Blackrock Beach and Boneyard Beach Travel Guide

I’m not a big beach person but I recently saw this cool video and knew I needed to do a photo shoot at Big Talbot Island State Park.  Some of the resulting images are shown below.  The rest can be seen in this article where I took one of my favorite pictures of all time.  I’ve been to Little Talbot Island for various events (it’s probably the nicest beach in the Jacksonville area) but never made the extremely short drive north to see Big Talbot Island.

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Self Portrait: Wolf

JPatz_20141225_3J8A5922-wolf_WebI knew it would be pushing things to try and do a wolf face and it worked better than I thought it would.  I don’t know how much of me shows through but I was able to get the parts of the face mostly lined up ok.

Self Portrait: High Key

JPatz_20141225_3J8A5922-Edit_WebHere is a standard clamshell high key portrait of me.  I probably need to go back and increase the exposure on the lower half of my face a little but it works for now and I’ll be using it for the next two self portraits I do.  Stay tuned for the next two weeks to see what happens!

EDIT:  I need to give my mother-in-law credit!  I set up the lighting and got everything ready but she actually took this picture.  So really a portrait.  Thanks Jayne!

High Key Grunge

JPatz_20140524_3J8A3553-extracrunch-Edit_WebWhen we had friends over for dinner and games, we ran out of time taking pictures to do both high key and low key photos of everyone.  I thought it would be neat to process a couple of the high key images with a grungy/sports style.  It was hit and miss but worked out really well for a couple.  I still like the low key combo better but this reminds me of stuff I’ve seen on movie posters or promo material for Game of Thrones.

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