On the beaches of Marco Island
Kurt and I went to Marco Island to capture the beauty of its beaches with our miniatures.
We set out for South Beach on a Monday, mid-afternoon, it was warm and sunny. We were fortunate not to have to contend with a crowd. The sand looked almost white and right on the edge of the surf there was a multitude of shells and mollusks .
Kurt had to deal with the glare on his camera screen and the heat but we don't want to complain about the heat, it's below zero back home.
The shells and the mollusks added some visual interest to the photo shoot. Kurt had a bunch of scenarios going. The colors were in the pastels, milky-creamy, very soft looking.
Tigertail Beach photo shoot was late afternoon on a cloudy, windy, stormy looking day. Kurt decided very quickly to quit trying to photograph the little lady tanning herself and pulled out instead a woman and her umbrella struggling against the wind, how fitting!
That day we almost lost the woman with her umbrella to a wave. Fortunately this isn't Sunset Beach and the waves were gentle enough to release her back to us.
A few day ago I videotaped Kurt attempting to photograph a miniature in front of a wild alligator in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Gainesville. Kurt took a sample shot of the gator to gage the distance and I have the impression that the gator thought that Kurt was a little too close!
If you have a chance, pull over to our booth at the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals (Bonita Springs, Florida): Saturday & Sunday, January 11 & 12 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Hope to see you there!