Mysterious Island

Nature trail illuminated by shafts of light. Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin, Florida.

Honeymoon Island Nature Trail

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A Mountain Stream In HDR

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Adobe software just came out with Lightroom 6.0. It includes an exciting new feature, HDR Raw.  This allows me to combine multiple raw images into an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image without using Photoshop, Photomatix, or other software, losing the flexibility of working in a raw image.  Above is my first effort using this software.  I’m kind of psyched!

Below are the three images I combined to make the one above.

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3rd Friday Street Fair – Safety Harbor, Florida

On the 3rd Friday on the month, the Sheriff’s Deputies block off the first six blocks of Main Street about 4 P M for this community event.  You’ll find everything from street musicians to the Golden Retriever Rescue Society.  There’s all manner of food and drink vendors, civic clubs, and various entrepreneurs. The local restaurants put out sidewalk tables and a good time is had by all.  Click on any image for an enlargement.

Put a buck in his case, to pay for the cool jazz!

Having A Cold One With Some Cold Noses

Would you buy ANYTHING from this guy?

Support the Lions Club, Buy a Photo With the Rabbit!

Who says you can’t sell financial planning on the street?

Selling soap and skin care products she made in her home.

Buy a beer or a glass of wine, support your local Rotarian.

Fresh roasted coffee from his own farm in Costa Rica.

Selling Wood Products and Making Babies

One of several breed-specific dog rescue vendors looking for adopters.

Maybe she’s scowling because she stepped in something at the doggie rescue place?

3rd Friday is a favorite spot for teens.

She told me the Italian Ice business was slow that evening.

Sipping your drink or snacking from the many offerings is a favorite pastime while strolling Main Street.

I’m hungry, Honey. What do you say we eat first and shop later?

The musicians of the week warming up in the park Gazebo.

Third Friday is a good event for families.
During my two hours at the Festival, these guys had this table staked out the whole time. Poodle-man told me he didn’t ride motorcycles and his dog’s eyes were healthy. The goggles are to protect his pampered pup from UV trays. I love these guys!

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Pet Ownership in Florida

Gator Chases Small Dog

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A little compositing fun.  The alligator shot was public domain.  I took the picture of my little Maltese in a ‘gator free’ dog park.  I used Topaz Labs masking software, Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.

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It’s a bird’s life!

I came across this pair of osprey building a nest on top of a light pole at Causeway Blvd and Alt. US 19 in Dunedin, Florida.




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Old man in a coffee shop

A child of the Manitoba prairies, Jeff led a remarkable life as an educator, industrialist, and Christian worker.  He and his wife split a bagel to go with their coffee.  Now Jeff is not some sort of cheapskate, mind you.  He is merely Dutch.

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After Dark

The most mundane locations can become interesting after dark.  I  captured these shots near my home in Tampa Bay. All the images were created with a Sony NEX-6 camera using the stock 16-50 kit lens.  Please click and view the enlarged versions.

Strip Mall at Tampa Road and County Road 1.

 

Lighted sculpture at the local library

Suntrust Bank drive through.

US 19 N, south of Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor

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Gone Fishin’

This angler heads out into St. Joseph’s Sound from the Dunedin Municipal Marina for some early morning fishing.

Marina

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I shot this with a Canon G9, ISO 80, ⨏4 @ 1/1000th sec.
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Little Brown Church In The Palms

This little Bible Presbyterian Church is a few blocks from  my home.  I am blessed to count the pastor, Dr. Morris McDonald, as a friend.

Florida Church

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Tech Data: Sony NEX-6, 55-210 lens @ 55mm, 1/125th sec. @ ⨏5.6, ISO 100. Post processing with Lightroom, Photoshop, and OnOne Software.

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DeLeon Springs State Park

This is a great park with wonderful walking trails, beautiful grounds, eco-boat tours, and the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant. The restaurant, pictured here, features built-in griddles on the tables so you can make your own pancakes.  Park Website Link

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Tech Data: Nikon Coolpix E7600, ⨏4.8 @ 1/500th sec, ISO 50, 7.8 mm lens (38mm equiv). Shot at noon in early February. Post processing with Photoshop CC and OnOne Software plugins.
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