Jeremiah Khokhar Photography: Blog http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Jeremiah Khokhar Photography jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:12:00 GMT Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:12:00 GMT http://jeremiahkphotography.com/img/s10/v113/u464602505-o834837891-50.jpg Jeremiah Khokhar Photography: Blog http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog 120 80 Vintage Trouble "The New Protocol of Soul." http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2015/10/vintage-trouble-the-new-protocol-of-soul In St. Pete last night, at the very intimate State Theater downtown I got the opportunity to hang out and enjoy some of the best new music being recorded in the blues/soul arena of music...that's just my opinion folks! This is a part of their 1 Hopeful Road Tour.

 

I first got hooked on Vintage Trouble when they came to Clearwater, FL during the Sea Blues Festival in early 2014...I've been more than hooked since then.  As a musician and lover of music I began listening to folks like Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Maceo Parker, Muddy Waters, Eric Johnson, and Ray Charles to mention just a few of the people that shaped my playing and musical tastes. The funky groove of Vintage Trouble has revived so much for me that was my early days in this cool, freshy fresh way. I'm not going to ramble on here, this isn't a review...I just wanted to communicate as a photographer what an incredible blessing and privilege it is to be around and be inspired to make photos by folks like these four guys. 

 

I don't know them personally, yet, but as the saying goes, we're in this love together.  Thanks Nalle for letting me come down, here are some of the photos I took last night.  Looking forward to many more times.  I'll post more in the weeks to come but I'm gearing up for the kickoff of Clearwater Jazz Holiday that starts tomorrow. 

 

As a parting note before I let you check out the photos, I got my career and am a photographer today because of concert photography.  Shooting music is how I accidentally became a photographer in 20011 so as tomorrow marks the 4th year anniversary in this art form (with I hope many more to come) this is a special week for me and kicking it off with Vintage Trouble and the Troublemakers was just the cherry on top. 

 

Would love to hear from you, please free to message me if you'd like to know more of connect. Cheers to The New Protocol of Soul. I'm sure glad these guys do what they do!

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Blues Jeremiah Khokhar Music Photography State The Theatre Trouble Vintage http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2015/10/vintage-trouble-the-new-protocol-of-soul Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:00:22 GMT
For the Love of Funk & Soul http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2015/10/for-the-love-of-funk-soul This past weekend, Safety Harbor hosted it’s Harbor Sounds Music Festival. A great way to kick off the Fall festivities and Octoberfest in this quaint little village. If you’ve been to Safety Harbor, you know this little Tampabay town is tucked away outside the bigger city action. The laid back vibe got kicked aside for the evening when The Black Honkeys came into town. Bro Phil and company turned Safety Harbor to Sexy Harbor with their old school rhythms steeped in Funk & Soul. 

 
I’ve been a fan, and clearly was not alone as throngs gathered to dance and sing along so many familiar tunes.  I had just finished up a @Cleargram meetup at HoneyMoon Island and decided to stop by for a few minuets to say hello and enjoy the music. Also finding inspiration from music as a concert photographer here are just a few quick photos paying tribute to these old school vibes. Hope you enjoy the photos and as always, you’re welcome to share this post with other Black Honkeys fans out there. 
 
Up next: Clearwater Jazz Holiday is just around the corner, stay tuned for some recaps, also check out their new instagram profile at @ClearwaterJazz, I’ll be hosting some posts these next few weeks. Hope to see you there as well. 
 
 
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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Bay Black Cleargram Concert Festival Funk Harbor Honkeys LoveFL Main Music Safety Soul Street Tampa The http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2015/10/for-the-love-of-funk-soul Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:14:33 GMT
2015 Florida State Fair- The unofficial #LoveFL excursion for tastes & sights in TampaBay http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2015/2/2015-florida-state-fair--the-unofficial-lovefl-excursion-for-tastes-sights-in-tampabay I hadn't been to the fair, until this past weekend that is. I've seen photos and could comprehend that this was a part of the childhood nostalgia for many folks. Not that I hadn't been to similar things just not specifically or to the scale of a State Fair. After all, copious amounts of sweet & fried food, rides in varying speeds of dizzying thrill, families letting their hair down and seeking the wholesome type of fun promised isn't limited to just State Fairs. 

