Sunday Aug 25th, 2013
New Page is being designed

After almost 7 years with this design, its time for a change.  I'll be creating a new web site over the coming weeks...stay tuned!

Posted by Marc at 5:23pm

Saturday, November 26th, , 2011

Where have I been?

I've been away for far too long.  New career, new home, new city.  All feels good and right.  Now to get the camera back in my hands.  Looking forward to getting some new video toys for the holidays.  We'll see?? (Santa, are you listening??).

Posted by Marc at 5:23pm

 

Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Moon and Astrophotography

Its' been quite a while since I've made additions to the web site. Life sometimes throws you a curve ball, which if you don't get out of the way...BAM!
This month I've focused on breaking out the telescope for some celestial photography. The weather has been extreemly cooperative these last few nights. I've posted one of my favority Lunar images in the Scenic section ( http://www.h2opictures.com/photos_scenic.htm ). I'll be trying for Andromeda and the Orion Nebula over the next few nights. So stay tuned.

Posted by Marc at 4:19pm

Friday, Jan 22, 2010
Forest Glen Motoplex

Well, now I've done it! My passion for motorcycles has invaded my photography. Since its' opening a few weeks ago, I've been spending some time with the folks over at the "Glen". In part because I'm riding motocross now...yeah, that's right...I'm starting at 45! Long story short, I'm a big contributor to thier cause, photographically speaking. And due to the overwhelming response I've recieved, I needed to create a site dedicated just for this sport.

Please visit my Forest Glen Motoplex site to see if I've got your picture!

Posted by Marc at 7:15pm

Saturday,Oct 3rd, 2009
Animals, Scenic and Miscellaneous

I've finally made it around to updating these sections with new imagry that's been collected over the last few months. If you haven't peeked at them lately...now would be a good time. I have a few big projects coming up in the next few months involving BIG Cats...so stay tuned!

Posted by Marc at 7:15pm

Saturday, Aug 1st, 2009
TravelHost Magazine

One of my baby Green Sea Turtle images was used in the TravelHost magazine in the Aug/Sept issue to help promote hatchling awareness.

Posted by Marc at 3:15pm

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Fantasy of Flight

Through one of my network connections, I was invited to come to Fantasy of Flight and photograph their Mustangs and Mustangs event.

Posted by Marc at 3:15pm

Monday, Feb 2nd, 2009
2008 in Review

Well, all in all it was a pretty good year by all acounts....and here are a few of the more interesting bullit points;

Over 606,000 hits, 24,000 guests, people from 103 countries visited H2opictures. The U.S. by far had the most, with at least one visitor checking in from Cameroon. And it looks like Mondays at around 1pm is when you like to visit more than any other time. We were published about a dozen times, making the cover of Mote magazine 3 times, the cover of the Yellow Pages, two childrens books, a New York Times best seller and the rest making up local and regional new papers.

I'm looking forward to a productive and inspiring 2009!

Posted by Marc at 11:59pm

Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2008
Monkeys, Covers and Turkeys

An odd mix to be sure. These last few months, I've spend some quality time down at the Talk'in Monkey's Project. And on my latest visit, I had the pleasure of meeting and taking some picture of thier newest resident, Dobby...a new born White Handed Gibbon. Pretty darn cute. I'll have an image or two posted in the "Projects" tab.

Also this last week I found out that I made the cover of the winter issue of the Mote magazine. They decided to use the picture of the baby green sea turtle who is making a sprint to the water for the cover. And....there are about 15 other images of mine in the magazine, so needles to say, I'm pretty thrilled!!

And finally, everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Marc at 7:30pm

Friday, July 18th, 2008
The Store is OPEN!!!

Yes, that's right. You asked for it, you got it!. It's starting out small, but with your input, additional images will be added with a very short turn around. Through the store, you'll now have the ability to purchase prints, posters and framed pieces of art...delivered right to your door step. New images will be added all time, but if there is something you want...ASK, and I'll make it happen. Take a peek...The H2o Pictures Store

Posted by Marc at 7:30pm

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
4th of July

Well, this 4th of July was my first chance to take some picture of fireworks with a digital camera. Things just happen to fall into place for this...weather was clear with a slight breeze, great position and the Moon was right behind almost every shot...sweet!! I've posted two of my favorites in the Scenic section.

