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.

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Photo Credit:  Jay&Jacy Photography for HDRCHIC

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Amelia Island Plantation

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Another Morning Sunrise

Lake Sunrise - Jay&Jacy Photography ©2012 All Rights Reserved

Happy Autumn that is here! For the love of early Autumn that we have waited for…sharing a favorite post.

A few more images from the beautiful early morning sunrise “Secret Lake” before we begin the fall foliage, winter and snow images.  The Eastern skies have been incredible this year and as the temperatures drop they become even more intense, bold and colorful.

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Note: Bracketed  HDR and DRI images are in the collage.

Marshlands Edge to Infinity

Today the marshlands at peak beauty show a dazzling color palette that is the envy of artists, poets and photographers alike. How can we capture such beauty with purity? We must, we try, we can. Let it mesmerize your eyes and soul.

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“The tide ’s at full; the marsh with flooded streams
Glimmers, a limpid labyrinth of dreams.
Each winding creek in grave entrancement lies
A rhapsody of morning-stars. The skies
Shine scant with one forked galaxy,—
The marsh brags ten: looped on his breast they lie.”
-Sidney Lanier

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Photography Notes: HDR Photomatix Pro 5 – Topaz Labs: Oil Painting, Adjust & Clean
Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography for @HDRCHIC ©2016 All Rights Reserved- No Reblogs Please. Thank you.