 

This urge to finally go was sparked by a tweet from @VisitFlorida sharing an article about a funnel cake burger...yup, I don't need to say much more do I? So with a hunger for some cheat day type food and those popular long exposure ferris wheel shots, I headed out on an  adventure.  

Happy to announce I did find the burger, it was yummo curtesy of Jane Harris with The Best Around Concessions, took those long exposure ferris wheel photos etc., checked out the livestock, saw a mama cow give birth to her calf (breath) and ran into a bit of Florida history which is the part I wasn't expecting and all that was just one day.

 

This little section in the park called Cracker Country was my favorite time of it all. That alone is worth the price of admission and boasts being "Tampa's Only Living History Museum." I'll probably do a later blog post about that alone but for now here are an assortment of the stories to share with you from the 2015 Florida State Fair at the State grounds in Tampa. 

 

 

Cracker Country

 

Ok, here you go, fair photos! 

 

 

 

It's such a big deal they drive the cheese in from Wisconsin

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) #LoveFL Florida Florida State Fair Jeremiah Khokhar Photography Tampa Bay http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2015/2/2015-florida-state-fair--the-unofficial-lovefl-excursion-for-tastes-sights-in-tampabay Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:14:38 GMT
Christmas on Main Street USA- Safety Harbor, FL http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-on-main-street-usa--safety-harbor-fl What a joyful time with packed crowds and the festive spirit rooted in anticipation that this season is. I love Christmas-love celebrating it, reading stories, partaking of traditions, food, sugary treats, well you get the idea.  I took my kids down and happened to have just finished up a photo shoot so had my camera and took some photos for us to remember the fun.  This sort of ends up being a little summary of the pomp and show.

 

I hope you enjoy these and feel free to share with those especially that were there, perhaps they are pictured here.  

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Christmas Harbor HarborGram Main Parade Safety Street http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-on-main-street-usa--safety-harbor-fl Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:18:20 GMT
Dunedin Fine Art's WearAble Art 10 http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/11/dunedin-fine-arts-wearable-art-10 A few months ago (I Know...Should have posted this back then) my good friend Ken Hannon over at Dunedin Fine Arts Center invited me to shoot the 10th Annual Wearable Art fashion show.  (If you follow the previous link, you'll be able to see details on designers.  Makeup artists were the incredible team and friends of mine from Salon GW).

This was my first fashion show of any kind so without much experience, the following is just me diving in head first. Really enjoyed this experience, looking forward to more opportunities with fashion in the future.  If you aren't already aware of the world class exhibitions, art enrichment, and training going on in the fair town of Dunedin then I recommend you check DFAC out.  

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Art Center DFAC Design Dunedin Fashion Fine TampaBay Wearable http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/11/dunedin-fine-arts-wearable-art-10 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:55:49 GMT
Girl Riders- Garage Biker Session http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/7/girl-riders--garage-biker-session A fun photo shoot with some friends shooting models who are part of the girl riders group from Orlando. Yes those tattoos are permanent and yes they own the bikes. 

 
A slight shift for me in terms of the style of edits especially with regard to tones. Thanks for taking the time to look through these. 
 
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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Bikers Grung Models Street http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/7/girl-riders--garage-biker-session Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:57:27 GMT
A window seat ride from Dunedin to Clearwater Beach abroad the Jolley Trolley http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/a-window-seat-ride-from-dunedin-to-clearwater-beach-abroad-the-jolley-trolley One of those things one should do more often...be a tourist where you live.  I do this for two reasons. First, I work as a tourism photographer as part of my work. Second, I live where others vacation so why not enjoy the things that make pinellas county an awesome place to come visit.  So why not right?  I took my family on a ride down one Sunday morning, we drove to Dunedin just to catch the Trolley down to the beach for brunch.  The following photos are my window seat view out.  I did this photo essay because it was too pretty not to document. We picked the perfect day for it and had a blast.  I've tried to show some fun things along the way. Pictured in a few photos is my son. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to look through, I really appreciate it!

