Heat exhaustion.....

This week I went to Manasota Key with a couple of good friends. The south end of the island ends at Stump Pass, which, is a perfect name. There were many dead trees and stumps on the beach that were sculpted by waves coming in from the gulf.  It was a great place for long exposure photography.

I brought a new Sony A6000 camera with a Zeiss 16-70mm lens. Using a 10 stop filter, I took many shots. Most of these did not turn out because I had the wrong focus setting on the new camera. This is one of the reasons I chose to use only this camera that day. I needed to learn the camera settings before my upcoming trip to Hawaii.

My friends began the return hike before I did. They knew it was too hot to continue. I, however, wanted to shoot more of these beautiful stumps and stayed longer. Too much longer. By the time I began the hike back it was very hot, well into the 90's. At about the halfway point I had finished the last of my water and felt like I couldn't take another step. 

I was lucky that a lovely couple saw my predicament and offered to take me back to the parking lot in their boat. The Universe was certainly tuned into my situation!!! I was in serious trouble and have no idea how I would have made it back without their assistance. Life is good in Florida, but, I may stay out of the afternoon sun for awhile.....