Big Talbot Island: Snails, Sunrise and Storms – Oh My!

A Wet and Wild Morning on Big Talbot Island

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So…  Sometimes things don’t quite go as planned.  This morning, and old friend and I headed out to shoot some of the amazing driftwood on the northern coast of Big Talbot Island.  This great little chunk of shore just a stone’s throw from Amelia Island, provides a great location for some unique scenic photography – something that’s a bit different than the uninterrupted golden sands that line the majority of Florida’s coast.  Prior to leaving, I had checked both the weather forecast, as well as the aviation weather conditions (they provide more detail on current conditions than your typical weather app).  Both looked promising, with no precipitation in the forecast until almost lunch time.  So, cameras and tripods in hand – and a good hour and a half before sunrise – we set out along the shore, walking about a mile to this wild piece of Old Florida.   The first hour or so of shooting went great – allowing us to experiment with long exposures and a variety of angles while trying our hardest to ignore the gnats.  As night reluctantly gave way to day, we even spotted a water spout (below), as it hugged the Amelia Island coast ahead of a small patch of rain.  The patch wouldn’t stay small…

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Soon, the little clump of rain became a more defined line – with the weather sticking to our North, and working its way inland.  In my infinite wisdom, despite the storm cutting off our exit, I thought it would be best to keep shooting and let the storm pass.  That was, until it decided to pass overhead.   Within a matter of only a few minutes, the skies opened up all around us – the storm having increased in size and intensity at a surprising rate.  Thankfully, I always carry a trash bag in my camera bag for just such an occasion, so while I enjoyed a 45 minute tropical shower, my cameras stayed high and dry in my not-so-chic emergency rain solution.    By the time we got back to the car, storms were popping left and right, including a massive shelf-clouded storm over Jacksonville, offering us some good photo ops as we made our way back to town.

And, as a bit of an extra – above is a video of the Monday commute for a troupe of snails.  Just before the rain, I had noticed that many of the felled pieces of driftwood were covered in these lime-green colored snails.  At first, I thought the snails were stationary, but as I started snapping some long exposures, I realized they were on the move (undoubtedly seeking cover for the impending deluge as I, too, should have been).  But, throwing caution to the wind, I took this time lapse video of these fascinating little creatures for your enjoyment.  The clip is about 20 seconds and represents about 10 minutes of movement.

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A Night to Remember: A Vibrant Amelia Island Evening

Amelia Island Shows Her True Colors Yet Again

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This weekend, Bryn and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary – and naturally, we thought, what better place to celebrate, than Amelia Island.  So, we grabbed the cameras (just in case), hopped in the car, and set off for a romantic dinner for two.  Needless to say, it was a good thing the cameras came along, as it seemed nature wanted to put on a rather grand show.  Even before we got to Amelia Island proper, we stopped just shy of the causeway that connects Big Talbot Island to Amelia Island, our interest piqued by birds that were relaxing in the broad, shallow pond along the edge of the Nassau Sound.  We were surprised to find not only a flock of spoonbills, but also the more elusive white pelicans.  Add to that ducks, egrets and other wading birds, and you had a veritable cornucopia of winged fauna.  Our birding appetite satisfied, we headed onto the island for dinner…

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…But, as providence would have it, the thunderstorms off to the west of Amelia Island transitioned from grey and ominous clouds to a pastel collection of oranges, purples, reds and blues as the fleeting rays of the setting sun lit the storms’ anvils on fire.  It made for a truly stunning site, and one we just couldn’t pass up!  So, now on Amelia Island, we ventured out toward the marina and found a spot among the marsh grass to capture the last few moments of light.  Our impromptu photo shoot complete, we finally settled down for dinner at about 8:30 at the wonderful Cafe Karibo.

