4 Shelby in Carrabelle at the beginning of our first afternoon of shooting.
5 In memory of my father, Simmons Barry, born July 15, 1917,
died March 9, 1999, of ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease;” and
my mother, born Noblet Beryl Huye on January 28, 1922,
and presently suffering from severe Alzheimer’s.
6 Grand Isle, Louisiana, at sunset.
7 Fiery sunrise along the Amite River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
8 Shelby wearing her black wig in the Hat Room of Hotel Alice .
9 An oyster fisherman beginning his day in Eastpoint, Florida.
10 Under US Highway 1 bridge at daybreak in Melbourne, Florida.
11 Jon B Barry, Author: Photo credit: Amanda Renee Stelly
12 Spectacular sunrise on the Baton Rouge skyline.
13 House in Carabelle: I rented the house at 301 River Road in Carrabelle, Florida. We had a private dock and many other amenities. With the deck shown in the photo above facing east, we were rewarded with a fantastic sunrise view each morning
14 In Carrabelle Bay, driftwood tree washed ashore by a hurricane
15 Brielle in the driftwood tree.
16 Brielle in our first shoot on Carrabelle Sound.
17 Brielle in the water at Carrabelle Beach.
18 Brielle attracts the critters. Here she is and the dogs were coming from all directions.
19 A common white Livingston egret fishes for his food in the sunrise over the bay at Carrabelle.
20 I ate in one of the local Carrabelle restaurants and met a most wonderful couple. They were happily married for years and years.
21 Bonnie eating with me in the Carrabelle restaurant.
22 Bonnie eating creamed spinach soup.
23 Author Jon B Barry slurping down oysters in the restaurant with Bonnie.
24 I never saw any large oyster boats at Eastpoint. I wondered where they were because all the locals were telling me about the huge volume of oysters the sound produced. All the oysters I ate there were very small, but tasty.
25 Brielle at an early morning sunrise shoot at Eastpoint, FL.
26 Brielle in Carrabelle. I photographed her three times while I was in the Florida Panhandle.
27 Brielle at Eastpoint.
28 Sunrise over the Carrabelle Bay.
29 This feisty blue crab was stranded in a puddle at low tide.
30 Whitney-AKA Lydia at the Honey Lake Plantation near Tallahassee. I was with Lydia when we discovered Carrabelle.
31 Whitney at Honeylake Plantation.
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57 Whitney at Honeylake Plantation.
58 Whitney at Honeylake Plantation.
59 Toni - AKA Bonnie was the first model I photographed in Carrabelle.
60 Bonnie in the tall green weeds.
61 Bonnie off of the Carrabelle River.
62 Bonnie on the step leading down to the Carrabelle River.
63 Toni in Carrabelle.
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66 Bonnie in the Gulf at Carrabelle Beach.
67 Bonnie shows her love for crustaceans...especially crabs...for the moment.
68 Toni in Panacea. She was blessed with wind induced pregnancy.
69 Toni in Carrabelle.
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95 Jon B Barry in Carrabelle.
96 Michelle came to Carrabelle about a week after Bonnie and I arrived. She came with her fiancé and they spent a week with us.
97 Michelle in Hell's Kitchen near Carrabelle.
98 Michelle came with her boyfriend from Arkansas. They were there concurrently for five days with Bonnie.
99 Michelle on Carrabelle Beach surf.
100 Michelle on her last morning in Carrabelle.
101 Toni in Hell's Kitchen near Carrabelle.
102 Michelle wearing live earrings.
103 Toni and Michelle in Carrabelle.
104 Michelle on Carrabelle Beach surf.
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119 Michelle on Carrabelle Beach surf.
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125 Michelle on the boardwalk in a deserted subdivision in Carrabelle. There were many many subdivisions like that and it made for great private places to work.
126 Michelle on Carrabelle Beach surf.
127 Michelle on Carrabelle Beach surf.
128 Michelle on Carrabelle Beach surf.
129 Callie came to Carrabelle with Reid Windle and I worked with her two days before I shot Shelby the first time.
130 Callie in Carrabelle.
131 Callie in Carrabelle.
132 I was working with Callie while Reid was working with Shelby down the street from us. I turned and took my first photo of Shelby.
133 Callie in Carrabelle.
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137 Shelby and Callie on our first day of shooting them in Carrabelle.
138 Callie on the balcony of our Carrabelle house.
139 Shelby with Callie and Reid.
140 Callie on the stairwell of our house in Carrabelle.
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163 Callie in the backyard of Carrabelle.
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174 With a mild fog or haze, I was able to catch the light of the early morning. I loved the hazy look that I was seeing.
175 Eastpoint is due west of Carrabelle. On three different occasions I was there for the sunrise and the early activity of the oyster fishermen. I never saw any large oyster boats, and I feel sure that for Carrabelle and Apalachicola, oystering is a cottage industry.
176 Birds of all varieties, including this willet, abounded along any stretch of beach.
177 This gentleman is the man who told me about the Dwarf Cypress Swamp.
178 I became fascinated by all the little colorful crabs that were present everywhere. This particular tiny ghost crab must have been an alpha crab, because while most of them fled upon my appearance, this one challenged me. I let him win. Big of me I think.
179 The sunrises in the Carrabelle area were always stupendous for the duration of my stay there. Each morning I was up before the sun, and ready with my camera in a location I knew would produce good results.
180 The colors I saw and photographed were truly amazing. Eastpoint was one of my favorite spots in the Carrabelle area.
181 One of the many monarchs I saw. I expected them to gang up for their annual migration to Mexico, but on this trip, I never saw it happen.
182 The bartender at the Gibson Hotel in Apalachicola told me that the best oysters in the world come right out of the Apalachicola Bay. But I know better. Nothing beats the Louisiana oyster.
183 Bonnie in a store in Apalachicola, FL sporting her new ring.
184 Toni on the floor at daybreak.
185 Toni on the back porch.
186 Toni on the floor at daybreak.
187 Getting ready for the morning run to the oyster beds, these two men came with their entire families.
188 Michelle in Eastpoint.
189 Michelle in Eastpoint.
190 Michelle in Eastpoint.
191 Michelle in Eastpoint.
192 Michelle in Eastpoint. I used this location for shooting Shelby on my last morning with her in Carrabelle. Reid Windle acted as lookout for that shoot. I was alone with Michelle when we shot there and there were way too many people there for her to get naked.
193 This old boat supplied me with two wonderful sessions with two different models.
194 I learned that with a bit of hard work, these guys can make $500 a day doing their trade. But I think oystering must also be a social thing.
195 Eastpoint was right near Carrabelle, and I would arise early in the morning so I could catch the oyster fishermen on their way to the oyster beds.
196 We wished this boat was available to us.
197 An oysterman almost ready to make his daily trip to the public oyster beds. These beds are fished so often that today most of the oysters are on the smallish side.
198 As each day grew closer to fall, the light got even better. The mornings were spectacular.