First, Bob Thompson and I made a couple early morning fieldtrips to Mashes Sands and the Apalachicola National Forest. Inadequately prepared for the rain from the storms, I spent the first day dodging raindrops to get a few landscapes backdropped by great skies.
Next day, with equal rain chance, I was better prepared to get wet. And of course the sky was clear all morning. Bob knew of a small unnamed dirt road where he'd found some giant old live oaks. Unfortunately, clear weather means dappled light. This makes landscape shooting very challenging. Right off, I saw a backlit grapeleaf rimmed with lovely water droplets. That started me looking at the little things -- mushrooms, resurrection ferns, bark patterns -- which are easier to photograph under sunny skies.
|Springwater flowing into Suwannee's tannic blackwater|
|John and I check out a cave in Blue Spring|