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Kayaks and Cameras

Posted in General Photography with tags , , , , on January 4, 2010 by Jim

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Cameras and kayaks


Perhaps I’m just tired of walking.

Last year, on a visit to Myakka State Park, I rented a kayak to get closer to the hundreds of roseate spoonbills feeding along the river bank. Now, I have rented kayaks and even canoes there before, but somehow this time it was different. I don’t exactly know why – but the bug bit me. Perhaps it was the large groups of shore and wading birds – black necked-stilts, wood storks, great egrets, plovers, etc. – all along the banks of the Myakka presenting marvelous photo opportunities. I don’t really know why – but within two months I bought my own kayak and one for Carolyn.

Suddenly, a whole new world of photo opportunities has opened up. I’m no longer limited to the trails and side roads, but now can explore the marshes and spoil islands off the coast. Now if the weather will just cooperate a bit, I’m ready to go paddling again!

PS – just in case you are wondering, I purchased a Native Ultimate 12 – great, stable craft for photography!

New Photo Blog

Posted in Photography General with tags , , , , on September 23, 2008 by Jim

  Ok, for all of you who have been receiving my Photo newsletter (if not, go to my website at www.elusiveimage.net and sign up!), many have suggested that I create a Blog to more quickly reveal photo techniques, new and interesting equipment,  interviews with other photographers and interesting work that I run across. 

  Although I lean heavily toward nature and travel photography, I’m quite impressed with the work being done by the photographers over at www.strobist.blogspot.com.  Great learning center and highly recommended.  However, I began to wonder why nature photographers haven’t improved their work by practicing the techniques taught there, and then I ran across Frans Lanting who writes a column for Outdoor Photographer magazine.  Check out some of the great work he is doing at www.lanting.com.  I’m planning to apply the strobist techniques I’m learning to raise my photography to a new level!

  Ok, so on this blog I hope to create a journal of my journey to make better images, reveal new techniques and equipment, and to link to other photographers that are influencing my work.  Also, I intend to post journals during my many travels around the world well as display my travel images.  Hope you will be interested in following along!