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Almost Everything’s Golden


CLEARWATER, FL—Well, we sure thought we’d planned everything perfectly.

Rebecca and I discussed at length a sunset outing to snap some “golden hour” pictures. Everything was going in our favor—the weather was perfect, the traffic cooperated in letting us get our stuff into the hotel, and even the pizza we agreed on for dinner arrived rapidly.

Moonrise over Dunedin, FL (Photo by Rebecca)

We batted around a couple places we could go to get the kinds of pictures we were hoping for, and finally settled on Dunedin, which is the next town north of Clearwater on the Gulf. Although the horizon there is shielded by barrier islands, we were hoping to find some people milling around, something in the foreground that would give our shots some perspective, and maybe a surprise of some kind that would help the composition.

Everything cooperated. We got to a waterfront spot and got ready to shoot.  Rebecca was snapping away, grabbing the scene in all its golden glory, but I was having some problems.  My camera kept flashing “ERR,” the dreaded Nikon code that something wasn’t right inside the camera.  I switched lenses, switched cards, switched batteries… nothing would get rid of the dreaded ERR. Luckily, the last thing I did before leaving the car was slip my ancient Casio point-and-shoot into my pocket.My just-in-case thinking paid off.

Click [MORE] for some of the best shots we got, starting with Rebecca’s.





And here are the ones I got.



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  • Barb April 16, 2011, 10:32 am

    Paul and Rebecca – Thanks for sharing. A perfect day indeed. Wish I could hang out in Florida with you like in the good ol’ days (a Nielsen layover with you guys made for a fun weekend after the drudgery of diaries!). Miss you! ~ Barb

    • Paul Skolnick April 16, 2011, 8:34 pm

      We miss those days, too, Barb. But these are new days. Time to build new memories!

  • Chris Maxwell April 16, 2011, 10:53 am

    These are gorgeous!!!! Don’t be so hard on the poor little Casio – it’s been a good little soldier all these years!!!!

  • Jim Ostroff April 16, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Tranquility base! Most beautiful and serene images. Many thanks, Paul.

  • Dan April 17, 2011, 1:38 am

    Great photos! The models worked for free? Enjoy!