 

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Clearwater Clearwater Beach Florida Jolley Trolley TampaBay Tourism Transport http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/a-window-seat-ride-from-dunedin-to-clearwater-beach-abroad-the-jolley-trolley Wed, 28 May 2014 14:16:22 GMT
Sugar Sand Festival 2014 on Clearwater Beach http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/sugar-sand-festival-2014-on-clearwater-beach Thousands of people came to enjoy the artistry and amazing work of Team Sandtastic who are master sand sculptors.  They were back in Clearwater for the second Sugar Sand Festival. I was on assignment and thought I would share a couple photos in case you missed it. It's a great kick-off to the summer fun on Clearwater Beach made possible by Sunsets at Pier 60 and many other great sponsors including the City of Clearwater. 

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Cleargram Clearwater Festivals Sand Sculpting Spring Sugar Sand http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/sugar-sand-festival-2014-on-clearwater-beach Thu, 22 May 2014 16:19:12 GMT
Vintage wedding homage to the Hemingway era at Clearwater Beach. http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/vintage-wedding-homage-to-the-hemingway-era-at-clearwater-beach Shot a little while ago, I loved this wedding with it's classy & creative theme.  Being there easily took me back into a time I've only known through movies & books.  Honored to tell another love story here in Clearwater.  This beautiful couple were married at the Belle Harbor on Mandalay Ave. Clearwater Beach. The love shared by the bride & groom poured through every small detail and I enjoyed being there and witnessing this special day.

Here is brief preview.

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Beach Clearwater Clearwater Beach Vintage Wedding http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/vintage-wedding-homage-to-the-hemingway-era-at-clearwater-beach Wed, 21 May 2014 14:12:00 GMT
FoggyVortext- A foggy Clearwater http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/foggyvortext--a-foggy-clearwater Back in February we had a series of some thick sea fog conditions in town.  On one particular night I decided to go out and enjoy the mystery and thick wall of briny moisture. I had so much fun creating these images because this type of fog isn't something I'm used to here in Clearwater.  So here are some of my favorites that I wanted to share with you.  A little bit of a different view on Clearwater. Enjoy! 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) AmericasBestBeaches Cleargram Clearwater Florida Fog LiveAmplified LoveFL Pinellas http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/5/foggyvortext--a-foggy-clearwater Sat, 03 May 2014 16:21:12 GMT
Fly Away or just Taxi off http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/4/fly-away-or-just-taxi-off  

 

Spent the past weekend at the Sun and Fun Fly in at the Lakeland Regional Airport.  The  line-up was intense and I’m not sure I knew what I was getting into on the front end when I decided to go.  The reason I really wanted to go was simple. Two weeks prior to that was AirFest14 at MacDill AFB.  The line up featured the Air Force Thunderbirds, that is always awesome.  However, the rest of the show left me feeling the need for more, a lot more.  I’m not an airshow junkie per say, I had been to two previously, both over at MacDill AFB. 

 

So I’m still learning and having fun at the same time.  I’m going to post some of my fav’s real soon.  However, in the meantime, I wanted to share this photo that I ended up having a lot of fun with. I usually don’t create images inside photoshop to this extent.  Most of my edits enhance what I’ve already shot (for 95% of the time) the way I shot it in camera.  This end result wasn’t in my mind when first I set out to edit this photograph.  So after the final imaged I’ve posted the two steps prior to finishing (the first being the original photograph). 

 

Once I removed the distractions out of the way I played around with the image and tried several ideas to present a final image that was of the plane solidly placed on the ground but didn’t like any of those outcomes.   

