Tumbling…


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Jeffrey at the end of the tumbler, checking for bad clams and ‘trash.’ What this photo does not convey is the incredible speed, agility and team work the whole process of clamming requires and which these guys have perfected.

That is one reason I want to get better at working with videos. My video editing skills are near zero and I recently downloaded Blender to try and learn more about editing and working with videos. I sure would like to bring up my video skills up to my film and digital ones.  Good luck with that…! :) Anyhow, I have started to work my way through the zillions of hours of Blender videos and thus far have gotten no further than sorta being able to import a video into Blender.

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Zine….


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I have been playing around with making a  one sheet [8.5×11 inch] – 8 page zine since I ran across the instructions on the experimentwithnature blog. So far I have only put together one layout. Using Photoshop and layers the whole thing is pretty straight forward. Each one of my photos bleeds to the edge of each page, and I had to print several test sheets till I got everything right, but the end result was pretty nice. Since the individual pages are not cut out sheets of paper, but result from a folding of the one sheet, the edges of the inside pages ‘stick out’ just a bit. Being careful when folding, using a little PVA glue, and pressing the finished zine under some heavy photo books helped greatly in making the zine look good. I think it is a great way to present eight [or fewer] photos. Of course text can also be used, and the photos don’t have to bleed to the edges. There is lots of room in this design for some creative layouts!

 

 

 

 

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Morning Sky…

20160422_1953instgrmHeading out on my ride Friday morning there were interesting clouds in the sky and I planned on stopping at No.4 to see if I could get a photo of the water and sky. Just as I got off the bike the clouds moved away from the sun and bright sunlight hit me in the face. As I was fumbling around with my camera and about to give up, because the sun was just too bright, shining right into my lens, an interesting clump of clouds moved in front of the sun and I had my photo.

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Evening Colors…


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Wrestling Clam Belts….

Wesley wrestling clam belts off the stern. The belts of clam bags are about 48 feet long and seeded with small clams. Rolled up with a length of chicken wire they are then staked to the Gulf bottom for the clams to grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Postcards…..


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This wonderfully atmospheric postcard from Dave arrived a while ago. We have been exchanging postcards, something that I have been involved in since before the digital age. Dave is much better at following through with the exchange than I am though.

Right now he is engaged in a great postcard project called the Mississippi Delta Dream Limited Edition Post Card Series which looks absolutely fascinating and I highly recommend you take a look at.

[The white spots on the postcard above are entirely my fault and not on the original card!!!]

 

 

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Clam Bags and Palm Tree…..


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 Stacks of clam bags behind the shop.

 

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Mending III….

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Wesley adding a bag to the ‘mended’ pile.

 

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Mending II….


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 Brett pulling up another clam bag to be mended.

 

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Mending….


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Not all the time is spent on the water. Jeffrey, Brett and Wesley mending clam bags. In the old days, before the Florida Net-Ban went into effect they would probably have been mending nets instead.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Way We Work…

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Jeffrey working off the stern of the boat , getting ready to pull clam bags.

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A Question…..

I used to be able to mouse over photos I posted and have them open larger in a separate window. That feature is gone from all my recent posts, but still available on the older posts.

Does anybody have any idea as to what might be going on? I have not abeen able to find an answer to this.

[I guess I just partly figured it out. There used to be an automatic html script inserted at the beginning of the post that did this, and somehow that feature is now gone?????]

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Out in The Gulf…

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Last week I went out with Wesley, Jeffrey and Brett to photograph while they planted and harvested clams. It was a foggy morning and when we got to the lease the water was just a bit too deep and frankly, cold for me to get off the boat, so I was restricted to photographing from the boat [while my waterproof camera is still working, it is no longer waterproof since I smashed it several times]. This is the boat on its way to the lease, more photos to come.

 

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Great Porch…

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I pass by this little house when I ride the St. Marks Trail in the mornings. A while ago this front porch was added and I really love the design. I would not mind having something like this on our house. The house is for sale and I looked it up, the asking price is less than 60k. Just goes to show one can have a neat little house in Florida without ‘braking the bank.’

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Harvesting Clams…

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Wesley and Jeffrey hauling  clam bags over the open transom. Jeffrey has a big salt water hose tucked under his right arm with which to quickly wash the mud off the bags and clams.

 

 

 

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