First shoot of 2009

I am happy to report that I got my lazy butt out of the house to go shoot at one of my favorite locations in FL, Big Talbot Island SP. We have been having some really strange weather with record highs and cool nights. When the ambient temperature and dew points collide there's FOG! We don't have very many foggy mornings here in Jacksonville, so I was excited. Yesterday the fog lasted well past 10 AM...could I be so lucky again? Well......the alarm rang at 5 AM and I was on the road by 6, things looked promising. As I crossed the Dames Point Bridge and headed out Hecksher Drive, I could see that I was going to be disappointed. Boo. It was cloudy but no fog, it did not get cold enough. But the morning was peaceful on the beach. Please be aware that the main beach entrance is blocked so you have to find your own way to the beach.

I felt a little strange in that I had a lot of trouble "seeing" anything. I was listening the previous night to a podcast by Brooks Jenson on creativity, or the lack thereof, and how he sometimes suffers from a creative block, so he just sits in his car and reads and drinks coffee while his friend photographs. (click here and navigate to LW0463: The Rhythm of Creativity). Well that story stuck in my brain and I kept asking myself, "maybe this is going to be one of those mornings..." Bad idea. I was convinced that I got nothing, I'll let you be the judge of that. I did let the images "age" on the memory cards for a few days before processing.

On the lookout for the next foggy morning in Jacksonville.

Big Talbot not so foggy morning gallery.