A Firsthand Account of Amelia Island’s Historic Shrimping Industry
Over the past decade, we’ve had the great pleasure of capturing the beautiful and diverse stories of Amelia Island, FL for their Visitor’s Bureau. Many of those stories I’ll never forget, and this month’s adventure is definitely one of those memories that will linger for years to come.
As it is with any fishing story, the adventure began at daybreak as we gathered on the northern tip of Amelia Island to meet up with Captain Wilson and his historic wooden shrimp boat, Three Cees’s. Though the coast to both our north and south was largely clouded over, we were treated to a stunning sunrise over the marshy interior of the island.
This month, we had the pleasure of shooting two events for Amelia Island. The first, as hinted at above, was of the annual Amelia Island Wine Festival. The event boasts a great combination of top-shelf local wineries, as well as other award-winning regional and national vintners. The festival also featured fine cuisine from a variety of local restaurants, including a tasty and creative take on paella from the good folks at Espana.
This past Saturday we also had the pleasure of shooting the above wild mushroom and spinach risotto an butter-poached shrimp entree from Bar Zin Bistro and Wine Bar. As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper! Enjoy!