Currently pursuing photography for "purely aesthetic and artistic values," Zydler works in both 35-mm and a medium format of 21/4 x 2 ¼ inches. For his 35-mm work, Zydler has found a 100-mm true macro lens serves as his "magic vehicle" into the world of flowers. "I rarely achieve a satisfying image on the first encounter with a subject, says Zydler. "Usually it results from studying the interaction of light with color and form and coming back and back again in search of the perfect light." ...
Although flower subjects form a larger body of his portfolio, trees have retained Zydler's lasting attention. "As a nature photographer removed from forests, I approach every tree very closely and tend to see each one as an individual, and see my images of trees as portraiture. Perhaps because I witness an unabated assault on trees in the Concrete Belt of South Florida, I want to personalize them."
The sail from Cartagena to the San Blas is generally a fast passagewith winds at your back quarter, so time your passage carefully for daylightarrival. Follow the instructions in the green Zydler guide and only enterthe San Blas at one of the three entrance channels. There are many unchartedreefs off-shore making other entrances dangerous without local knowledge.
Frances B tied up at the Battle Harbor pier. Tom and Nancy Zydler found little competition for dock or anchorage space on the wide open Labrador coast.