Tuesday, January 29, 2013

snake on the steps

We had an interesting guest at the house this morning

snake and house

he (or she -it's rude to check) was about to come to the door when we walked out

snake climbing steps

but got shy once she (or he -still rude) figured out the house wasn't inhabited by fellow members of the serpentine brotherhood (or sisterhood -it's rude to check that as well) -but not too shy for a quick portrait

snake portrait

before heading back into the grass, where i couldn't resist another portrait

snake head up

it wasn't till she/he (snakes hiss, do female ones hers?) was gone and i got over the wonder of my first snake encounter as a photographer, that i realized i'd seen something quite special: someone without legs (or limbs) climbing steps. Certainly made for an intriguing subject

snake on steps 2

Sunday, January 27, 2013

William Trubridge's secret admirer

No, it's not me -i'm quite open about it. And it's funny to see on this island, when people come to the Blue Hole, they tend to know about William Trubridge and they're quite vocal about their admiration too. But i've noticed something not everyone can see, and maybe even Billy does not know: every day, when he plunges into unbelievable depths

will down mono whole hole

and swims back up again

will up mono tarpon whole hole

his moves are followed by one of the tarpon, who even after he's reached the surface, keeps staring up at him adoringly

tarpon looks up at will

Monday, January 7, 2013

William and the whole hole

On a clear day, you can see forever -and William Trubridge, and the whole Blue Hole

william no fins clear hole