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August 29, 2015

Mermaid in Shroud Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands


Shroud Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands. Mermaid Portfolio Workshop 2015.
Model: Ashley Soltis
Liked Robert Minnick's description of it: "exhilarating, wonderful, exciting, and exhausting week."
I slept 13 recovery hours last night.
Three bags of photographic everything still lost (Sat aftenoon) after not making the MIA transfer (10AM Friday). Plane from NAS parked two gates from plane going to Norfolk, but TSA got the bags to do something so they missed getting loaded. AA.com/baggage says they're sorry but the bags have not been found. I am beyond understanding such incompetence.

The Bags did re-appear 24 hours later with no evidence of pilfering or even TSA opening them. Why they weren't on earlier flights MIA-to-ORF is a mystery. American Airlines Baggage Office Staff at ORF today an uncaring, surly, inattentive, unresponsive pair. Not good.

August 28, 2015

BTS in Rocky Dundas Cay, MPW 2015, Exuma Cays


Behind the scenes working in one of the grottos on Rocky Dundas Cay, Exuma Cays during Mermaid Portfolio Workshop earlier this week. We float camera, Profoto B1 light and other dry "stuff" in the blue bag weighting the tripod. Our entrance is the triangle hole at the back of the grotto, so we have to time the entry to tide, wind and wave conditions. The "picture" is the mermaid in the foreground and up to the hole in the grotto ceiling.

Model: Nicole Carter
Photo: Ashley Soltis, GoPro Hero3

Mermaid Line-Up, MPW 2015 Exuma Cays


Mermaid Portfolio Workshop on Highbourne Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands day before yesterday.
l-r Angela Taylor, Emily Guglielmo, Rose Watkins, Corinna Herden, Nicole Carter, Megan Little, Ashley Soltis, Laurie Smith, Rachel Smith, Malena Sharkey, Cydney Tolbert and Celine Van de Voorde

Sky over South Carolina


Editing Mermaid Portfolio Workshop images MIA-ORF on my very favorite regional jet, an American Airlines EMB175. Now roughly over Charleston, SC.

August 19, 2015

Underwater Dancer


Model: Marah Strickland
Location: Studio Pool, Lakeside, Virginia Beach, VA

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