Marco Island

     Last week my wife and I were lucky enough to head south for a week of sunshine and white sandy beaches. We went to Marco Island, FL and took a quick trip over to Naples one afternoon. I lugged all my gear and my DJI Phantom 4 along for the trip and it was well worth it! I was able to capture some great images and some fun 4K footage of the island with the drone that you can see here.

 Marco Island Sunrise taken with Phantom4

Marco Island Sunrise taken with Phantom4

     On the first morning I went out with the drone to shoot some video and take some shots. It was a beautiful morning with only a slight breeze so flying wasn't an issue.  After working with the drone for a bit I took a long walk down the beach and just shot all kinds of stuff. The seagulls were extremely comfortable around people and had no issues posing for a picture.

 Seagull taken with the Olympus Pen-F and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Seagull taken with the Olympus Pen-F and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

 Snowy Egret taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Snowy Egret taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

 Umbrella taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Umbrella taken with Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

     Later that evening my wife and I went out to dinner and made it back to the beach just in time to catch sunset. We literally made it just in time and this is the only shot I got as we ran out to the beach.

 Marco Island Beach Sunset taken with Olympus Pen-F and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Marco Island Beach Sunset taken with Olympus Pen-F and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

     Over the next few days it was more of the same as I just walked and explored the Island. However on Thursday afternoon we went to Naples so we could watch the sunset at Naples Fisherman Pier. It was pretty crowed but we got an awesome sunset that night! 

 Naples Pier taken with the Olympus E-M1 and 12-40mm 2.8 & B+W 10 stop ND filter

Naples Pier taken with the Olympus E-M1 and 12-40mm 2.8 & B+W 10 stop ND filter

 Naples Sunset taken with the Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Naples Sunset taken with the Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

     All in all we had a great trip to Florida. Beautiful weather and a nice break form the winter cold in Michigan! I will leave you with a few more shots from our trip...

 Shells taken with the Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Shells taken with the Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

 Palms taken with the Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8

Palms taken with the Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 12-40mm 2.8