Posted by Marc at 11:58pm

Wednesday, June 19th, 2008
Whales, WEB's and a Book

Last night was pretty interesting. Mote Aqurium has two Pygmy Killer Whales (Feresa attenuata)in thier hospital for care and treatment after a stranding. One of the whales was taken to a local MRI facility last night for testing. Here is a link to some of the images I took of the event (link).

Also this month was the release of the childens book, Those Magical Manatees, where I'm credited with a few images. I love doing this kind of thing for kids!

And lastly, the web site for The Talking Monkeys Project is complete and up and running. Please take a look at the web site and donate what you can. They are an incredible organization!

Posted by Marc at 9:00pm

Sunday, April 20th, 2008
April, yet another exciting month for H20 Pictures!

A few months back, I was approched by Justin Richard and Eric Ballard, chemistry graduate students at North Carolina State University. They wanted to use one of my images for a reaserch paper. Being able to share my images is one of the main reasons for me to have H2O Pictures, so I was more than happy to help. As it turns out, the paper they wrote was published in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) this month. And the picture made the inside cover of the journal (RSC). So, to Justin and Eric....a job well done!!

On a different note, this weekend I was invited to visit the "Talking Monkey's" primate rescue center here in Florida. What a wonderful facility. I can never say enough about the people that dedicate their time...their lives in fact, for the protection and caring for animals that can no longer be released into the wild. I've posted a few images from this weekend in the Projects section.

Posted by Marc at 08:00pm

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Well, we took a mini vacation last week to Animal Kindom in Disney World. Not exactally an exotic travel destination, but it does offer the opportunity to see and photography animals that we might not have a chance to experience in the wild. So I've added a few from our trip to the Animals section. I'll have a few more ready to add later in the week.

And for those of you who live in the Sarasota / Bradenton area of florida, if you recived the local Yellow Pages on your door step, you'll notice a picture of Moonshine (one of the local dolphin residents at Mote Marine). Yeah, that's my picture.

Pretty Sweet!!!

Posted by Marc at 08:00am

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
Additional Photo's and a Meet-Up Link

More images have been added to both the Animals and Scenic tabs.

And if your a photographer, check out this web site, meetup.com It's a listing of groups and locations. There are two that I've joined up with to see what they are all about. One is the photography group in Florida, the other is the photography group in Sarasota/Bradenton. It might be worth it to take a look and see if its right for you?

Posted by Marc at12:22pm

Friday, December 14th, 2007
Happy Festivus!

Well, the holidays are certainly upon us.

Last weekend, I took a short road trip down south to the Naples Zoo. What an unexpected treat. All-in-all, a great local zoo. I managed to capture a few strong images of their Tigers and Lions. The pictures have been added to the Animals tab.

Thank you for all of your support this year
. See you in 2008!

Posted by Marc at9:30pm

Sunday, November 25th, 2007
Ooops, I did it again?

Winter is starting out hot this year. I just found out that the turtle shot I captured back in August (see the creature link below), has made it as a full page image in the 2008 Florida Gulf Islands Visitors Guide. And I've made the cover of the winter issue of Mote magazine with a Snook image,along with a handfull of other images for the covers article.

I've also posted some new images from Mote in the Projects tab as well as few feathered friends in the Animals tab. So please take a look and enjoy!

Posted by Marc at 2:30pm

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
Baby Green Turtles!

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to Siesta Key for a special treat...the release of a few Green Sea Turtle hatchlings. I've posted a few of my favorite images in the Creatures section. At only a day or two from hatching, you can't begin to imagine what drive these little guys had. There is so much we don't understand...where do they go....how do they know...the list goes on. Watching them scurry to the water was really something to see!

Thank you Kelly !

