An evening talk at ENP

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We never tire of telling folks about the beauty and mystery of the Everglades, so when the rangers at Flamingo asked if Clyde would give a presentation we gladly said yes! It was a great evening and we met many wonderful people who find the Everglades just as fascinating as we do.

Another day on Anhinga Trail

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It seems that every time we walk the Anhinga Trail there are three Blue Herons who have their “spot”….which works out very nicely for photographers! The great thing about herons is that they stay very still for long lengths of time, which allows for very sharp photographs. Or, as in Clyde’s case, the ability to use a large format camera!… Read More

Fog in the ‘Glades

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We woke to the silence of fog embracing the Everglades and headed out early toward Anhinga Trail, but when we reached the pines were were enthralled with how the fog moved through them and gave a feeling of mystery and depth. As we drove through the pines I looked back over my shoulder to see the sun coming up through… Read More

Snake Bite Trail

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It felt good to be riding a bike again. I wish their were more wilderness trails in our National Parks for bicycle riders. As for Snake Bite…well, we are talking mosquito heaven and riding a bike at least keeps you ahead of them! Clyde didn’t take his camera with him because the light wasn’t right, so we just had fun… Read More

New 11×14 view camera

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I have to drop back in time a bit in order to explain the story of Clyde’s new 11×14 view camera… We had taken the 12×20 view camera out west for Clyde’s America the Beautiful project. That camera weighs 40 pounds…and that does NOT include the weight of the lenses and the film! The lenses, film and tripod add another… Read More

Salt Marsh Grave Yard

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On this day Rick Cruz joined us as we began the day out in the grass photographing. As Clyde and Rick photographed I meandered around taking pictures of flowers. Once again I am amazed at the beauty of these wonderful creations. It reminds me of a quote I love: “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be… Read More

Movie Dome

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Another beautiful early morning with the mist gently rising off the grass. We headed out to Movie Dome. This is a Cypress Dome that the Park takes groups of folks into in order to explain the ecosystem of a dome. Eric had told us that the bromeliads were abundant in the dome, so Clyde decided to photograph it. We were… Read More

My first time on Anhinga Trail

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I was looking forward to seeing Anhinga Trail. Since I live in the Everglades/Big Cypress ecosystem, it may sound strange to say that I have never been on the most popular trail in the Everglades National Park! Clyde doesn’t photograph birds, so we never made it to this particular spot. However, for this project he wanted to see if he… Read More

Mahogany Tree

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We decided to beat the wind and woke up before the sun came up to ‘high-tale’ it out to the Mahogany Hammock Boardwalk. Normally, dawn is a very quiet time until the sun cracks the horizon, then the change in temperature creates wind. Clyde needed complete stillness in order to photograph the tree. The hammock is dark to begin with… Read More

Snakes and Orchids

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Today we took a spiritual journey with Eric and Katy Raits. They guided us into their favorite Cypress dome to share their place of peace with us. Several of the images in this blog were taken by Eric and Katy. The hike into the dome was absolutely glorious. We were surrounded by bromeliads in bloom. The bright red, purple and… Read More