Coquina Rock Sculpture

The coquina rocks at Washington Oaks Beach have all sorts of interesting patterns – from round holes to weathered layers. Depending on the tides the patterns are enhanced by the ocean. I wrote before of my friend, Court introducing me to seeing faces in nature, which is called pareidolia. Now I can’t stop finding them … [Read more…]

Washington Oaks Beach

We came to Florida for some winter photography. My husband grew up in Florida until he was 14 years old and I had only been there once to the Orlando area. We had signed up for a workshop on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, with our friend┬áLes Saucier,┬ábut also wanted to explore some other areas to … [Read more…]

Ice Melt

We only had about an hour and a half to photograph. The temperature was warming up fast and the snow was melting. The sun came out and it was getting very bright which makes it hard to photograph snow and ice. We knew that not much would be left by late afternoon when the angle … [Read more…]

Minimalist Ice

The real question in photography is what is the most important element – what draws the photographer into the scene? Looking at this issue from the other side, the question would be what don’t we need in the scene. When we see with our eyes, our brain cleans up the scene and automatically minimizes or … [Read more…]


This has been a fairly warm winter, but in mid-January, we finally got some snow. As it often happens around here in winter the roads are too dangerous to drive on when it snows, so we hunkered down for 2 days until it started to warm up. It had not been warm enough to freeze … [Read more…]