 

So here you have my very first attempt at this level of image trickery.

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Aircraft Airshow Aviation Edit Lakeland Photoshop Planes http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/4/fly-away-or-just-taxi-off Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:30:20 GMT
Samantha Fish Howlin' down the Blues http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/2/samantha-fish-howlin-down-the-blues Versatile and talented Samantha Fish entertained crowds at the 2014 Clearwater Sea Blues Festival two weekends ago.  I had never heard her music before but really enjoyed the high energy and soulful passion in her playing and vocals.

So no secret but daytime outdoor shows for photographers are always a challenge.  The multitude of sins covered by after dark shows is painfully visible so it's always a challenge for me to do something creative to help you avoid many of the hinderances in the background (or lack) and surroundings.  Here are some of my favorite images from the Samantha Fish show.
 
 
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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Blues Clearwater Concert Festival Music Sea Blues http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/2/samantha-fish-howlin-down-the-blues Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:33:40 GMT
Happy Feet, Happy Dance, Happy Day ICE-T goes back home today http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/1/happy-feet-happy-dance-happy-day-ice-t-goes-back-home-today Happy Feet!

I got to be a part of another great story today.

 
It goes like this: Folks at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium respond to animals in need.  They devote precious resources to nurture these either wounded or sick animals back to health...sometimes just a few weeks or even months.  Then they get an all clear from the doc who says their patient is ready to go back home.  Boom, mixed emotions, happy, sad, joy, relief...they make a plan, call guys like me and  voilà a story is born right?  Well, not exactly just like that...
 
This story isn't just about Ice-T who did by the way got to go back into her natural home today after being at CMA since August 4, 2013.  If you look below you'll see her final farewell smile. 
 
This story is about the happy feet. Nope not the penguin move with rock & roll music.  See those feet in the background? Yes! those feet belong to the folks who with their hands have loved and cared for Ice-T and so many other marine friends.  This story is about the daily work we cannot see and perhaps sometimes forget is happening...this story is about the staff, caregivers, and volunteers who work tirelessly to be great stewards of what we have been entrusted with so that guys like me can go out and capture these celebratory moments within that story.
 
Thanks to all at CMA for their work day in and out!
 
 
 
For those who'd like more details, I've pasted below here an excerpt from the official press release sent out by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium: 
 
 

 

"Ice-T joined the rehabilitation facility at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on August 4th, 2013. After receiving a call about a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle on Madeira Beach, CMA’s Rescue Team responded to recover her. When Ice-T arrived at the aquarium for her initial work-up, she was covered with algae and large barnacles. She was alert, but very lethargic. After routine blood work and a CT scan it was determined that she had severe pneumonia, as well as battling a fungal infection. During her rehabilitation, it was found that she was a very picky eater preferring only to squid and shrimp. As her health improved the CMA staff would catch live crab and offer them to her. Ice-T proved that she was still a great hunter and was well on her way back to good health."

 

 

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) CMA Clearwater Beach Clearwater Marine Aquarium Hope Ice-T Loggerhead Nature Photography Turtles Wildlife Winter http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/1/happy-feet-happy-dance-happy-day-ice-t-goes-back-home-today Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:36:09 GMT
108th annual Theophany/Epiphany 2014 celebration Tarpon Springs http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/1/108th-annual-theophany/epiphany-2014-celebration-tarpon-springs Each year the Greek orthodox celebration, commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ and the manifestation of all three persons of the Trinitarian God of the bible are held in Tarpon Springs, FL. It is called Theophany or Epiphany and as  the largest Greek community in North America, Tarpon Springs is a major hub for this celebration.  For orthodox Greeks Throughout the world , this is a significant event both in it's religious and traditional implications. Yesterday was the 108th year this has been celebrated in Tarpon Springs.

