Celebrating America’s Independence with the Firework’s Bang
After a warm summer day filled with hot dogs and watermelon, parades and performances; Americans gather together en mass along lakeside beaches, municipal sports fields and picturesque river fronts in anxious anticipation of the booming barrage to come. As the last tendrils of daylight blend into the growing blue-black expanse of twilight, a single, solitary flare blazes a vertical trail into the sky, signaling the start of the fireworks display.
Sun, Rain and a Hearty Helping of Lightning along Jacksonville’s Scenic A1A
Rumor had it that a very rare unicorn-level car, the 10 million dollar Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, was headed our way as part of the Gold Rush Rally that we posted about earlier today. So, after finishing up photos at the Ritz-Carlton, we headed south on A1A, to the spot where we had begun our afternoon. We never did get to see the car, but what we did get to see was just as amazing.
As families and friends come together to enjoy a long weekend on the eve of summer, we stop to remember those who have died defending the cause of freedom near and far. In total, over 1,354,000 soldiers have fallen in service of this worthy cause. And today, as we enjoy the comforts these men and women have purchased with their lives, we pause to honor them and pray for those whom they left behind.
As we returned to blogging after a little, itty-bitty break of about 2 years, I realized that we were rapidly approaching our 500th post. I was a bit surprised – so much so that I had to go back and count, but sure enough this post is #500! So, what do you do with such a milestone? You create some unique content for your loyal followers.
Fine Art Photography from the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
It has been a supreme honor to be the official photographer of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance over the last several years – and something we hope to do for many years to come. Each year, we compile a talented team of automotive photographers to capture the spectacle that is the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – and this year was no exception. The team did an exceptional job covering the event and we certainly could not do it without them.