I remember waking up early Sunday morning. I had my usual mental struggle which doesn’t necessarily involve what I am going to eat or wear, but whether or not I should take photos. I am happy where I live, don’t get me wrong, but I am not usually very enthusiastic about taking pictures here in downtown Lake Worth. I am more comfortable in nature without the sound of horns, expletives, and police sirens.
The couple of hours prior to church doesn’t afford me the luxuery of taking photos. Sunday was an exception.
My brother called me on his way to the Lake Worth pier which is about 5 minutes from where I live. “Robby I am on my way to the pier – grab your camera”. The opportunity gave us time to catch up, laugh, and take some photos in between those moments.
I remember going to this very same place as a little boy. Fishing off the pier despite not having any clue what I was doing. I was more comfortable fishing at a lake or canal. It was more familiar.
This particular morning was busy and it was evident I was not going to be able to setup at the very end of the pier.
I am usually not a fan of having people in my landscape shots, but it really helps to give perspective here.
I find it fascinating how light dramatically changes a picture depending on your angle to the sun.
Here are two other photos from the pier.
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Yesterday morning was interesting. I was up at 5:00am and made coffee and quickly gathered my gear to take some photos. When I arrived at the beach the only visible lights were on the pier; otherwise the sky was dark. As my my eyes adjusted I noticed something approximately 20 feet in front of me. I assumed it was a patch of seaweed. As the sun was rising it became evident the vegetation, rocks, etc. was actually someone who was sleeping on the beach.
And I thought I would be the first one on the scene?
My goal was to take shots without any people in it. How did that work out up ask? In utter failure!
Instead the result was the following:
1. Sleeping person
2. Couple in the water
3. Man texting while holding a fishing pole
4. A boat which pulled close to the shore during the shot
All I was missing was a hot air balloon, blimp, :fill in the blank:
Maybe next time…
“The earth has music for those who listen.”
― George Santayana
I cannot think of greater music than what is heard while I am immersed in nature. I took this landscape on 11/13/14 at the Arthur R Marshall wildlife refuge during sunset. The little photo of myself was shot by my talented friend and fellow photographer Heather Green; her work can be seen @http://heathergreenphoto.com/
Found this interesting poster in a store window. I wonder who the person in the background was? Did he realize his photo was taken and if so how many years later it would be seen and further distributed in other photos such as mine?