As some of you heard, I suddenly had to make the switch to freelancing last week. While it’s a frightening leap it’s something that I had been thinking about the last couple months. While I’ve tried to prepare for it, there are still a bunch of uncertainties, and I’m so thankful for all the support I’ve gotten these last few days. Doors are opening up and I’m eager to be working with the wonderful creative community that has been prospering in Pensacola. One door that opened was the opportunity to photograph the Art and Wine Festival, hosted by the Pensacola … Read more
This year’s annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival was this past weekend. It was my first time going, even my first time in Foley, but I was pleasantly surprised. The traffic was a little out of control, but both the town and the event were quaint and interesting. Besides the obvious attraction from which the festival gets it’s name, there were arts and crafts, food vendors, a carnival, and various other minor events. Unfortunately I got got there rather later than I had planned so I didn’t get to enjoy much of these other offerings before they started setting … Read more
To put an end to the year, I spent a couple hours downtown during the Pensacola Pelican Drop. Sometimes I forget that there are that many people living in Pensacola. Place was packed and finding a decent spot near the action proved difficult. For those who didn’t attend or don’t live in the area, the Pelican Drop is Pensacola’s equivalent to the Ball Drop at Times Square. Lots of festivities including several music acts in the street and in restaurants and bars, a Ferris-wheel that was brought in for the occasion, and of course, lots of drinking and fun-having.