Gasparilla Island (on the west coast of Florida) has a population of over 12,000 Black Spiny-Tailed iguanas, an invasive species and a predator without any natural enemies. They can grow up to over 3 feet in length.
This guy was watching me from some nearby trees, and was skiddish enough for me to have to track him around the other side of a treeline.
The sun sets behind a treeline as a balmy Florida night begins.
The sun disappears below the treeline as a balmy Florida night begins.
One of my earlier shots, this one isn’t the most expertly-composed, but the feeling I got after opening it up in Photoshop and physically feeling the warmth that they image conveyed, it quickly became one of my favorites.
Good morning friends! Today I wanted to share a shot from last weekend I took from the Sarasota Bayfront, but also mention a creative choice I’ve made recently (which is entirely unconsequential to you guys), and that is to begin presenting my images in 16:9 widescreen format.
Photographers use several different formats depending on their photography style and equipment; Peter Lik uses an extreme panoramic ratio to accentuate the wide, sweeping view he has envisioned, while a photographer concentrating on shots for Instagram might crop using the 1:1 (square) format.
After doing some test crops, I feel the 16:9 format will lend itself well to my type of photography, which usually straddles the line between landscape and nature.
This shot is in 16:9 to get us started, I hope you guys have a great week!
I’ve been taking more and more black and white photos lately, and this one comes from my own backyard. I’ve been wanting to shoot this huge flower against my back fence for weeks before it goes away, as it does every year.
After I shot it, it didn’t convey my original feeling of awe, so I converted it to black and white during post-processing. I feel it has the sense I originally had now.
Can you tell what color the flower was?
Taken at a large lake outside of Sarasota, tall reeds and grasses grow near the shoreline.
Celery Fields is the highest natural point in Sarasota, and I can tell you it’s definitely strange to be so high in this flat state that is Florida. Taken at sunset, I felt this image translated better to what I saw in black and white.
Majestic condo units tower above the Sarasota Bayfront just before sunset.
Island Park, a popular park on the bayfront, features an impressive dolphin fountain display set against many interesting backdrops, including downtown Sarasota, and from this angle, a waterfront hotel.
Dozens of boats occupy the docks on the Sarasota Bayfront as the sun sets and night approaches.