After reading my last post about our trip to Fort De Soto, Rich looked over at me with a sad face and said, “But you didn’t include my pictures of the crazy photographer!” I’ll share with my blog readers the conversation that ensued…
Jess: Did you send me those pictures?
Rich: No, I’ll do it right now. I made several images of you while you were photographing the sunrise.
Jess thought-bubble: He called them images, not photos or pictures! Who is this, and what did he do with my husband?
Rich: I took care with the composition and photographed you with the Great Blue Heron. It was my first of fall sighting of a crazy photographer!
Jess thought-bubble: It was his first of year sighting of the sunrise, too!
Rich: I may have over-exposed the sunrise but I captured your silhouette beautifully…
Jess: Well, I’ll have to include them on the next post!
So here you go. Here are two of Rich’s images of me. The first was from sunrise, when I spotted a Great Blue Heron wading in the water. As often happens when I get over to Fort De Soto for sunrise, there weren’t many clouds in the sky, so I wasn’t too thrilled with the images I was making. I waded out into the water, surprising Rich, who was still laughing at the fact that I was wearing my sweater on a hot September morning. It was windy, and cold! I squatted down in the water, getting myself soaked, and attempted to photograph the bird’s silhouette against the sunrise. I like his shot better than mine.
The other shot Rich shared with me was from the night before, when I photographed the sunset at North Beach. He allowed me to enhance his image with Nik Color Efex in order to bring out some detail in the shadows. I can still smell the salt air from that night as we lingered on the beach, watching the terns diving for fish. I can’t wait to go back!