I thought I would publish this in honor of the upcoming Independence Day. I took this at Fort Crowe Fireworks in Alabama last week. I guess their business will suffer now that Georgia has started selling fireworks also. Jareth was nice enough to allow me the run of the store to photograph anything I wanted. A big thanks to him.

“Captain Doug”

Captain Doug

I am preparing to print my give away prints for all my subjects from the March Apalachicola workshop and came across this image of Captain Doug early one morning at the docks. He was once a fishing captain and has now fallen on hard times, as is the case with a lot of the people in Eastpoint. With the decline of the oyster industry everybody has suffered. I got to listen to a lot of great fishing stories while I photographed these guys and that is always the best part of the experience.

“Fort Crowe”

Fort Crowe 1

Another from the Alabama road trip. I had photographed this fireworks store back in 2008 and just happened to drive by last Monday. This time it was open and I got to photograph inside (to come later). I really liked this angle of the front with the nice sky. It is a 6 shot HDR converted in Silver Efex Pro and a little selenium tone.

Fort Crowe 2008.

Fort Crowe 2008