 
Having lived in Pinellas County now for over 11 years I've wanted to go and witness this celebration myself for some time now and finally had the opportunity to do so yesterday.  The celebration begins in St. Nicholas Cathedral and then moves in procession to Spring Bayou and then ends at the Community center for a celebration of culture, dance, food, and much more.  
 

So here are some observations of mine, I'll share them as captions where applicable to help keep this brief.

 

 

Saw this view as I walked up- children wrapped in tradition. 

 

 

Tradition doesn't happen without care and intentionality...It's detailed work! 

 

 

 

St. Nicholas Cathedral 

 

 

 

Leadership & the faces of Wisdom 

 

 

 

Starting the procession.

 

 

 

Things seemed to pop-up in threes for some reason...

 

Culturally relevant still

     

 

 

 

Taking a moment to consider, soaking it all in- shutting out the world.

 

 

 

Feeling blessed, open to blessing!

 

 

 

​My favorite theme from the day. Following in footsteps. What a powerful message is sent when you see the older generation leading, teaching, being involved in generations behind them. Pretty & radical!

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Celebration Church Epiphany God Greek Orthodox Heritage Religion Tarpon Springs Tradition http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2014/1/108th-annual-theophany/epiphany-2014-celebration-tarpon-springs Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:01:30 GMT
Sadie + Zach Engagement Session http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/sadie-zach-engagement-session Not so long ago, on a not so far away place I had the pleasure of doing this engagement session for Sadie and Zach. They are having a nautical/coastal themed wedding next october. In the meantime, we made these photographs together on a couple different dates and locations.  Pretty laid-back couple, northern transplants now living the dream together down in sunny Florida.

 

 
 
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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Clearwater Couples Engagement Love Nautical Portraits Themed Wedding http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/sadie-zach-engagement-session Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:34:46 GMT
Do yourself a favor, spend the 6 mins & watch this delightful Military Flash Mob http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/do-yourself-a-favor-spend-the-6-mins-watch-this-delightful-military-flash-mob I suppose it may have something to do with the fact that I went to a Christmas concert today with my kids.  It's also possible that it's because I love Christmas music or lover of great music, nay any music that is good. All of these could be reasons in addition to the fact that I love flash mob videos because I enjoy watching the reaction people have to sudden outbursts of joy and song. All those reasons are currently irrelevant. Just watch the video and I hope it helps awaken within and inspire all around you this season of Christmas.  The men and women of the USAF Band show us what is truly great about the military beyond their service, it is their excellence.  Excellence in EVERYTHING they do. Below are truly some of my very favorite things. Enjoy!!

 

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Celebration Christmas Flashmob Holidays Music Season Song USAF Band Video http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/do-yourself-a-favor-spend-the-6-mins-watch-this-delightful-military-flash-mob Sun, 08 Dec 2013 02:55:54 GMT
Come take a walk with me in St.Augustine, Florida http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/come-take-a-walk-with-me-in-st-augustine-florida The oldest contiguously European populated city in the continental United States makes for an impressive title for the city of St. Augustine. However, what is more impressive is the history that you can actually walk through, see, touch (in most cases), and smell.  I loved traveling to St. Augustine.  It had been on my bucket list for a while and I'm so glad I was able to get there earlier this year.  Here is a recap in photos of the texture and vibe of a true Florida treasure.  Oh and the food…O Maria!! You'll fall in love. 

 

Castillo De San Marcos- A fresh look at an old treasure.  Still strong! 

 

 

 

 

 

The St. Augustine Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

What's an old town without traditional candy?

 

 

 

Llambias House

 

 

 

Don't know whose house but loved the texture.

 

 

 

 

 

​An enchanted courtyardI grew up 10k miles away from this, still reminds me of a magical place somewhere from my youth.

 

 

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine & the one across the square.

 

 

 

The lions from the Bridge of Lions

 

 

 

Back streets.

 

 

Ghosts or not? 

