Amelia Island – Come Walk With Me

Amelia Island – Come Walk With Me 2:

I love to walk…beach, mountains, hills, woods and anywhere where I am surrounded by nature or beautiful architecture with my camera gear in tow ready to capture the beauty of it. I especially love to walk the beach at sunrise and sunset.  Amelia Island is the perfect place for nature walkers (and photographers, of course) for feasts of delights for the eyes and soul.  From the majestic ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views to the glorious sunrise-sunsets, boardwalk waterways and marshes, to the Sunken Forest, Aury Island, Drummond Point Park and Walker’s Landing and more — it’s a little heavenly bit of Eden on earth.

On this year’s Amelia Island photo tour, we spent days walking the trails throughout the island winding through Spanish moss-draped live oaks and palmettos which opened to gorgeous ocean and marsh views.  A gear-laden photog can exhaust themselves very quickly so with Canon5dMII and tripod in tow, I left our gear [that’s it right there sitting on the sand in the middle of the photo] to follow the walk to the open marshes to view its plethora of waterfowl, wildlife, flora and after shooting, we returned and I was glad to see the gators, crocks or a photog wannabe  had not absconded with our gear!

And finally, the anticipation of the “Sunken Forest” that trails down, then winding up to spectacular views of the ocean.  My new favorite private spot on the island. It doesn’t get better than this — sunrise in all its glory!

There’s more to come…watch for new postings. Until then, enjoy the views and if you want a truly enjoyable photography adventure, visit Amelia Island.

Photo Credit:  Jay&Jacy Photography for HDRCHIC


Amelia Island Plantation


Amelia Island Plantation Re-Imagination

One of our favorite places in the US is Amelia Island in Florida.  Amelia Island Plantation which we call our “home away from home” is under construction entitled “Re-Imagination” which will be completed in March 2013.  We photograph the island often and especially for sunrise-sunset, marshes and for waterscapes.  The Re-Imagination is quite spectacular and will bring so many wonderful new features and gorgeous subjects for photography.  Most of our friends here at HDRCHIC know how much we love this place.  We thought it proper to share some of our non-waterscape images before the new Re-Imagination is complete.  This image was shot from the beach as we returned from shooting the sunrise and surrounding areas.

The video below is the September 2012 construction update.

For more on Amelia Island Plantation and related waterscapes. See under Categories here.

Walking A Mile on Water

Fort Clinch Pier

The Fort Clinch Pier is 2400 feet long+- one-half mile out to its end which overlooks the water on three sides and a fabulous view back to the beach.  Walking “the mile on water” is fabulous and one sees, feels and is mesmerized by its awesome vistas.   Whether a fisherman/woman, walker, historian or photographer, there is much to take in and photograph at this fabulous place.

Fort Clinch State Park

The site of Fort Clinch on Amelia Island at the entrance to the St. Marys River and Cumberland Sound has been occupied by various military troops since 1736. Construction of the existing fort was begun in 1847 as part of the Third American System building program, which also included Fort Pulaski further up the coast in Georgia. A pentagonal brick fort with both inner and outer walls, Fort Clinch was a safe haven for blockade runners during the Civil War. Briefly occupied by Confederate forces, its recapture by Federal troops in early 1862 gave the Union control of the adjacent Georgia and Florida coasts. The fort was used in 1898 during the Spanish-American War, but was abandoned until the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) restored it in the 1930s. A Florida State Park, Fort Clinch is interpreted as the base of Union operations in the area throughout the Civil War.”

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