Guitars are another long-time fascination of mine. It began when my folks got a piano and my sister started lessons. I must have been jealous because Mom and Dad bought me a Harmony Guitar (but no lessons!). I learned a lot with it and kept it for over 30 years. I finally sold it at a garage … Continue reading Visiting Martin Guitar in Nazareth, PA
The sky wasn’t very promising on our way over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last week. There were no clouds and we didn’t think the morning color would be any good. Since it didn’t seem like we had a lot to lose, we decided to try a new sunrise spot: Loughman Lake, on the … Continue reading Looking for Landscapes at Loughman Lake
No, not this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_nest_syndrome Kevin K., Tom M. and I met at the Sanford Marina on Friday before dawn. The plan was to make a few sunrise photos and then go photograph a nearby eagle’s nest. I like this long exposure: Blue hour at the marina. Olympus Hi-res mode, 13s, f/5.6, ISO 250, @ … Continue reading Empty Nest Syndrome
Kevin M. and I had a nice stroll ’round Mead Botanical Gardens in Winter Park this morning. Here are a few of the things we saw. Are you looking at me?? Marsh Rabbit Are you looking at me too?? Black and White Warbler Wood Duck – These are usually at Mead Gardens, but we didn’t find … Continue reading Mead Gardens, 14 April 2018
This is a long article about Infrared (IR) image processing. If you don’t process IR photos, feel free to just look at the photos! And please take a look at the new Infrared Gallery I added under the Galleries / Portfolio menu at the top. You probably know I like IR photography. I’ve written about … Continue reading Infrared evolutions
I haven’t been on a photo expedition recently, so this week I’ll cheat a bit and show some images that haven’t been on the blog before. Orlando Wetlands Park, October 2017. Olympus hi-res, two frame panorama converted to B&W. I don’t convert sunrise photos to B&W very often, but the light in this one is … Continue reading Some Recent Photos
First an announcement: If you’re here because you didn’t get an email from the blog this week, please see the very last bullet at the bottom of this post. And for those interested, you can read much more about other blog tech details / status / news following the Merritt Island photo update. Merritt Island … Continue reading Merritt Island & Blog Status
Last Sunday (12/31) marked the end of the Buccaneers football season. They went 5 and 11 but finished with a bang by scoring a touchdown in the last 15 seconds to defeat the New Orleans Saints 31-24! I was lucky enough to attend courtesy of my son, Mike. Thanks Mike!!! Pre-game Stadium Panorama (iPhone … Continue reading Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football
If you’ve held off visiting MINWR or BPWD because you were uneasy about hurricane damage and lack of wildlife – stop worrying. The place is rapidly getting back to normal and there’s every reason to get out there and witness some of Central Florida’s beauty.
Indian Springs is about six hours by car from Central Florida. It’s east of I-75 between Macon and Atlanta and well worth the drive.