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Traveling with a limited kit - Florida

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by nstelemark, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I decided not to take a big kit with me to Florida. There are certainly some shots I won't get but I decided simplicity would be better.

    All these are shot with the EM-1 and PL25 or 12-60SWD.


    So we left our two dogs at home to go and visit our kids who are training in florida:

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    Our dogs are not impressed!

    We are staying on the Atlantic coast in Florida:

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    Right on the beach:

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    Royal Terns
     
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  2. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    A few obligatory I was here photos:

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    I like the fog effect but I am glad I did not shoot much of it. The fog is salt spray due to the wind. I can't imagine this is good for any gear, sealed or not.

    My wife on the beach:

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    And yes m43 can't do birds in flight what was I thinking:

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    Black Skimmer.

    And a few of the "Pelican Air Force":

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  3. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    The bag I am using for this trip is a Crumpler Haven (M). It really works well for traveling. I slip it into my backpack but most days I just carry the camera without anything.
     
  4. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Black Skimmers taking off in the morning:

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    By the Pool:

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    Pelicans at Sunset:

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  5. -Dan-

    -Dan- Mu-43 Regular

    56
    Sep 22, 2013
    Nice shots. You're in my back yard. :) Just about the road on A1A. If you're into birding ... visit the Viera Wetlands
     
  6. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I would not say I was into birding per se, and I certainly did not bring the right lens for that location! We might go and have a look just for fun though.
     
  7. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Skating by the beach:

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    Looking for dinner:

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  8. -Dan-

    -Dan- Mu-43 Regular

    56
    Sep 22, 2013
    Depending how long your're around, there's a rocket launch on Tuesday PM. Aside from the wetlands, check also out Sebastian Inlet, the Zoo, KSC, Port and rent kayaks at Honest John's.
    Now question of all questions; are your kids into flying planes or paddling :) ... if the later part, head over the draw bridge there and up that small barrier island. Good photo ops
     
  9. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Ding ding on #2 -

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    The boat lifts are cool

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    And I don't know why I keep trying, m43 just can't do birds in flight, especially with 4/3 lenses. Such a waste of time...

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    (Osprey)
     
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  10. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Veteran

    337
    Jun 16, 2013
    Denver
    MJ
    Nice shots. I think your birds in flight turned out quite nicely. :)
     
  11. LarryL

    LarryL Mu-43 Regular

    34
    Feb 6, 2014
    What lens are you using for the birds in flight images?
     
  12. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Thanks, I was pretty pleased with them. I was being facetious about not being able to shoot birds in flight of course!
     
  13. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Every shot except the first set is with the olympus 12-60 SWD. The first set was all shot with the PL 25.

    There is EXIF data on all the shots and they are all pretty much SOC JPEGs.
     
  14. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Piping Plover:

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    And a few Royal Terns:

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    Typical View at Honest John's:

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    And the sign:

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    I don't think that is John in the background, otherwise he is very well preserved!

    Thanks Dan for the tip about Honest John's. I would never have picked this location. The park islands are fantastic! Great place to kayak for a bit.
     
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  15. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Last installment - back to the frozen north in the middle of a winter blizzard... Oh well

    Tern in flight:

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    Pool tikis behind bars:

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    Thrusters:

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    CanadArm:

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    Paddling:

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  16. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Welcome home!

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  17. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    I know exactly how you feel, I was in Florida towards the beginning of this month and was thinking by the time we get back it should be nice decently warm weather. NOPE got back down to below freezing and even got a couple more snows... Great set of pictures though!
     
  18. -Dan-

    -Dan- Mu-43 Regular

    56
    Sep 22, 2013
    In case it makes you feel any better, temperatures tanked to below 50 overnight. :)
     
  19. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Yes my kids are complaining. Shoveling a few feet of snow trumps 50 F though :smile: .