This year we have enjoyed doing several photo trips with other photographers, so after the last trip with the “gang” at Fisheating Creek we decided we wanted to do it again, but where? Since Clyde wanted to photograph Movie Dome with water in it, we decided to meet there for another photo adventure together.
Once we all got inside the dome we spread out to find
our own photographic locations.
and speaking of wildlife…Elam and his son, Nick, showed up to do some filming of Clyde.
I set my camera on my tripod, set the timer and then
ran so I could be in the picture with the gang too…I missed it! Running through water
is neither graceful or something an old fart like me can do, so Julie said
she’d try and her result was both graceful and accomplished! See image below…
Rick studying a scene
The sun finally got too high in the sky, the contrast was to great, we
had to stop photographing and head back to our vehicles.
With everyone out of the swamp our next decision was where to go for lunch…BUT…it never fails when you get a bunch of photographers together, technical information abounds and the discussions never cease. And so, the discussions began, then went on and on and on…FINALLY we took off for lunch…
It is a amazing the joy these guys get out of that kind of conversation. It is just fun watching the animation in their faces while they talk with such love about the technical this and technical that!
At a certain point I give up…give me talk about sunsets, soft breezes and swaying palms and I can listen forever…
And so I left them to their particular joy and walked around photographing the picnic area:
The Everglades National Park recently had a controlled burn in the area. The trunks of the trees were still black and the new grass was coming up. With back-lighting the scene looked wonderful..even though you can see the road to the campgrounds in the background.
After awhile we all decided to take off for a quick look at the Payhayokee boardwalk. It is a great place for summer storms, but this day was without impressive clouds, so we all just wanted to take a look for future reference.
photos by Niki, Kevin, Julie & Rick
Clyde Butcher www.clydebutcher.com
Kevin Barrier www.kevinWbarrier.com
John Brady www.timeandlight.com
Rick Cruz www.rickcruz.com
Jeff Ripple www.jeffripple.com
Elam Stoltzfus www.liveoakproductiongroup.com