Website Update 
Since my return from the last photo trip I have been doing post production of the nearly 1000 images I shot. At the same time I am in the middle of updating the current StuartOnline Website. New photos and contain will be added soon. As many should know Websites have to be continually updated to keep people interested in returning. So keep a eye on StuartOnline for the updates.

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Trip Photo Slideshow Of Florida 
Today I have posted a slideshow of my recent photo travel adventure.
The trip took my down the West coast of Florida via US Route 98, then across US 41 through the Everglades. Then along the East coast of Florida north on A1A.

Just click on the below link.
Look for the arrow near the bottom of the page to start slideshow.

Photo Trip May 4-8, 2011

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Home From Photo Trip --- Planning Next Trip 
After being on the road since May 4th, I have now returned to Gulf Breeze. Over the five days on the road I traveled nearly 1800 miles. The photo trip took me down the west coast of Florida, across the state via 41 through the Everglades. Then over to Miami Beach and up the coast via US A1A via Boca, then over to Daytona Beach. Last stop before heading home was a few hours in St Augustine.

During this photo trip I shot nearly 1000 images. Now I need to spend some time going through these images, editing and posting and of course printing and framing. Be watching this Blog for information on where to view images from this photo adventure.

I am now in the planning stages for my next travel photo trip which should be announced soon.

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Day 5 --- Early Sun Rise Daytona Beach -- St Augustine Visit 
Early morning sun rise at Daytona Beach.



I spend about three hours strolling around St Augustine before heading back to Gulf Breeze.
Below are a few of the images I shot during my visit.













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Day 4 --- Photo Trip 
Today I started from Boca and drove north on A1A along the Atlantic coast heading toward Daytona Beach. Did not do much shooting today until I arrive here in Daytona. The shot below are of Daytona Beach this evening. Tomorrow plan up to head further up A1A to St Augustine.











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Day Three -- Everglades Shark Valley 
After a nice breakfast poolside at the hotel in Naples it was on to heading east on US 41 to the Everglades.

After stopping and talking to a park ranger in the Everglades I asked where a good place would be to photograph wild life? She highly recommended Shark Ally. So it was off to Shark Valley which was another 20 miles east on 41 from where she was located. As you will see from the images below her recommendations was the right thing. I was able to get up and close and personnel with all of these guys below. Many more will be posted on the Website at a later date.

I have stopped in Boca for the evening and will head up north on A1A in the morning as I continue my traveling photo trip.














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Trip Day 2 --- Clearwater & Naples 
After a nights rest in Spring Hill, Florida I headed over to Clearwater Beach for a few shots.
One thing that I was very surprised to find out is how much it is to part on the beach.
Try $12.00 a day and that is only for the weekdays.
So I jumped out of the SUV took a few fast shots and hit the road.



Clearwater Beach shot from the pier. (Do have a panoramic of this, but will work on that after my return.)


Entrance to the pier


Bridge heading out of the Clearwater area


A good day to take in the Sun at Naples Beach.


This is where I had dinner this evening in Naples.
It is on 5th Avenue.
5th Avenue is the high class of the area.


Famous Fifth Avenue of Naples after the rains this evening.


Tomorrow I plan to head further south. I just may end up in Key West.





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Day One Of US Route 98 Trip 
Well, here it is 10:20PM EST and I finally ended my road trip for the first.
I went about 480 miles today and end for the night in Spring Hill, Florida.
Made a couple of stops which one was St George Island.
Below are a few of the photos I shot today.


Inter Coast St George Island


St George Lighthouse


South End Of St George Bridge Boat Anchored

Be watching for day two as I head further south.

Stu

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Welcome to the Blog of Photographer Stuart Schaefer 
Over the coming weeks and months follow my photo work as it takes me across the US and the world.

I had informed a number of folks that I was heading to Niagara Falls for my first traveling Blog. However due to a number of issues that trip has been rescheduled. That trip is now scheduled for July/August 2012 as I will be in Toronto on another assignment. So I did not feel the need to do it twice.

My first traveling Blog should start on or about May 4th as I travel along US Route 98 from Gulf Breeze, Florida to Palm Springs, Florida. The route may very some, but will keep you posted.

(Red line is US Route 98.)

Plans as of now are to travel west to east along US Route 98 and of course documenting this travel via photos along with postings in this Blog. Also this will be part of the photo book I am working on. A number of local businesses have agreed to display some of my work as soon as I am able to print and frame after my return.


Camera gear is all laid out and being checked and ready for packing up.


The list below is some of the gear I will be bringing along:

Cameras
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 30D

Lenses
Canon EF 24-105mm L f/4
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Canon 100-400mm L f/3.5-5.6

Flash
Canon Speedlite 420EX
Canon 580EX Speedlite

Two tripods and one mono pod

Computer
Macbook Pro 2.66 (June 2009)
3 Firewire 800 external portable hard drives for backup & storage of images.

Photo editing software
Photoshop CS5
Lightroom 3

Of course a bunch of miscellaneous items.

Updates should start as mentioned on or about May 4th.

You will be able to ask questions and or post comments as my travels take place.

So bookmark this page if you like and follow along.

Best,

Stu



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