Posted by Marc at 9:00pm

Friday, July 6th. 2007
More images added

I've made a few minor scientific classification corrections for some of the animals from the Sydney Wildlife world. Also, new images from our inital visit to the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Fl.. can be found in the Animals section. I'm planning on making a return visit there towards mid July. I'll be testing out some new hardware, the Canon 100-400mm Telephoto-Zoom IS Lens. So, I'm pretty excited to see what kind of images we can capture with the new toy.

Stay tuned!

Posted by Marc at 10:30pm

Sunday, May 20th, 2007
G'Day Mate

Back from Australia, and look what I've found....Koala's, Koala's, Koala's!!! These little guys are a cute and furry as they look. With the assistance of the great staff over at the Sydney Wildlife World, I was able to spend some quality time with all their animals. You can see some of what I captured in the Projects and Animals tabs. A sincere thanks goes to Anja and Katrina for making me feel so welcome.

Sea Lions, Penguins...lions, tigers and bears, oh my! The Sydney Aquarium was also kind enough to invite me behind the scenes with their animals and staff. They have a beautiful facility, and their staff was the greatest. A few of my favorite images have been posted in the Mammals and Animals tabs. Gloria, thank you!

Posted by Marc at 1:15pm

Saturday, May 1st, 2007
May is going to be a BIG month

Some exciting things are happening this month for H2O Pictures. First, we had a few images appear in the Summer addition of Mote Magazine. Thank you Nadine and Jamie. Second, the children's book "Those Delightful Dolphins" is set for release in a few weeks. In which there will be a couple dolphin pictures that you may have seen from this site. And finally, the author Robert Kurson, who wrote Shadow Divers (a New York Times best seller) is expected to have his next book hit the store shelves May 15th; Crashing Through. I was fortunate enough to have met with Robert a few months ago, and in a shameless act of self-promotion, invited him to visit the web site. Funny how things work out sometimes. He did. A few days passed, and Robert asked if he could use a few images for the new book.

So needless to say, I'm a pretty happy camper right now!

Oh yeah, and I'll have pictures added from the Australia trip mid May...sweet!

Posted by Marc at 7:12pm

Sunday, February 4th. 2007
More images added

Additional images have been added to the 'Sharks", "Scenic", Mammals" and "Animals" sections.

Posted by Marc at 5:33pm

Monday, January 15th, 2007
More "Scenic" images added

Additional images have been added from my trip to Halifax,Nova Scotia.

Posted by Marc at 1:25pm

Wednesday,January 3rd, 2007
A new year, a tab and new images added

Happy New Year! To start things off, I needed to re-arrange the site a bit, and ended up renaming the "Above Water" tab to "Animals" and I've added a new tab called "Scenic". New images have been added to these tabs as well as new images in the "Projects" tab. Enjoy!

Posted by Marc at 11:07pm
Thursday,Novemeber 30th,2006
"Above Water" images added

A few new images from around Florida, Alaska and Hong Kong have been added to the "Above Water" tab in the Photography section.

Posted by Marc at 10:38pm

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Projects added to the Photography tab

At the request of a number of visitors, I have added a new section to the photography tab called "Projects". Here you'll mainly find my latest cooperative efforts with Mote Marine Aquarium. You can visit them on the web at www.mote.org.

Posted by Marc at 9:33pmThursday, September 21st, 2006
"A True Story"

"A True Story" has been added to the Resources section.

Posted by Marc at 12:42am Saturday, September16, 2006
Shark Video...

I've just added my second video to the site, "SHARKS". The video's are best viewed at 320x240 or slightly lager. And I'm now in the process, and will be for some time, of digitizing literally 1000's of 35mm slides from my achieves.

Posted by Marc at 11:42pm
Wednesday, September10, 2006

The new web page is now official!

As of September 6th, the new site has been up and running. Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be updating the site with new images, links and an on-line store. I will also be posting an article on my transition from film to digital photography.

I've also added a new section to this site...Video! Take a peek at the short movie from my last trip aboard the Dolphin Dream. I'm not entirely sure where I'll be going with video yet. But it does provide a "what it was like to be there" sort of feel. If it's something you'd like to see more of, drop me a note.

So, please check back frequently to see what's new!

Posted by Marc at 6:01pm