Sunday, January 17, 2010


01.17.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

A preference for driving the more 'interesting' back country roads over the interstate highways with heavy traffic often means two-lane roads and sometimes getting stuck behind a slow moving vehicle! Since my photography today would be limited to my 'drive-by' opportunities, waiting to pass actually becomes an opportunity for a more focused shot!

Following this airboat for a couple of miles reminded me of the diversity of land and ecosystems in Florida. Airboats are popular in the Everglades as well as around Lake Okeechobee (this photo's location). Their props are huge and protected by the wire caging...and they are extremely loud (often aircraft engines are used). Nevertheless, they are a fun ride and/or an effective marine transportation mode for fishing. Between Lakeport and Buckhead Ridge, FL


  1. Now there's something I have never seen on the road. I really like the yellow sky at tint of this photo

  2. I like how the airboat is off-center. Nicely done!

  3. First time I've seen or heard of an airboat. Interesting!

  4. Wonderful golden glow. And yes - sometimes we get frustrated behind slow-moving traffic instead of looking at it as an opportunity to take time to see.