Winter The Dolphin -- Clearwater, FL Photography

Okay.  So I did not get ONE photo of the actual dolphin.  In my defense, I was baby wrangling the ever curious 14 month old and maybe it is my social worker roots but I'm kinda overzealous about monitoring his every interaction in public.  Bryan is the most important person ever in the whole wide world and I"m his personal security guard caretaker.  So no dolphin photos.  :) However, I will take this opportunity to show off some of my MANUAL photography skills.  NO FLASH folks.  I did not use flash AT ALL in the dark fishy tunnel of the attraction.  :)  HOW did I capture those photos without any blur??  practice, practice, practice.

Taking Winter the Dolphin photos would have been too easy.  She was well-lit in the sun.  No skill required there.  :)  (yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it k?)


This photo was captured while my sister drives whatever the speed limit is over the Courtney Campbell Causeway to the Winter the Dolphin attraction.  :)  The bird is very far away and we are travel very fast.  My 300 mm was able to capture him at very fast speeds!!

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I have always wanted to snag a panorama of Clearwater coming over the bridge.  Garnett has TINTING on her windows so the colors changed.  I really need to be in one of those Volkswagen vans (but I wouldn't be safety strapped) but you know what I mean??  It takes my breath away   --- EVERY TIME!

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This photo below makes me sing the fish heads song.  They are posing very artistically don't you think??  My sister Garnett, soaks up the love of Bryan but he seems a bit distracted.  He loves FISHIES!!!

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NO FLASH!!!  There was NO FLASH used to capture these photos.  Did I say the phrase no flash enough times??  Well, because it is a skill necessary for capturing weddings in dark churches with NO FLASH photography permitted.  And if I can capture the boys with this lighting in this venue (surrounded by tons of tourists on a Sunday) can you image what I could capture at a wedding venue??

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Me being ... ARTSY again.  Can you see me in the glasses??  The stroller is Bryan's.  Remind me to NOT bring the big stroller next time to such a crowded venue full of STAIRS??

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