Gotta Get Back in Time


Back to the Future Delorean by Chip Bunnell PhotographyNEWS FLASH! Great Scott! Doc Brown and Marty McFly just landed in the town of Appleton, WI! Before vanishing a vibrant flash of light, I was lucky enough to photograph the futuristic ride.

Prior to his eye-catching departure, I asked Doc how he was going to get up to 88 mph on the small town roads. He simply replied, “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” And then he broke into a chorus of ‘Better get back in time!’ In the distance, I heard Marty mumbling something about the book being wrong and losing a fortune on the $%#! Cubbies!

Who knew a movie franchise originally released 30 years ago would actually get some things right. My iPad is great and 3D movies are everywhere.  Of course, I don’t have my hoverboard, the shark still looks fake and the Cubbies, well, they remain the Cubbies.

Happy Back to the Future Day!

Photo Stuff:  Single frame, edited in LR and PS

Chip Bunnell Photography
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Airboat in the Everglades


Airboat in the Everglades by Chip Bunnell Photography

The “River of Grass” is not as difficult to navigate as it may look. From the bank, it looks like an endless field of grass with unknown critters below the line. In reality, it is a very delicate ecosystem that serves as the home to many birds, alligators and other endangered species.  It is critical to travel through these protected waters in the least aggressive means possible.  One solution – the airboat.

Long ago, inhabitants realized the destructive nature of the traditional boat propeller system on the soft river bottom. By moving the propeller above the waterline, the possibility of prop damage was removed.  This giant fan was then mounted to a unique flat bottomed hull to allow the boat to glide over the grass and even muddy land with ease. The airboat was born!

Today, these boats are the primary way to explore deep in the “Glades” and observe this wonderful slice of nature. Not only is it a responsible way to view this National Park, but it is truly exhilarating to seemingly fly across winding canals in search of some of the most remote residents.

Photo Stuff: Single frame, Processed in LR and Topaz Clarity
Fuji X-T1
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