Right from My Backyard: 4th of July Fireworks

Ok confession… I have never shot fireworks before! I don’t know why, probably because I have never gone to the beach or to places where you can view them closely to photograph. However, where I live I am able to see fireworks all down the coast, maybe 6 different locations around me in different areas. When I went outside to watch the fireworks I saw that I might have a good chance of capturing them this year. I had walked up the street with my family to get a good viewing and DID NOT BRING MY CAMERA because I didn’t think I could capture the fireworks, which was a big mistake! It shows you that you should never doubt yourself. But luckily my brother brought the golf cart and took me back to the house and I ran and grabbed my equipment and went back. I shot the fireworks for about 30 minutes. I love the shots I got and couldn’t believe it when I was processing them. The only downfall is I woke up the next day with 51 mosquito bites all over me, but I guess it was worth it! ūüôā Comment and tell me your favorite shot!

Snowy Egret

A little Snowy Egret hiding in the trees of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm this past weekend. This was shot with my Canon 1DX Mark ii with the Canon 100-400mm lens! Love that set up, especially for birding!

Little St. Augustine Chapel

Happy Sunday! I was recently in St. Augustine this past week for a photography birding fest and got to shoot at varies locations in the area. However, this little chapel was my most favorite place I visited. It is called the Our Lady of La Leche at the Mission. This little chapel was first built in 1677 and it was reconstructed twice, but most recently in 1910 after a hurricane came through that area. The chapel is over a 100 years old! It is a little chapel dedicated to praying. Little benches roll across the floor of the small chapel and you can light a candle. There is a statue of Mary and baby Jesus on display at the back of the chapel that glows under the lights. It is a wonderful peaceful place for prayer that is filled with the Holy Spirit.