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As it turns out, there was a theme to our night – namely shrimp.  The spoonbills we first encountered have wings tinted pink due to their diet of shrimp.  Likewise was the obvious connection between shrimp and shrimp boats, and finally, our delicious dinner of shrimp and grits from Cafe Karibo.   Hope I don’t turn any more pink…

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A Night to Remember: A Vibrant Amelia Island Evening

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Across the River: An AVIS Mini-Shoot with the 2016 Ford Fusion

Exploring the Southeast in a 2016 Ford Fusion

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Last month, we had the pleasure of photographing another vehicle for our friends at Avis – this time a 2016 Ford Fusion.   It was a bit less epic than our 5,600-mile western adventure in a 328i, but with a big blue building, a trip on a ferry, and stunning sunset to boot, I certainly can’t complain!

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Our trip with the 2016 Ford Focus included a quick overnight in Atlanta, where I stumbled upon (and may have shopped a bit in) an Ikea.  Once back in Jacksonville, we took to some of my favorite shooting areas on a pretty dreary afternoon.  As day gave way to night, we crossed the St Johns River, at historic Mayport, using the ever-faithful St Johns River Ferry – en route to our favorite little coastal hammock, Amelia Island.   We arrived along the Amelia River just in time for a great sunset, framed by one of the many shrimp boats that helped to put Amelia Island on the map.  All in all, we logged over 700 miles and averages an impressive 34 MPG.

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Michele & Gio’s Awesome Amelia Island Vow Renewal

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On a warm but breezy Amelia Island evening, we had the pleasure of being a part of Michele and Gio’s special vow renewal along the glistening shores of the Atlantic Ocean.  Ten years ago, the couple said I-do along the same stretch of beach, and with a decade’s time came the blessing of three wonderful children and many, many fond memories.   Congrats Michele and Gio – here’s to a lifetime of love, joy and happiness!

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Michele & Gio’s Awesome Amelia Island Vow Renewal

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Bonus Gallery – The Emblems of the 2015 Amelia Concours

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Well, I think we’ve finally recovered from our shoot-packed schedule at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – and that means a special gallery for you!  I’ve got this habit (as does photogs Linc and Chuck) of collecting automotive emblem photos whenever we happen upon something unique – and when you’re at a place like the Amelia Concours, it’s easy to tick off a wide variety of emblems that you will likely never see out in ‘the wild’.  Below is a small collection of our favorites from this year, including the Mercedes emblem on the rear of Sir Stirling Moss’ famous 722.
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Car Crazy! 2015 Amelia Concours – March 15 Highlights Gallery – The Big Event!

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The big day has finally arrived!  The 20th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is officially in the books – and what a wonderful event it was! With over 300 vehicles in this year’s show, the sheer number of unique and notable world-class vehicles is a sight to be seen.  This year the folks at the Concours offered up a wide range of classes for every taste, from the Cars of the Cowboys (below) to a special class of 26 cars Stirling Moss raced throughout his amazing career.  Whether you love the raw sound of vintage racers or the sublime custom coachwork of early century luxury cars, the Amelia Concours has it all.  The afternoon wrapped up with over 100 awards, capped by the best of show awards (above), with Best of show Concours d’Elegance going to the 1930 Cord L29 Brooks Stevens Speedster, owned by Ed Schoenthaler – and Best of Show Concours de Sport going to the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider owned by David Sydorick.
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ar Crazy! 2015 Amelia Concours – March 15 Highlights Gallery – The Big Event!

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Car Crazy! 2015 Amelia Concours – March 14 Highlights Gallery

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Day three of the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was another amazing spectacle for any automotive enthusiast! We spent the morning at Cars and Coffee – an event that seemingly grows exponentially every year – and included the unveiling of the Galpin Fisker Rocket which we had the pleasure of experiencing first hand on a mini photo-shoot (below). The car is a true piece of America Muscle – turned up to 11 – with the throaty growl of the 725HP V8 making known that this isn’t your ordinary Mustang.  The day also included a very special photo shoot with Sir Stirling Moss among 24 cars that he has personally raced during his storied career – it was truly a once in a lifetime experience!  So far so good – we hope to continue each day to post a small gallery of the day’s highlights for your viewing pleasure.
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Car Crazy! 2015 Amelia Concours – March 14 Highlights Gallery

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