Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In this situation, I looked for, and found, a vantage point about half as high as the lighthouse thus giving me a more pleasing angle to shoot from. This vantage point was the second floor porch of the Hemingway House Museum. I must admit, in all honesty, that this was a deciding factor in my decision to purchase a ticket. I think it was worth it. I positioned myself so that palm trees would frame my subject adding more interest to the shot.
Posted by GStotts at 1:41 PM
Sunday, December 12, 2010
There are approximately 60 cats on the property all related to Snowball, the first cat owned by Hemingway and his then wife, Pauline. The cat was a gift from a visiting sea captain. Snowball had six toes. Several cats currently on the property have six toes as the trait has been passed down with each generation.
I processed this image with Nik Silver Efx Pro and used the Holga preset. This is one of my favorite images from the trip.
Posted by GStotts at 8:00 PM
Truman spent a lot of time in Florida and created the Little White House as a winter office of the presidency.
Posted by GStotts at 7:50 PM
I made this image late in the day after parking in a nearby apartment complex. I was attracted by the stunning light reaching the buildings beyond the palm trees and the plants rooted in the shallow water below. This image was made on tripod using the camera's timer to assure a steady shot.
Posted by GStotts at 7:27 PM