 

 

Some great texture of the Coquina Fort

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Florida Historic History Old Florida Spanish St.Augustine Tourism Travel http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/come-take-a-walk-with-me-in-st-augustine-florida Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:08:33 GMT
A little Christmas tree fun http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/a-little-christmas-tree-fun

I had never done a time lapse video before and had always wanted to do one of Christmas tree lights…So, just for fun and because this is my favorite time of the year I set up the go pro and went fishing like all go pro shots really are. Oh and not to worry, I won't quit my day job editing one still photo at a time…;) 

 

Merry Christmas Season friends! 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Christmas Christmas Tree Fun Go Pro Time Lapse Video http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/12/a-little-christmas-tree-fun Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:13:33 GMT
Perseverance seems lonely beyond the hardships- Lessons from a bird http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/11/perseverance-seems-lonely-beyond-the-hardships--lessons-from-a-bird The brine dripping of his beak 

I have a tendency to be impatient. Ok so now that's out of the way here is the story...

 

Last week after doing an engagement session I took some time to walk the beach and catch the sunset.  Down towards the north end of SandKey Beach I notice a melee of avian activity and so strolled on down to get a closer look.  Turns out the fishing is good at that end and while the sea was too rough for boaters, the pelicans were having a day of it.  I had never seen that concentration of birds feeding at will for what seemed like the better of three hours.

The ol' Kamikaze style fishing technique was working brilliantly for pelicans and seagulls alike.  Then, camouflaged by the rocks a young Great Blue Heron was also trying to capitalize on the moment.  I must have noticed a minimum of 40-50 stabs of the beak into the salty brine with no fish at the end of each attempt.  Speaking of firsts, I'd also never seen a heron luck out and try so many times before.

All this curious activity is pretty easily explained. The pelicans were experts and the heron was still learning.  Right?  Though for me what emerged was the quote I've shared on the photo itself, "Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." -Churchill

Hungry and hunting on my own it might be easy to keep going, especially when I'm starving.  This isn't really courage (I think) it's really just our carnal need to preserve our life.  In my own experience, there seems to be a paradigm shift when all this effort (albeit of my own doing) seems to mock me when seemingly, everyone around me is eating well and I'm down and out.  To not loose enthusiasm in the face of this challenge indeed seems courageous.  I've been taught by a heron- Keep fishing!

Hopefully, if you've read thus far you see this as a positive and not a negative "woe is me" type summary.  On the contrary I enjoyed seeing this moment played out by birds and it served as a source of encouragement and inspiration for me. I hope it will do the same for you!

 

 

The Bigger Picture

 

 

 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Beach Birds Clearwater Beach Florida Lessons Photography Sand Key Sunset http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/11/perseverance-seems-lonely-beyond-the-hardships--lessons-from-a-bird Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT
Clearwater Surfers be like "Woohoo 17 mile an hour winds" http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/11/clearwater-surfers-be-like-woohoo-17-mile-an-hour-winds ​I love surfers in Clearwater.  A couple times a year when we get "huge" waves they come out in packs. I don't normally get the pleasure of watching but this was fun…This particular group of guys was just into this sesh and living up the swells so I just had to take a couple of photos and share the joy especially with all the west coast Floridians who will enjoy this.  Perhaps the east coast guys might enjoy this more though, not sure.  So this post really is for fun, I'm not saying these guys weren't serious and or good surfers- or perhaps I'll let you decide. 


Enjoy a few shots from the "Big Wave of November 2013."

 

 

"Surfboard without a rider" 

 

 

 

Do this Gangnam Style 

 

 

Into the mystic 

 

 

 

Tadaaaa!! 

 

Enough cute stuff there are waves to surf

 

 

 

Epic yo! 

 

 


 

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jeremiah@jeremiahkphotography.com (Jeremiah Khokhar Photography) Beach Cleargram Clearwater Beach FlaBestBeach Sand Key Sunset Surf Waves http://jeremiahkphotography.com/blog/2013/11/clearwater-surfers-be-like-woohoo-17-mile-an-hour-winds Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:07:28 GMT