Food Photography - December 2017

On Friday, December 1st, I photographed the new menu at the increasing popular Ivy City Smokehouse in Northeast Washington D.C. 

Shrimp and Grits 

Shrimp and Grits 

Corned beef sandwich 

Corned beef sandwich 

Cheesecake 

Cheesecake 

Thanksgiving Vacation - Southwest Florida

Photographs from a quick trip to Southwest Florida to visit family during the 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday. We visited Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Bonita Beach, Port of the Isles, Everglades National Park and Pine Island.

These are the first images taken on my new Nikon d850 which came in the mail just before departing Annapolis.  I am excited to start using this camera as my 'workhorse' to replace the d750, d500 and d800 that I have been using for just over two years.  

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on Sanibel Island near Blind Pass - the inlet that divides through Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on Sanibel Island near Blind Pass - the inlet that divides through Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Florida angler, Andrew Wright with a Red Drum caught in Everglades National Park near the area where Hurricane Irma made landfall in September

Florida angler, Andrew Wright with a Red Drum caught in Everglades National Park near the area where Hurricane Irma made landfall in September

Wade fishing at sunset in Pine Island Sound near Pineland, Florida

Wade fishing at sunset in Pine Island Sound near Pineland, Florida

Kayaking in Pine Island Sound near Pineland

Kayaking in Pine Island Sound near Pineland

The post office in Pineland has been the subject of paintings and photographs for artists

The post office in Pineland has been the subject of paintings and photographs for artists

A backroad on Pine Island lined by Palm Farms

A backroad on Pine Island lined by Palm Farms

Royal Palm forest

Royal Palm forest

White Ibis feeding at sunset on a Pine Island Sound grass flat

White Ibis feeding at sunset on a Pine Island Sound grass flat

White Ibis feeding on the edge of a creek lined with Red Mangroves

White Ibis feeding on the edge of a creek lined with Red Mangroves

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Red Mangrove Tree Crab 

Red Mangrove Tree Crab 

The boardwalk winding through the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The boardwalk winding through the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Swamp Lily

Swamp Lily

Loblolly Pine sappling

Loblolly Pine sappling

Sea Grape leaf 

Sea Grape leaf 

World Fisheries Day

Today, November 21st, is "World Fisheries Day", a day that was established to reflect on our evolving knowledge of the water, aquatic resources and the communities that depend upon on the resources. 

Over the past eight years I have paired my passion for photography with my interest and curiosity for the aquatic resources in the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. As I came to realize the storytelling power of photography, I looked deeper and deeper into the Chesapeake Bay's fisheries to create 'Working the Water.' I plan to continue my documentation of fisheries, in the Chesapeake and beyond, to help tell the story of the seafood, the harvesters and the environment.

In this post, I have included pictures of fisheries that I have documented in on the Atlantic Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Cuba.