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Beach Places to Go 4

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 31 January 2008 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

One more in old Apalachicola; this time with a touch of vintageness to it. Here's a great ethnic restaurant (Peruvian/Carribbean) two blocks from the waterfront.

We were eating dinner there just before sunset, when I noticed this big river otter bounding from across the street, heading lickety split toward the river.

"Rats! I don't have my camera!" I cried.

Sometimes the best photos just happen unannounced, right in front of you.

So the moral of the story is:
Carry your camera with you everywhere, all the time.

KODAK CX4300 1/146 second F/3.5 ISO 100 8 mm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

haha,but hey looks like you've had a whale of a time!:)

31 Jan 2008 8:12am

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Nice B/W!

31 Jan 2008 9:51am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

How did I MISS THIS...I adore it!!!

31 Jan 2008 10:28am

Sharon from Brooklyn, United States

Great shot! I always carry my camera with me...but not before much convincing from my boyfriend. All it takes is one shot missed to make you "camera with me at all times" believer!

31 Jan 2008 12:54pm

alex centrella from fresno, United States

like the sepia tone effect..classic !

31 Jan 2008 1:04pm

From My Perspective from Hamburg, United States

very nice use of sepia .... that would have been a cool shot of the otter I am sure !

31 Jan 2008 1:53pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Love the sepia tones too... and I also try to always have my camera with me ;)

31 Jan 2008 2:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

There definitely is a sense of "true" vintageness with this photo with the window signage, pull down shades and projecting sign. Although the string of lights may be a 'giveaway.' :-)

Great composite!

31 Jan 2008 2:10pm

Wolfgang Prigge from Canada

You are right about the camera, and you are also right about the vintage look here, félicitations!

31 Jan 2008 2:14pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

What a fantasic combo of foods, sadly never tried either but just the thought of it sounds delicious.
The sepia treatment really gives a vintage look, a lovely shot.
My camera is always with me, (much to my son's embarrasment lol ) I learnt never to leave it at home, after missing some wonderful photo opportunities.

31 Jan 2008 3:59pm

Reza from Montreal, Canada

Like it in B&W.

31 Jan 2008 4:05pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

I have learned that lesson. A few times. :-)
Beautifully processed.

31 Jan 2008 4:42pm

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Amen to that!!!

31 Jan 2008 6:13pm

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Great B&W image.

31 Jan 2008 7:14pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Great processing - really sets a relaxed mood (which sounds like it goes with the place). Good lesson on having your camera - I know I don't want to always look like a tourist but I hate missing good shots!

31 Jan 2008 8:40pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I love the vintage look on this VF!!! Excellent choice for this image. As to your story? I was sitting on my deck one evening when a fox was trotting through our yard and stopped to have a look see at us.... my camera was in the house. I now usually try to have it on the deck with me when I sit out there. LOL

31 Jan 2008 9:15pm

@amy: Thanks amy. Plus I'm somehow comforted that my missed otter photo op story has a missed fox counterpart story on your end.

Rebecca from Leicester, United Kingdom

Just a brief stop-by to say hi, and WOW, dear VF, I do like the old-world feel to this one. And that lesson is one I certainly empathise with as well. :) Thank you so much too for your very kind thoughts and words at my blog the other day. I very much appreciate them, and have been greatly encouraged. Much blessings to you and yours always too, sir.

31 Jan 2008 11:34pm

@Rebecca: How great to hear from you Rebecca, and to know you're doing well. And thank you for the words of encouragement and friendship. Always friends we'll be, Rebecca! Blessings.

Will from Gainesville, United States

great capture of the moment:)

1 Feb 2008 2:37am

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

the b/w does give a "period" feel ...

1 Feb 2008 2:44am

Barbara from Florida, United States

I like the old feel to the scene. Nice composition and interesting. What a sight to see the river otter. It happens when no camera around. Just like the catching the big one that got away.
Great shot here.

4 Feb 2008 4:51am

1/146 second
ISO 100
8 mm