Wanted to post another serious photo of Wild Bill after the one below of him clowning for the camera.
Wild Bill is always fun to photograph since you never know what he will do next in front of the camera. So here is an updated photo from a visit this February.
I am starting to work on more pictures of “Wild Bill” from the Florida Keys, shrimp boat photos. I first posted a photo of him a couple of weeks ago, now I am adding to these.
Obviously John is a lot of fun to photograph. Caught him yesterday doing some land chores for Jame.
Cowboy has been one of my favorite subjects around the shrimp boats in the Florida Keys. I have probably hundreds of photographs of him and look forward to posting some more shortly.
I had the fortune to meet up with James on the docks in the Florida Keys and he agreed to have his picture taken. In fact I saw him two days in a row, the second day working with my old, Keys, shrimp boat friend, Curt.
Pete, who works out of Tampa stopped by Stock Island for a couple of days. An old friend was crewing for him and introduced us. Pete allowed me to take a series of photos of him while we talked about life on the water.
I am going to post some of these photos in both Black and White and in color on one of my other blogs. If you would like to see the color version of this photo, go to:
It was good to see Dewey again and he volunteered to have an updated photo taken – had not seen him in three years. For this series I have been using an Olympus E-P2 with a VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder. This camera body has the feel of an old viewfinder camera. But the most fun with this camera is that I can adapt my old Nikkor AI lenses. The lens has a 2x multiplier, the f stop is not displayed in the viewfinder, also the f stop has to be set on the lens, and focusing is manual (this can be very accurate with the 10x display function). The metering works since the viewfinder shows the shutter speed and the brightness changes as the aperture is changed. On this and the Charlie photos I was using a 50mm, f 1.4 lens (think it was set at f 5.6), what a great portrait lens with the 2x multiplier (equivalent of a 100mm lens)!