Bonish Photography

We should all know my love of photography at this point. My brain does not know how to look at things and just accept them for what they are…it is always looking at everything around me and constantly throwing ideas around like……

What would that look like in Black & White?

What if you shot this with a long exposure?

What if you backlit this?

Are you going to look stupid if you ask that girl if she’d like to model for you?

Is Cindy going to want to rip my head off because this is a totally romantic night on the boat and all I’m thinking about is taking a photo of her right now?

I DO NOT know how to shut this off. If I knew how, I would….Believe Me! It is not always fun to look at everything as a photograph, but I have been this way since I was a young child, so at this point I’ve somewhat accepted it. I do not usually solicit models and rarely do I just ask one to model for me. If I meet someone and we get to talking, then I do mention that I like to take photos, and that can lead to a photo shoot, but most of my subjects contact me and ask me to photograph them.

As you can probably tell if you’ve read my blog posts over the past few years, browsed through my Instagram images or we’re friends on Facebook, it helps that I have a beautiful wife that rarely complains about how many photos I take of her. If it was up to me, we’d do a photoshoot daily, but she is not as into being in front of the camera as I am being behind it. What’s even more amazing is that when I ask her to do certain things, like Underwater Photography which she’s not all that into, she’ll suggest I find a different model.

So even though I don’t update my blog as much as I’d like to, it does not mean I’m not out shooting on a weekly basis. Until we hit the road fulltime again, I’ll probably never go back to daily updates on this blog. Believe me, travel and the wanderlust it brings is probably the only other thing that keeps my mind occupied behind provocative thoughts of Cindy and looking at everything as a photograph, so don’t think for a second that I’m not wanting to be back out on the road…the cards are just keeping us here in Cedar Key for the time being.

Since they don’t fit in a blog post of their own, here are some things I’ve shot in the past few months that I thought would be fun to share.

Rescue, Dog, Water, Bonish Photo

Honey diving for Hermit Crabs

Airboat, Cast net, Cedar Key, Bonish Photo

Cast Netting for Mullet behind the Low-Key Hideaway

Bonish Photo, Amanda Gilbert, Juniper Springs, Underwater Photography

Model Amanda Gilbert swimming through Juniper Springs

Chelsey Korte, Bonish Photo, Cedar Key, Modeling

Model Chelsey Korte on the Driftwood beaches of Cedar Key

Modeling, Bonish Photo,

Model Sarah Bartholemy letting the boys know not to mess with her

Boat Dog, Rescue, Dog, Water, Cedar Key, Bonish Photo

Honey going off the boat after her ball

Model, Darla Whistler, Bonish Photo

Model Darla Whistler in the Abandoned Series

Ballet, Bonish Photo, Chelsey Korte, Cedar Key

Model Chelsey Korte showing off her Ballet Skills

Cindy Bonish, Cedar Key, Beach, Bonish Photo

Low-Key Hideaway, Cedar Key, Bonish Photography

Juniper Spring, Underwater Photography, Bonish Photo

Cedar Key, Beach Photography, Bonish Photography, Chelsey Korte

Senior Photos, Sarah Bartholemy, Bonish Photo

Darla Whistler, Shotgun, Bonish Photo

Beach Photography, Cedar Key, Bonish Photo, Cindy Bonish

Juniper Springs, Underwater Photography, Bonish Photo, Amanda Gilbert

Low-Key Hideaway, Cedar Key, Bonish Photo, Sunset

Sunset Explosion behind the Low-Key Hideaway

Amanda Gilbert, Underwater Photography, Bonish Photo

Beach Photography, Cedar Key, Topless, Bikini, Cindy Bonish

Bonish Photo, Sarah Barthelomy, Studio

Underwater Photography, Amanda Gilbert, Bonish Photo, Juniper Springs

Bikini, Cindy Bonish, Cedar Key, Bonish Photo

Pano, Airboat, Cedar Key, Marsh

Modeling, Bonish Photo, Sarah Barthelomy

Amanda Gilbert, Underwater Photography, Bonish Photo

Dog, Water Dog, Rescue Dogs, Bonish Photo

Dog Chase on the Sandbar

Amanda Gilbert, Underwater Photography, Bonish Photo

Osprey, Bird Photography, Bonish Photo

Modeling, Bonish Photography, Chelsey Korte, Cedar Key

Amanda Gilbert, Underwater Photography, Bonish Photo

Fishing, Heath Davis, Red Fish, Cedar Key

That was a 37″ Red Fish! Too Big to keep, but makes for great photos and a lifetime of bragging rights

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4 Responses to “Bonish Photography”

  1. Jodee GravelMay 16, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    I’m always delighted to see a post come up because I know that no matter the topic, the photos will be a treat. This collage is no exception. The women all look amazing and the dogs are adorable 🙂
    So excited about all the upcoming changes at LKH – be sure to show us some “teasers” as the project takes place. Should give you some unique opportunities!

    • Pat BonishMay 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

      Thanks for the comments Jodee! Always glad to hear from you and follow along with your adventure

  2. Kathy SturrMay 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    Love them all but especially fond of that most-awesome-photo-ever. I love the “wildness” of Cedar Key. I can really get lost there and looking forward to seeing the new and updated Tiki Bar! Interesting how your brain works. I see gardens – everywhere. I see paintings sometimes. Bernie puts up with a lot of useless plant info even though he’s better at growing some things ha ha.

    • Pat BonishMay 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

      Thanks Kathy! I love that my brain sees everything as a photograph, and yours sees everything as a Garden. Shows we both take our passions too the next level

      We have good spouses to be able to put up with our crazy brains

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