Category Archives: Islamorada

New Digital Photography Class

New digital photography class offered through  And for the first time a 3-hour work shop on High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.  Check out both courses here:

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Color, Black & White, Monochrome

A few thoughts on the color shades of photography:

The primary additive colors for light are red, green, and blue; the primary subtractive colors (which give the primary additive colors when subtracted from white light) are magenta, cyan, and yellow.  Put all of the various color pixels together and you end up with one great color image.

Black and White is a monochrome image using black as the color.

A Monochrome photo is an image made of one color plus shades of that one color such as black and various shades, or blue and various shades of blue.

Comparing the three images below, which do you prefer, the “color”, the “black and white” or the “monochrome”?

Classes begin January 22, 2013 — see the information and schedule in the post below.

Color Sunset Wisp

Color Sunset Wisp

Black & White Sunset Wisp

Black & White Sunset Wisp

Monochrome Sunset Wisp

Monochrome Sunset Wisp

New Web Site

Check out the new website.  Stop in and browse by clicking on Pete Bacheler Photography.

New “Standout” Prints Available

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Pete Bacheler Photography New “Standout” prints on sale at Craig’s Restaurant, 90154 Overseas Highway bay side. Mention this blog page and enjoy a piece of Key Lime pie on the house. Each 8X12 inch print is mounted on 0.75 inch black edge form core ready to hang. Bring a little tropical color to your place and enjoy.  For price and purchase information on line email me directly at  No, for email orders I can’t ship the Key Lime pie.

New Class Dates Digital Photography & Photoshop

The class dates for the fall semester are out for Florida Keys Community College for Digital Photography Beyond the Camera and Photoshop for beginners.  See the information below.  If you have questions please call me 305.522.4863.

Digital Photography  9/04/2012-10/30/2012
CRN: 10410
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Tuition: $155
Upper Keys Campus / Room 1-202 call 305.809.3185

Digital Photography 9/05/2012-10/31/2012
CRN: 10210
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Tuition: $155
Middle Keys Campus / Room 5205  305.809.3185

Photoshop CS-5 for Beginners  11/06/2012– 12/04/2012
CRN: 10333
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM– 8:30 PM
Tuition: $160
Upper Keys Campus / Room 1-102J  305.809.3185

Photoshop CS-5 for Beginners  9/06/2012– 10/11/2012
CRN: 10318
Thursdays, 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Tuition: $160
Middle Keys Campus / Room 5210  305.809.3185

The Matecumbe Studio Gallery

The Matecumbe Studio Gallery hosts fine art from an eclectic array of original oils, pottery and jewelry by established and emerging artists.  These works, inspired by the Florida Keys to Paris to The Civil War are available for viewing and purchase daily at the gallery.  Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, 140 Morada Way, Islamorada, Florida, 33036, 305-879-2710.

Are you still looking for a holiday gift?  Stop in browse the art pieces, meet an artist, finish your shopping with us.

Aerials over Founder’s Park & Florida Bay

February 26, 2011, the venue, in the air over Founder’s Park, Islamorada, Florida—below, the famous Upper Keys Rotary Club Gigantic Nautical Flea Market. The pilot Brett Ekblom; the plane, a little yellow fabric Piper Cub; the gear, Canon EOS 7D, 28-135 IS lens, polarizing filter AND great weather. Founder’s Park is a short flight from Tavernaero grass strip, a few minutes even in the very slow Cub. We flew a few box patterns around the park shooting aerials of the crowds at the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market. As we turned to return to the grass strip Brett spotted a friend of his in his back country flats boat. He was out with his children for a fun day on Florida Bay. We dropped down, came along side and took a few passing shots returning a few minutes later to Tavernaero grass strip.

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Caribbean Resort, Islamorada

One of the best kept secrets in Islamorada, sport fishing capital of the world, is a small hotel and vacation rental property called Caribbean Resort. I stopped in the other day to speak with the owner Phil Sena. After our conversation I walked around the property for a few minutes and created the images presented here.

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Snowy Egret

In Islamorada, at mile marker 81.5 bay side is Islamorada Fish Company (IFC), a purveyor of fresh seafood.  IFC also supplies the fish and seafood delicacies for the Islamorada Fish Company restaurant and the Zane Grey Lounge on the second floor veranda overlooking Florida Bay. All three are part of the World Wide Sportsman complex in Islamorada. During a brief walk behind the fish market I spotted a Snowy Egret. The egret was quite comfortable posing, allowing me to get a little closer after each shot. At one point another photographer got too close and spooked the bird and the egret changed positions, but didn’t fly off to the backcountry. I continued shooting for a few minutes and ended up with the images seen below.

Cuban Treefrog

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