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Long time no blog

May 06, 2016  •  1 Comment

Yup, it's really me.  Once again I have neglected to share pics with my non-facebook friends.  Since you last heard form me, I have been working on establishing myself as a Real Estate Photographer.  Here is my real estate website http://www.321realestatephotos.com/

I don't get out for nature photography as much as I used to, I have to concentrate on making a living for a while. 

 

Here is a sample of what I have been up since my last post

 


Surfing 365 for the Homeless

November 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday I had the pleasure of documenting the 365th consecutive day of surfing of Eddie Gelles.  Eddie is a Cocoa Beach resident who decided on his 50th birthday last year to start a project of surfing every day for a year to raise awareness and donations for the Daily Bread soup kitchen in Melbourne.  Eddie had support from some friends in the local surf community to help keep it fun and keep him motivated.  Yesterday the waves weren't great and it was cold and windy, but they came together to surf and support their friend on his 365th day.  The plans for today, day 366, Eddie's 51st birthday, was not to rest but to once again surf with friends.  Well done, Eddie and Happy Birthday!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surfing-365-for-the-Homeless/1418100898406795?sk=timeline 

 


10-17-2014 Jetty Park Surfers

November 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Winter has arrived in Florida.  Of course that means 50 degrees here, not freezing.  It was a chilly rainy day, so I stayed in and remembered that I had an entire surf session that I had never processed.  So, here are the pictures from Jetty Park on 10-17-2014.  There was a little swell from distant Hurricane Gonzalo and some of the Core Surf boys were at Jetty Park.


Veteran's Day 2014

November 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Today is the day we honor all of those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.  Hopefully everyone appreciates them for their service all year round.  I went to the Merritt Island, FL, Veterans Memorial Center, with family Vets Bill Burch and the other Paul Cooper. They held a nice ceremony with a few good speakers and finished up with the dedication of a new Afghanistan Memorial.  

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Chris Burkard Workshop

November 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday I attended a photography workshop.  This is something that I thought I would never do, since they cost a lot of money and generally only teach you things you can learn on your own if you are motivated enough.  The situation changed for me when I saw that one of my favorite photographers would be having a workshop in New Smyrna Beach, an hour drive from my home.  

Chris Burkard http://www.chrisburkard.com/ came onto my radar when he released a video of surfing in Iceland http://youtu.be/cBJyo0tgLnw.  In the past year, my photography has been highly concentrated on both surfing and Iceland, but never together.  Chris' passion to go to extreme locations and his ability to get his work in front of people who want to see it inspire me.  I did not want to go to a his workshop to have him show me how he takes his pictures, but to learn more about how plans his projects and manages his photography career.  I was not disappointed, as Chris was very generous with information and determined to work personal one on one time with each participant to make sure they got what they needed out of the experience.  I may never attend another workshop, but I am very glad that I did attend this one.  

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