Larry Mingledorff - Photography
I am a Florida native, raised in Keystone Heights. During my career as a CPA, I was blessed with the opportunity to live in and travel to beautiful cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. However, I never lost my love for Florida and specifically the Palm Coast area so I retired and relocated here in 2012. Photography is my passion and I am overwhelmed with the opportunities in the Palm Coast area.
It is early spring thus my interest as a photographer is on the various shades of green colors.
I am sitting on a dock overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) with my camera close at hand. I am mesmerized by all the activity starting with the natural beauty of the ICW.
I am staring out toward the small lake behind my home watching the rain drops bounce across the water. I love to watch nature in all of its forms, however, as a photographer, anxious to spend some time capturing the beauty of this area, I have a twinge of disappointment. Then my mind drifts to one thing I have learned as a photographer---do not fight or resist what nature gives you---go with it.
My alarm clock is buzzing, it is dark outside---something must be wrong, I am retired. Oh yes, I promised to take my grandson fishing. Of course my preference is to catch fish that sleep late.
Driving along A1A North bound and the Flagler Pier comes into view and it is hard not to slow my speed and stare as every day and season creates a unique setting. Today has clear blue skies but slightly colder than normal. I notice a large number of sea gulls approaching the Pier and then dropping below my sight line.