Fujifilm and Fernandina Beach

The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 does a respectable job under bright sunshine and blue skies. Here’s a few images from a walkabout in the Historic District of downtown Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island), Florida.

I think Fujifilm’s Instax color film is an excellent film as it appears to handle high contrast scenes well. With the limitations of the camera’s lens just don’t expect sharp pics even when focused at infinity.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – Classic Truck

1951 model GMC truck. Centre Street, downtown Historic District, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida.

My focus was on the ‘GMC’.
Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros B&W film.
Fuji Photo Film Fujica GW690 medium format camera with Fujinon 90mm f3.5 lens.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Fernandina Beach Landmark – The Palace Saloon

Samsung Galaxy S8+
The camera used was a Yashica L AF 35mm point and shoot film camera from 1986 shot of Fujifilm.

The camera used for these two images (above and below) was an Asahi Pentax 6×7 medium-format film camera.

Pirate Pete stands “guard”.
Samsung Galaxy S8+

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – In the drive-thru with “GEE SUS”

Only in Florida does GEE SUS have to wait to place his order.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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NO. 39

Fort Clinch State Park. Located on the extreme northern tip of Amelia Island, Florida.

U.S. Civil War era fort. Untested in battle as it was obsolete by the time it was built. That’s Cumberland Island, Georgia off in the distance.

To discover more about the park and Amelia Island check out this site https://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

Camera – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-170

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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More turtle pics!

Camera – Fujifilm FinePix S9900W (both pics)

My “front yard turtle” is back at it again – aimlessly digging in dry cypress mulch with her back legs. I hope she’s not ill as it appears to be odd behavior when my back yard is a wetlands. Her shell is also rather odd (see below). This gal appears healthy except for the odd shell. She moves quickly and doesn’t appear sick or have an injury.

I don’t believe I’ve seen this type of turtle with a flaking shell. Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8+

Here’s a recent post about a virus that is killing some of Florida’s freshwater turtles – https://myfwc.com/news/all-news/turtle-disease-220/

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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tuesday turtle

I spotted this beautiful turtle (Florida river cooter) trying to find a good place to maybe lay her eggs. My backyard is a natural habitat with a bog, small pond, and stream and one would think is the perfect wetlands for raising young (which it is). In addition to being a great environment for all sorts of creatures you’d think it would also be the perfect spot for a turtle to make a nest and lay her eggs. My front yard is a suburban yard with only a small patch of grass but lots of mulched areas under the big trees. I often see these turtles wandering around in the neighborhood crossing the streets and digging in lawn grasses in failed attempts at nest building.

Here this gal is trying to dig in the cypress mulch without much success.

Beautiful shell which looks like it’s shedding off an older layer. She’s not doing a great job of blending in with her surroundings though.
I got this one close-up and then let her be. I checked the spot she was digging in latter in the day and there were no eggs.

More info can be found at https://srelherp.uga.edu/turtles/pseflo.htm

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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My town Fernandina Beach – an odd mix of pics

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida – located between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Amelia River to the west, that’s why we’re an island.

Florida brown pelican with the Amelia River in the background. Sorry, no fish for you today!
Industrial ugly! One of two paper and pulp mills on the north end of the island near the downtown historic district.
Rusty and crusty old sign along the river.
Ornate doors greet customers in this Center Street business.
More industrial ugly. Looking south towards mill number two and its giant wood chip mountain.
If you’ve got tracks then you’ve got trains.
Center Street landmark since the late 1800s.
The Palace – Florida’s oldest continually operating saloon.
Gracious old oaks frame a business on Center Street (aka Centre Street).
It’s all in the details both large and small.
Details.
And more details.

Camera – Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Images from April 2014 while on a photo walk about.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Memorial Day – 2021

A day to remember the fallen and a day to wish for a more peaceful future.

From April 2016 while on a photo walk in my town.

Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Same town, same day. I think it’s a hawk.
One of our grand old buildings along Center Street.
My favorite flag pic.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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wordless wednesday

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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