Category: Weekly Winners

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Without pier

The weather was gorgeous this week. Cool temps, cerulean blue skies, and wide open spaces. I took an afternoon and spent some time on the Okaloosa Island Pier and surrounding beaches near Fort Walton Beach. Fishermen (and women) were out casting for trout, and pelicans and herons were fishing for leftovers. The birds were huge, ...

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Setting sun

It's been a long while since I've taken the opportunity to watch and photograph a sunset. I'm a little biased, but I think sunsets at the beach are especially spectacular. Here is a series of shots taken during a recent gloaming. Other than adding a watermark and resizing, these shots are all Straight Out of ...

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In and up

Walked around downtown Pensacola this weekend, taking in some of the interesting architecture along Palafox and Garden... looking in and up. (Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4) For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream. More Weekly Winners photo ...

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Rust and iron

Spent some time around train tracks this weekend near Mossy Head, FL. There is something very appealing to me about rust and iron. (Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4) For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream. More Weekly ...

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Distracted

Saturday morning I woke from a dream crying. I couldn't remember the details of the dream, but the rest of the day I felt, well... unsettled, and on the verge of more tears. I tried to distract myself by going out for my usual weekend photo walk, but all it did was illustrate how preoccupied ...

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Eden Garden

I spent Saturday morning wandering around Eden Gardens State Park at Washington Point in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Wesley House, the 110-year-old estate, is still impeccably maintained and features a reflecting pool, majestic oaks draped in Spanish moss, and in the spring, a garden with hundreds of azaleas, roses and camellia in bloom. (Photos shot ...

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Country wedding

I attended my niece’s wedding this weekend. It was a simple and sweet ceremony uniting two young people who were so obviously smitten with each other. The bride wore white, and pale blue Keds painted with fireflies. She carried a bouquet of yellow paper flowers with coordinating button buds. The groom wore a black tux ...

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Town and country

I live in a small town that hugs the leeward shore of Choctawhatchee Bay. Between my nice community and the vast Gulf of Mexico is a popular tourist destination. A two-lane, 3.6 mile bridge literally divides town from country. Where towering condos obscure most of the coastline from the highway running through the city, the ...

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Middle of nowhere

I have a deep, and abiding love for the natural resources around me, and whenever possible take advantage of the trails and parks for some much needed peace and quiet. While the beaches here are amazing, they can be a little too crowded for me, even this time of year. Yet, I have found a ...