Monthly Archives February 2010

The Diana Mini

February 10, 2010 Photography  No comments

I got my second roll from the Diana Mini developed yesterday.  MUCH better than the first roll (where I wasn’t paying attention and left it in bulb mode).  What a fun little camera!  I just love it!   I already have it loaded with another roll, but I’m going to try the half frame setting next (instead of square).  I wanted to share some of the shots with you….


Sunshine


Framed


Star


Accidental double exposure but I like it!

Seeing Double


Big Tree


Target Practice


Out Of Gas


Skunk Ape Research Center in Ochopee, FL…yes, I’m serious.  We’ve only ever gone into the gift shop, lol.

Skunky


I do know this is a double exposure, what I don’t know is why it’s rectangular and not square.

Happy Accident

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Burning Sugarcane

February 8, 2010 Photography  One comment

Every year they burn sugarcane right across the street from where we live before harvesting it.   In South Florida, near Lake Okeechobee, sugarcane is grown commercially for the production of crystal or “white” sugar.  In years past, sugarcane was hand-harvested, using cane knives. Conversion to mechanical harvesting began in the mid-1980s, and by 1993 the entire South Florida sugarcane crop was harvested mechanically.  Fields are burned immediately before harvest. The fires are rather scary, but only last a short time; a 40-acre field burns in 15-20 minutes. Burning is done only in the daytime (through a permitting process with the Florida Division of Forestry), and only when dispersal of the smoke by air currents causes minimum nuisance...

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Shark Valley, Everglades National Park

February 8, 2010 Wildlife Photography  No comments

This past Saturday we met up with a few other photographers at Shark Valley in the Everglades National Park and had a great time.   I shot photos with the Canon 50D and also the Canon AE-1 Program and Diana Mini (those photos have yet to be developed).  Here’s some of the shots from the 50D and Canon 100-400mm f4/5.6 USM IS L.


Taking A Stroll


Catbird


black vulture


I Got A Little Fishy


gator high walk


Lunch!



Anhinga babies, the first babies I’ve seen this year…they’re just so cute when they are little!

Anhinga Babies



Also we took a ride down Loop Road. The road conditions were horrible. You could still drive a car or truck down the road, but with the recent rains there was so much standing water and the road hasn’t been graded in a very long time...

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Shark Valley Meet Up

February 5, 2010 Photography  No comments

I’m heading out tomorrow morning to meet up with a group to go photograph Shark Valley in Everglades National Park.


If you’re interested in coming out, you can read more about the meet up HERE


Here’s a few shots from the last time I was there:



Shark Valley Gator


Open Wide


And my favorite shot is below…this is what it’s like in Shark Valley…gators lounging around as tourists walk through…


Do Alligators Prefer Red Heads?

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