Fishing Photos 5/20/11
I went out fishing a few times in the last week to work on a few fishing articles I'm doing for a fly-fishing magazine. Actually the first time I was just fishing with my friend Captain Adam Paul of Gillz n Finz TV but got a couple of cool redfish photos. The second trip was with my friend Captain Jeremy Mehlhaff of Charleston Shallows and we went out specifically to get some closeups of fly caught redfish in the style the magazine requested.
Captain Adam Paul of Gillz n Finz TV with a nice Kiawah Island Redfish
Captain Adam Paul Releasing a Redfish
Fly Caught Redfish With Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Captain Jeremy Mehlhaff of CharlestonShallows.com
Closeup of Fly Caught Redfish Near Charleston SC
Reptile Day at the Swamp Garden 5/17/11
As I mentioned in my last post I took my family including my mother to the Magnolia Plantation Swamp Garden. I've been to the swamp garden many times and have never seen a snake there. This time was different. We saw a total of six snakes including two yellow rat snakes in wood duck nesting boxes. The wood ducks all seem to have fledged so the snakes had no egg or chick shape bulges. Here are a few snakes and other reptile shots from the trip:
Yellow Rat Snake in a Wood Duck Nesting Box
Water Snake Sunning in the Swamp
Yellow Rat Snake in a Tree at the Swamp Garden
Baby Turtle Climbing a Branch to Sun
Alligator Resting in the Duck Weed
Architectural Shoots 5/13/11
Last week, I shot some new publicity shots for my mother and took my family to the Swamp Garden where we saw lots of wildlife including six snakes (more on that later). This week, I had two architectural shoots for my client Morris Architecture and shot some fishing as well. Here are a few shots from the architectural shoots, I'll put the other shots up soon.
Architectural shoot for Morris Architecture, Lowcountry porch detail
Porch and flowers
Architectural Photography, Lowcountry Porch
Morris Architecture and Construction remodeled kitchen
Swamp Garden and Some Boat Shooting 5/2/11
I went to the Magnolia Plantation Swamp Garden to check out the progress of the heron/egret rookery last week. The great blue heron chicks are getting very big, the great egrets are either sitting on eggs or feeding very young chicks and the other herons and egrets seem to be still building nests. I shot some great egrets including the one below where you can see the eggs and some other random shots.
Over the weekend I shot some fishing shots with my daughters and did an evening architectural shoot from the boat for an architect client of mine.
Great egret taking a break from sitting on her eggs
Wild grapes at Magnolia Plantation's Swamp Garden
Happy Girl with big redfish
Happy Girl with bigger redfish
Architecural photo shot from the water
Lowcountry House with dock
Sunset on the grass flats near Wadamlaw Sound
Alligators to Auto Zones
The last two weeks have been a blur. I've shot such a variety of things lately it's hard to keep track of it all. I shot some wildlife including alligators at Donnely Wildlife Management Area, a classic Austin Healey Sprite downtown, commercial architecture for a few different clients and a book cover for one of my mother's new books.
A congregation of big alligators at Donnely Wildlife Management Area for a gator book I'm working on
Orange bug on a wild iris
A classic Austin Healey Sprite in downtown Charleston
Architectural detail at Freshfields Village John's Island SC
Kiosk at Freshfields Village
Commercial Architecture shots of Auto Zone
Binoculars and bird book shot for new book cover
My editor requested some flying bug shots for our new book being put together at Boyds Mills Press. So I took my new 300mm lens and shot some carpenter bees in my back yard and some large crazy looking flies in the woods at Dungannon Heritage Preserve.
When I was away in the Everglades my new book, Birds of a Feather arrived. I love the cover and everything Tim Gillner did with the design of the book. It is already getting great reviews like this one at: www.shelf-awareness.com. An Egret's Day continues to get great reviews as well and was just named by Bank Street College's Book List as one of the best books of the year!!
See more about Birds of a Feather at www.jasonstemple.com/birdsofafeather.htm
photo shoots with several new clients in the past two weeks. They included two of my favorite subjects: architecture and fishing. First was a shoot up in McClellanville with Captain Rob Beglin of Inshore Xtreme Guide Service. It was a pretty morning but cold and windy. We are planning a two boat shoot for shots of him and his clients fishing so this trip we were just looking for shots of fish.
I then shot a bunch of exteriors of downtown properties for Morris Architecture's new website, followed by a kitchen shoot for Classic Remodeling and Construction.
Everglades Photo Galleries
I finally found some time to work on some more photos from my Everglades Artist in Residency and uploaded the new galleries. You can see them here: http://www.jasonstemple.com/evergladeswildlife.htm.
Busy, Busy, Busy
I've been home for two weeks now and besides putting a slideshow together for my daughters' class and telling a few stories, I've been too busy to even think about the Everglades let alone start going through the images. Besides the normal catching up (family time, bills, emails, etc.) I was busy with commercial work including stock sales, and shoots for Melvin's Restaurant and a bass fishing tv show, and of course the taxes. I also managed to get out one morning to shoot some gobbling turkeys on John's Island.
Melvin's BBQ Restaurant at Dusk
Melvin's Famous Burger
Closeup Photo of Melvin's Sauces
Melvin's Neon at Night
Bass West TV Shoot With Bass Pro Jason Quinn Fishing on Lake Wylie, SC
Big John's Island Gobbler in Full Strut
Two Dominant Toms Strutting among 50 Hens, John's Island, SC
Two Gobblers Gobbling a Duet
Big Toms Strutting for Hens
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