12 days in the sunshine state.

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Richard Peters, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. I had originally planned on doing a full write up on my blog for my trip to Florida but as the photo ops and weather were not as good as I had hoped I didn't come back with the shots I had in mind. However I'm going back out at the end of November so will save my big write up for after that. In the meantime here is a summary on my first visit :smile:

    Between not having the right kit (no tripod for long exposures, and only using a 2x with the 70-200) and hurricane Ike I did my best...

    Of course, a shot on the way out has to be done!
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    One of a very few amount of shots that were sharp with the 2x.
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    Hurricane Ike ruining the weather!
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    But not for the whole trip...
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    Although even the Piers were a no go once the sun came out! ALL the beaches were wrecked, seaweed piles 3 foot high were everywhere and also smashed crab fishing boxes!
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    I hate spiders, you can't see his fangs here but they were big.
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    Couple of shots from the Everglades (the weather and the time of year dictated not much wildlife, should be MUCH better when I go back I've been told).
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    One of the other few sharp 2x TC shots.
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    VERY grateful the D3 & 70-200 are weather sealed to an extent when we were caught in a very heavy rain shower out on an airboat in the middle of the Everglades!
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    mmmm cheerleaders...I have a 6 shot pano taken from inside the stadium that looks amazing but I haven't finished PP it yet. And I'm at work now.
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    Sunset from Key West, this was the day after the evacuation for the Keys was called off and tourists were allowed back. That chunk of land on the right is a residentual island...get your money out!!!
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    Street performer at Key West, taken the day tourists were allowed back to the Keys, so it was pretty empty. This was in *** evening, sky was so dull we couldn't even see where the sun had set.
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  3. Grab shot through the windscreen heading back towards Miami from South Beach.
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    And a shot on the way home.
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    So there we have it, I have more shots but to be honest most are just nice to remind me of the trip. So, although not really what I was hoping for, the next trip 'should' be far more successful so I'm not too worried! 1 month and 20 days and counting :D
    AMAZING place though, it was worth it just to see an Alligator with babies in the wild!
     
  4. I see you took a tour ride at the Everglades. How was it?
    Very nice series...Lived in Miami for 2 years. I get to drive to Miami onces every other year...:smile:
     
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    Banana Spider, quite harmless and very beautiful. I have a neighbor from South Africa, big dude. Fought the Cubans in Angola. He ran into one of those spiders while mowing his lawn. Cried like a baby. Scared him to death. I did have to laugh :biggrin:
    Nice photos, the Glades and Keys are a wonderful part of Florida.....now Miami :rolleyes:
     
  6. Nice set Richard, considering what Mother Nature dealt you. I love the second shot.
     
  7. Gandalf

    Gandalf

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    Arkansas
    Nice shots! I really enjoyed these!
     
  8. bikersam717

    bikersam717

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    Sonora, Ca
    Lovely shots. I love Florida.