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Pine Island Aerials

39 Comments

  1. Penelope Higgins

    You captured such beauty in our own back yard!

    A wonderful blog – thanks so much for posting!

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  2. blastedgoat

    Gorgeous photos of an amazing place! I would love to visit. Used to work with aerial photography at my job and still love looking at the world from above 🙂

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  3. karen sherwood

    THIS IS AWESOME….I WANT TO SHARE YOUR FABULOUS PHOTOS…WITH FAMILY UP NORTH!!!!!THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS….WE LOVE THE ISLAND….BEEN HERE FOR 12 YEARS…HUBBY HAS BEEN HERE 16YEARS…..

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  4. Penny &Dave Tice, Belmont N. C.

    Truly enjoyed the photos! Have been coming to Pine Island for years. My parents retired there. Have boated and fished there. Thank you so much.

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  5. Rachel Lee Whisnant

    Mr. Mayhew,

    Thank you so much for your beautiful photography. My family were all mullet and trout fishermen in SW Florida since the late 1800s. My parents lived in a fisherman’s “shack” on the beach in St. James City when I was born in 1951. My first memory in life was awakening before daybreak in my mother’s arms as she carried me down to the boat, climbed in, then placed me under the bow. When I awoke a little later and crawled from under the bow, she and my father were catching “shiners” for their long day of trout fishing. Egg sandwiches for lunch, some lemonade, a thermos of coffee, enjoyed in the shady breeze under a mangrove tree. A fisherman’s little family, hard work, honest work, simple times, good times, precious moments. Your photography has touched my heart, allowing me to visit again that paradise that, for a little while, seemed all ours. Thank you again, so much. Rachel

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  6. Dalo 2013

    Wow Ron, you really do live in a magical place – these are such incredible photos and show a land that has a history and story all its own, and one you own as well. Very cool. This series of shots shows a diverse land and waterways, I am still in awe. Beautiful work, simply beautiful.

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    • fotograffer

      It is a magical place and I really didn’t realize how beautiful it was until I was able to fly over it at such low altitudes.Thanks for your wonderful comments.

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  7. Julene Thorstenson

    Thanks Ron, awesome. I am going to send to my family up north, so they can see why I am so enchanted with Saint James City and the whole area.

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  8. catbirdinchina

    What a fabulous tour of the place you call home, Ron. It was lovely being in the airplane with you! The water textures and colors are amazing. I’ve never been to Sanibel Island and only spent an afternoon on the west coast of Florida, in Tampa, so I definitely would love to explore more. Wonderful photos! 🙂

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      • catbirdinchina

        I bet Lynne loved going on the flight with you! What fun! I will have to take you up on your offer sometime! I’m still dreaming of Cuba, but I have no money right now, and unless Mike wants to come along and pay, it’s out of my reach!! Unless it’s all filled up that is!

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  9. tjbeached1

    These photos are absolutely amazing! When I’m flying into RSW, I always want to sit next to the window to see if I can spot my house in St. James City! But, you have done a spectacular job of capturing what the rest of us cannot see daily! Thank you!

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  10. cyn1020

    You have given us a priceless treasure. For the first time I can see it all. Not until this aerial view of this whole area have I been able to see each island and waterway in relation to all the others. It will help so much when we are heading out of Blue Crab Key in Bokeelia, trying to find our way to one island or another. But more than that, we have it all in the stunning photography of a master photographer. Thank you.

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