10 degrees (that’s Fahrenheit!). I know, I was outside watering the plants so they wouldn’t freeze. But as cold as it was here in South Florida we were still better off than most everywhere except Hawaii and Southern California. So I guess most of you looking at this picture can relate. By the way, the picture was made in Jonesborough, Tennessee during a blizzard and it was a lot more fun… Continue reading 

marathon runners

This past weekend the 7th annual Palm Beach Marathon was held. I did not run in it nor did I photographed it. However in years past I have taken photos of it including this one of the lead pack. I used a Hasselblad X-Pan camera which, for those unfamiliar with it, is an older film camera made to shoot panoramic images. I loved that camera and I’m real sorry I sold it a while back when the photography world was turning digital.