Recently I instructed a RED/FilmGate Masterclass in Miami, Florida. Myself, the group leaders, and attendees had tremendous access to Stiltsville during this workshop. Stiltsville can be found in the shallow waters off the coast of Miami, and actually provides one hell of a view of the cityscape from the water.
Perhaps the best part of workshop for me were the occasional conversations I had with Gail Baldwin, who's been a part of Stiltsville for over 45 years. He along with his wife Antoinette (who I also enjoyed learning much about the area from) are the caretakers of the Baldwin House and a staple of the Stiltsville community. There was a time when 27 stilts homes stood in the Safety Valve region, which is on the edge of Biscayne Bay. However, after the somewhat expected storms and hurricanes, now only 7 stilt structures remain.
I asked Gail what his favorite part of the day was when he's out there at the Baldwin House during the workshop and tossed together a few of my favorite shots as well as a handful of shots created by our attendees.
This is just a memorable snippet from a much larger fantastic memory that involved a great deal of people over the course of a few days at the workshop and at the Baldwin home. But, for me, this was one of the brighter highlights.
If you're curious about the workshop, I did a small write up with some BTS stills here: