In no particular order, here we go...
|Nikon D3 w/ 28-105mm @60mm - f/16, 30sec, ISO 200|
|Nikon D3 w/ 70-200mm @70mm - f/8, 1/2000th, ISO 800|
|Nikon D3 w/ 300mm + TC17 - f/4.8, 1/800th, ISO 800|
An ICW must for us was to find the wild horses that inhabit only a select few areas. We found 3 at Cumberland Island, just north of the Florida border. Some may say it is just a horse, but to know that even a few are living wild, makes the world a slightly better place.
|Nikon D3 w/ 70-200mm @150mm - f/8, 1/160th, ISO 200|
You will rarely see me take a picture that is as candid as this. This was a wedding party that had come to see the Nurse sharks at Compass Cay Marina, where we were staying. It was actually the wedding photographer fussing over this shot that made me pull my camera out of the bag. Oh well, it's my cross to bear.
This trip was many years in the making. The planning actually started long before Macara was even born. Now, I could not imagine this trip without her. She has grown so much, physically and socially. Here she was having no problem hanging out with the big girls and telling them all that she knew about sharks.
|Nikon D200 w/ 16mm fisheye - f/9, 1/250th, ISO 200|
Did somebody say sharks? Yep, I love 'em!!! It was Kerri's and my love of diving that introduced us to the Bahamas. It was the sharks, the rays and the turtles that kept us coming back over and over again. It was these dive trips that planted the seed for this sabbatical. This is my 'bucket list' shot. An adult Tiger shark up close and personal. No cage. Clear, warm water. It doesn't get any better than this. Check out our You Tube channel if you can't quite figure out how close she is.
|Nikon D200 w/ 12-24mm @12mm - f/8. 1/250th, ISO 200|
Yes, more diving would have been nice. That is always the case. But, any less snorkelling would have been a crime. Sharing our love of the ocean with this beautiful little girl, priceless.
|Nikon D200 w/ 12-24mm @18mm - f/4, 1/250th, ISO 200|
Thunderball Grotto of James Bond fame with my daughter and my parents. We had the place to ourselves. A day that I will never forget.
|Nikon D3 w/ 70-200mm @78mm - f/9, 1/800th, ISO 200|
We didn't spend all our time in the water. There were a few nice beaches to see.
|Nikon D3 w/ 70-200mm @70mm - f8, 1/640th, ISO 200|
What can I say, the girl loves to fish.
|Nikon D200 w/ 12-24mm @12mm - f/8, 1/250th, ISO 200|
I like to lobster. It's easier to get good pictures of them inside the marine park. Unfortunately, you can't take these ones home for dinner.
Who's kidding who? You knew there was never a chance that I could wrap this up at just 10 pictures. Let's keep going...
|Nikon D3 w/ 28-105mm @56mm - f/8, 1/320th, ISO 200|
Getting dinner prepared fresh, dockside. I miss conch salad a lot. If anybody knows how to get conch (legally) in Canada, please let me know.
|Nikon D3 w/ 70-200mm @200mm - f/4.5, 1/100th, ISO 400|
The girls take a turn at checking the crab traps. Blue crabbing is fun and they are tasty.
|Nikon D3 w/ 70-200mm @110mm - f/8, 1/200th, ISO 200|
All that clean living is good for you.
|Nikon D3 w/ 16mm fisheye - f/8, 1/30th, ISO 200|
Hold on a second!!! That beer barely made it to March. It wasn't all clean living. I am pretty proud of that packing job though. Eighteen cases of beer in the engine room, not bad if I say so myself. There was another 12 cases elsewhere and some wine and some rum and some whiskey. No wonder we had such a good time.
|Canon SX30 IS - f/4, 1/800, ISO 160|
More of that less than healthy living, but damn they look happy. This was life under the tree for over a month on Chat 'n Chill beach. You'll notice Macara is nowhere to be seen. There were kids in Georgetown. Image compliments of Julie.
|Nikon D3 w/ 70-200mm @70mm - f/7.1, 1/250th, ISO 200|
She's a good kid with a ton of stories to tell.
I started writing hoping to be able to chose just ten images. No dice, but I couldn't change the title. Top Sixteen Pictures just didn't sound right. There are a lot more images in our Photo Gallery, not to mention the videos on our YouTube channel. Someday, I will sit down and figure out just how many pictures I took on the trip. Not enough, but you get the idea, we had fun.
More to the fact that I don't take candid photos. We met a lot of great people over the year that you don't see here. If we tipped a glass with you in the last 12 months, I hope that you are doing well. May our wakes cross again someday. Cheers!