Shrimp Boats Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach goers are used to watching shrimp boats near the shore maybe wondering how long and how far they stay offshore.

This inquiry arises as the summer season is upon us here on the east coast of central Florida.

Shrimp boat resting with nets up. Upon calm ocean. Offshore Daytona Beach.

Shrimp boat resting with nets up upon calm ocean offshore Daytona Beach.

You may have not known shrimp season is closed during April and May off Florida waters out to 3 miles from our white sandy beach shoreline. Shrimp boats are allowed to begin working closer to shoreline as of June 1, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Volusia County rules require shrimp boats to be at least 500 yards off our sandy beaches.

Shrimp boat on blue water with nets up offshore of Daytona Beach blue water skyline.

Shrimp boat nets drawn up offshore of Daytona Beach skyline.

The period of  June 1 and March 1, shrimp boats inside the range of one mile of shore are only permitted to deploy two nets, with each net no more sizable than 500 square feet. Any larger netted shrimp boats have to be 1 nautical mile offshore.

Shrimp boat docked at sunset under Port Orange bridge on Halifax RIver.

Shrimp Boat docked under Port Orange bridge on Intracoastal waterway.

Shrimp boats are a photographers dream when photographed so close to our Daytona Beach shoreline. As a professional photographer I have been using many types of cameras and lenses through out the years chasing shrimp boats and plan to continuing capturing many more beautiful Florida seascapes by creating photographs as you see published here.

Early morning sunrising over shrimp boat offshore Daytona Beach, Florida.

Sun rising over shrimp boat offshore Daytona Beach, Florida.

A shrimp boat ran aground in Ormond Beach for almost two weeks before a barge pulled it back out to sea. Interesting beach attraction for tourist and all local residents as it rested on the shoreline.

This shrimp boat ran aground in Ormond Beach for almost two weeks before a barge pulled it back out to sea. Was a real interesting beach attraction for tourist and all local residents as it rested on the shoreline.

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Photographing cloned pets

 

Photo by Tony Giese Photography

Cloned Cocker Spaniel puppy photographed at Ponce Inlet Jetties, Florida.

Cloning the preservation of  your pet dog allows you to recreate and carry on your loved pet to a genetic twin – I recently had the enjoyment in photographing this cloned adorable puppy sharing many of her original mothers character and features.

Sunrise on Daytona Beach with cloned puppy.

This beautiful Cocker Spaniel puppy was coned from her mothers genes producing almost a perfect indistinguishable twin dog.

White Cocker Spaniel

Sleeping Cocker Spaniel reflection in studio on glass.

We as pet lovers enjoy photographing pet portraits by capturing outstanding images that we will be proud memories lasting a lifetime.

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Daytona Beach Boat Christmas Parade

Daytona Beach, Forida embraces its holiday season when it shows off it’s Christmas parades. You have to take a look on the Halifax River.

Boats in Christmas parade heading north up the Halifax river.

Almost dusk and still light out as the boats head north up the Halifax River.

Up and down river they go, as the traditional holiday parade starts heading under all three main Daytona Beach bridges on the Halifax River to the starting point in everything from small motorboats to multimillion-dollar yachts.

Starting point for parade at dusk

Decorated boats heading north on Halifax river for meeting point near the Seabreeze Bridge.

Reflecting thousands of lights on the water create a unique holiday experience while passengers celebrate with speakers playing out holiday tunes.

Costumed passengers gather for photograph on front of cruising yacht.

Costumed passengers gather for photograph on front of cruising yacht.

Free to the public every December: Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Daytona Beach. The event starts on north side of the Seabreeze Bridge at dusk and parades south under the Main Street Bridge, ISB Bridge, Silver Beach Bridge before being judged at Halifax River Yacht Club. There are many viewing locations along the Halifax River, including the yacht club channel river bank, the dock on the channel next to Halifax River Marina, and north side of the entrance to the Daytona Marina and Boat Works. You best arrive early to find parking and prime viewing locations.

Partying with santa on the brilliantly decorated boat parading down the Halifax River, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Partying with santa on the brilliantly decorated boat parading down the Halifax River, Daytona Beach, Florida.

There is something magical about taking your family or loved one out to this colorful, fun boat parade during the holiday season!

Lighted boat in Christmas Parade heading for ISB Bridge, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Lighted boat in Christmas Parade heading for ISB Bridge, Daytona Beach, Florida.

This is one of the best ways to be getting into the start of Christmas spirit as lights reflect off rippled water with holiday sounds in the distance from extravagantly decorated vessels.

The boats colorful lighted reflections stand out in the darkness of the Halifax River, Daytona Beach, Florida.

The boats colorful lighted reflections stand out in the darkness of the Halifax River.

Daytona Beach has this spectacular event every year creating a nice hometown feel.

The brilliant colored boats navigating through marina for judging at Halifax River Yacht Club, Daytona Beach, Florida.

The brilliant colored boats navigating through marina for judging at Halifax River Yacht Club, Daytona Beach, Florida.

By spending an evening with family and friends you will be getting into the spirit of the starting holiday season by peacefully relaxing and viewing colorful boats drifting away.

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Minnesota Fall Colors

As a professional photographer visiting family at Maple Grove, Minnesota during the peak season of fall foliage colors, I enjoy bringing my Nikon d800 camera for a hike at Elm Creek Park Preserve.

Fall colors on foggy morning with bridge crossing over Elm Creek, Elm Park Preserve, Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Foggy fall morning of bridge crossing Elm Creek, Maple Grove, Minnesota.

So nice to see and photograph the brilliant tree colored reflections early morning as if a landscape was painted and ready to frame.  The early morning fog helps add distance to the landscape, steadied by a tripod for bracketing exposures to create colorful HDR images.

Fall leaf colors at Maple Grove

A painted pallet of fall foliage color, Maple Grove, Minnesota.

As you walk the the trails near Elm Creek you see all types of trees, some are labeled by the park for identification. Many have beautiful colorful branches touching the water.

Red Maple leaves over foggy Elm Creek.

Balancing on a log out on the river, I almost slipped and fell as I photographed this brilliant colored maple tree branch reaching out over a foggy Elm Creek.

The best showing of glowing golden-orange-crimson fall colors are right here in central United States at Elm Creek Park Preserve, Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Foggy morning on Elm Creek, Lone red tree reflecting into the creek

One lone red tree on Elm Creek creates center of interest the foggy river reflects back into the distance.

It’s fun as a artist hunting for seasonal peak colors eager to see and photograph the many variety of hues October has to offer in Minnesota. There are so many lakes and parks to choose from as trees reaching their color peaks.

Wooden fence with fallen tree branch against colorful fall leaves.

Fallen tree branch crossing wooden fence leads your eyes around composition of this fall colored image.

Mixed coniferous and deciduous forests have shown a wide array of color for only one to two weeks, making these peak times for good for a fall color road trip.

Look into checking the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fall color finder for the latest updates across Minnesota.

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