Nothing gold can stay

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Donna Kay is a shrimp boat beached on Florida’s Forgotten Coast near Port St. Joe. Though her origin is unclear, the rumor is she was set free during a storm in Louisiana for the insurance. She showed up lodged on Cape San Blas a couple of years later becoming somewhat of a celebrity, even having her own Facebook page.

Some say photography is all about the light and in this case that is true.  In one hour, I experienced everything from flat gray light to this spectacular golden light producing both dark moody and colorful images.   This is a two-minute exposure that softened the waves and gave the clouds a sense of motion.

The second image was taken six minutes later. The light had changed from orange and gold to pinks and blues. Donna Kay in Gold best represents the amazing display of light that I witnessed on that beach.  It is my favorite image from 2020.

Donna Kay in Blue – Changing colors just six minutes later.

This is the second of three features of Donna Kay to show how light changes an image.  This recently won 1st place in the Travel Division and Best of Show in the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers photo salon.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. Their website is Email them at If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.


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