Tuesday, August 9, 2016

My Month of July on the Treasure Coast

Well, the summer is in full swing which means we're looking for just about anything to keep ourselves busy until the school year starts. Fortunately, having never lived here before, everything is new to me and I've always got something to do.

My exploits took me up in the air to do some aerial photos of some local landmarks which is always a load of fun. It's interesting, I'm typically a nervous flyer, but every time I go up the air for an assignment I end up enjoying it. I also got to spend some time with cool animals (a kangaroo chief among them) and I got to cover my first lobster mini-season on the beach. I wasn't too enthused about the time I had to be up to get out there (5:30am) but the light was beautiful.

Another interesting story I worked on was on a local woman, Natalie Kosko, who started her athletic career as a gymnast but eventually found her way to rugby. She signed a contract with U.S. Rugby to compete for a chance to play on the national team in the Rio Olympics, but she busted her knee just a few weeks in. She's heading back to college on a rugby scholarship and hopes to play in the 2020 Olympics.

Throw in a few summer camps and a band camp from one of the local high schools, and it turned out to be a pretty active month for me. Here are a few photos from those specific assignments. Enjoy, and I'll see you on the field for the start of football season next month!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

My Month of June on the Treasure Coast

The great thing about being out in the field versus riding a desk is that you never know what you might be doing from one day to the next. Perhaps one day you're flying a few thousand feet over the Atlantic ocean with no doors on the plane photographing an aerobatic flying team and then the next day you're one town over photographing a jazz camp for kids. Or, lets just say, you're standing out in the blazing Florida sun for hours just to get 10 seconds to make a few frames as President Obama's motorcade speeds by from a weekend of golf.

I got to do all of these things this last month.

Throw in an assignment from a sea turtle release, Vero Beach High School's graduation, art camp at Vero Beach Museum of Art and, the creme de la creme, the opening of a new brewery just a mile and a half from my house, and you got the makings of a pretty good month.

I didn't get to shoot as many assignments this month as usual because I took a few days off to make a few laps in a sailboat with my brothers through the British Virgin Islands, but hey, I'll take what I can get. Here are a few shots from the assignments I did go on while not heeled over in a monohull sailboat in the Caribbean. Enjoy.