Friday, October 29, 2010

COCA Photofest 2010

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Now that I am printing more photos, I'm submitting entries to more shows.  One prestigious local show is the Tallahassee/Leon County Council on Culture and Arts' Photofest that shows at the Artport Gallery (TLH Regional Airport) every winter holiday season.  Two of my three entries were juried into this year's show as 12 by 18 inch framed prints.  The show runs from November 14th through Jan 7th, with the public reception event on November 18th.  If you are local, check it out.  Here are my two images showing in Photofest 2010.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wakulla Springs Lodge -- Photo Doors

Four of my Wakulla Springs images grace a panel in four old cypress doors formerly used in the Lodge. My client, who has many fond memories of Wakulla Springs as a child, bought the doors years ago at an auction and recently built them into her new home as a wall in her foyer. The photos are printed on canvas and mounted over the single pine panel at the top of each door.  Originally the doors were painted, so, when stripped, the light yellow pine panels stood out oddly against the redder cypress - so she came up with the idea of adding the photos.  Cool idea! And well executed!

 She wanted images of the Lodge rather than wildlife.  Some of the images I made just for this project.  It re-opened my eyes to the beauty (and photogenic quality) of this historic building.

Saturday, October 09, 2010


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David Moynahan's photo of Black Skimmers landing at sunrise at Mashes Sands graces the cover (and September) of this beautiful new calendar.  

The Florida Forever 2011 Conservation Photography Calendar measures 9-by-13 inches (32pp.) and is available locally in the Tallahassee area directly from David Moynahan (email: and at Native Nurseries. And for those needing to mail order it, contact the University Press of Florida ( | 800.226.3822).  The cost is $15.

Excerpts from the press release by Legacy Institute of Nature and Culture (LINC): 

FLORIDA FOREVER has been preserving natural Florida for more than two decades. Yet more than a million acres of sensitive land and water are still in desperate need of protection. This year, Florida’s leading conservation photographers have joined forces to showcase what remains to be saved. The lenses of Chad Anderson, Clyde Butcher, Will Dickey, Laurie Meehan-Elmer, John Moran, David Moynahan, Judd Patterson, Jeff Ripple, Mac Stone, James Valentine, Carlton Ward Jr. and Eric Zamora, reveal stunning vistas, endangered shorelines, and forests that could all-too-easily be replaced by houses, shopping malls and asphalt parking lots.

The calendar was created by LINC.  The mission of Legacy Institute for Nature & Culture is to raise awareness for natural environments and cultural legacies, educate about important connections between human societies and natural ecosystems, and promote conservation of natural heritage.  For more information, visit

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

National Geographic Recognition!

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Bivalve From Space

I just started submitting photos the National Geographic.  (They allow one photo per month.)  And I learned today that this September photo - Bivalve from Space, the Alien Scallop, Scallop from Another Galaxy, or any number of possible titles - was chosen in the Daily Dozen for September-Week 4.  This means it may show up in an upcoming National Geographic Magazine.  To see it at the National Geographic website - 
click the Daily Dozen tab, then choose September-Week 4, starting here:

And to think it was a "failed test photo".

It "failed" because the settings for ambient light were way off.  The sea grass was supposed to show up softly in the background. But the underexposure combined with bright flash (in a bag underwater) and the flecks of silt that we had stirred up came together to make this extraterrestrial delight. Nothing was altered here (except the viewer's perception).