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Dog Friendly - Veterans Memorial Park, Tampa, FL

March 26, 2021 - This week the dogs, Jim and I decided to go explore the Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa, FL. Dogs are allowed providing...
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Mingo Falls, near Cherokee, North Carolina

July 19, 2020 - Our first hike on our recent trip to North Carolina was to Mingo Falls located near Cherokee, North Carolina. Mingo Fall...
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Rufus Morgan Trail, Franklin, North Carolina

July 12, 2020 - Rufus Morgan Trail is located in western Franklin, North Carolina. We drove about an hour to get to the trail head – man...
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Pet Photography - Theme Water

June 12, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'water' - as a family that has done boating, hiking to waterfalls and just hanging...
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Pet Photography - Landscape and your pets

June 05, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'landscape' and we are showing some of Florida's green summer weather (right before...
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Pet Photography using shallow depth of field

March 27, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'shallow depth of field'. As we continue to stay at home, and away from most all pe...
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Pet Photography - Telling a story, find a way around the obstacles, just follow me

January 10, 2020 - We recently have been blessed (at least my viewpoint) with some cooler weather! Yay - wearing pants and not sweating! Th...
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Pet Photography - Paint it black

October 18, 2019 - This week's pet photography blog theme is "Paint it black" - and for me, this is a look inside what happens when we go t...
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Pet Photography - Into the Woods

October 11, 2019 - This week's pet photography blog circle theme is "Into the Woods". For us, that's a wonderful way to spend our time - we...
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Pet Photography - Theme "Wood"

August 16, 2019 - This week's photography blog has us joining our pack at Poe Springs Park located in High Springs, Florida. The dogs and...
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Pet Photography - Blue sky

June 21, 2019 - This week's pet photography theme is "Blue Sky" and it comes when we here in central Florida have had a ton of rain. No...
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Paying the model - Snack time in Pet Photography

April 19, 2019 - This week's theme is 'snack time' which can be rather fun at my household of four dogs. I've taught them all they must s...
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Sunset at Shell Mound, Cedar Key

February 17, 2019 - While away from home, we decided to catch a sunset - the question was, where? Well, we did what everyone else does these...
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Pet Photography - Rescue puppies from the Bahamas

October 27, 2018 - This week Jim and I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph and play with three really friendly and wonderful puppie...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Under'

October 12, 2018 - This week's theme for Pet Photography is "Under" - and it presented it's own challenges. This week we have been sick, no...
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Hillsborough River State Park - River Rapids Trail

September 16, 2018 - Recently we visited the Hillsborough River State Park. It's been a rainy summer here and as I pulled up to the ranger st...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Big Sky'

July 27, 2018 - Big Sky - well, to me this means something really nice in the sky whether that is a great sunrise, sunset or just a pret...
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Withlacoochee State Forest

June 24, 2018 - This past week I went up towards the Bushnell, Florida area - about an hour north of Temple Terrace up I-75. I will say,...
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Outdoor Kitty

June 22, 2018 - Our neighborhood has a great number of feral cats that I can only assume started because people dumped cats at the park...
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Riverhills Park - A beautiful sunset over the river

May 06, 2018 - I am fortunate that I have a beautiful park near my house with the Hillsborough River running through it. There are a lo...
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Beauty of trees...

March 25, 2018 - I recently read an article in one of my magazines that arrived - the article was about trees. Specifically, it was about...
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Pet Photography - Theme "Re-Processing of older images"

March 23, 2018 - This week's pet photography theme is looking back at older photographs and reprocess them using new and/or different tec...
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Spring at Trout Creek, Wilderness Park

March 11, 2018 - We all loaded up in the car this week on a beautiful spring day and took our little family over to Trout Creek - one of...
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Fog in the country

February 25, 2018 - This week, we go back to the country - rural counties up in the pan handle area of Florida where life seems to be slower...
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Koala Bear at Lowry Park Zoo

February 11, 2018 - Over the years, I've gone back and forth different years with being a member of Lowry Park Zoo. I don't recall who, but...
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Christmas in the Wild, Lowry Park Zoo 2017

December 17, 2017 - It's the holiday season and many different Christmas events are occurring in the Tampa Bay area. Last night we joined a...
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Festival of Trees, 2017

November 26, 2017 - As we complete the celebration of Thanksgiving and head on to Christmas (I noticed some stores skipped Thanksgiving!), w...
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Dupont State Forest, High Falls and Triple Falls

November 19, 2017 - Our next stop was an afternoon hike at Dupont State Forest - a very popular place this particular weekday! We arrived at...
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Salt Marsh, Steinhatchee, Florida

September 10, 2017 - We went up to Steinhatchee, Florida to go scalloping for a few days. While we were there, I got a chance to take the 'ro...
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Dog Portraits and Reflection

August 25, 2017 - This week's pet photography theme is "Reflection". What comes to your mind when you think of this word? Several thoughts...
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Oak Trees in Florida - rural Dade City

August 13, 2017 - It was a rainy, overcast, stormy day as I recently drove out to the country areas of Dade City, Florida about an hour no...
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Dead River Park, Hillsborough County, Florida

July 09, 2017 - The last two weeks we have been on the road showing beautiful scenes where roads are oak lined. We have something close,...
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Boone Hall Plantation, Mt. Pleasant, SC

June 25, 2017 - This week's blog is a trip back in time for us, as well as our subject. Several years ago, we went to Boone Hall Plantat...
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Disc golf at 22nd Street Park nestled among the live oak trees along the river

February 05, 2017 - This week we ventured off to play a round of disc golf. My first time, I can't say that I am very good, but I got to thr...
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Upper Tampa Bay Park

January 15, 2017 - We stopped in this park for a brief visit last week and returned this week to actually spend some time enjoying the trai...
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Reflections - Hillsborough River State Park

November 17, 2016 - As the weather cools down just a bit and it becomes dry with no rain, lot of the plants are starting to look wilted. Str...
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Sawgrass Lake Park, Pinellas County

October 30, 2016 - Recently we visited one of my favorite Pinellas County parks, Sawgrass Lake Park. This park is located on the west side...
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Kayaking Hillsborough River

October 23, 2016 - The last two weeks we have taken kayaks out on the Hillsborough River starting at the boat ramp located at Riverhills pa...
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Remembering 911

September 11, 2016 - As the sun rises today let us remember: those who were lost on 9/11 those that helped with the aftermath of this trage...
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Pet Photography - Rescue Dog

September 04, 2016 - This past weekend, Jim and I traveled over to Winter Garden, Florida to photograph a young male pit bull dog (Earl) curr...
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Suwannee River in winter

January 24, 2016 - Five pictures....that was my goal. I often go to the Suwannee River with family and take pictures of us all having fun....
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Lighting makes a big difference!

January 17, 2016 - A few weeks back I posted a picture that was taken at Boy Scout Park and was selected to be a 'month' on the ELAPP calen...
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How much can a photo be changed?

December 13, 2015 - With the age of digital photography, I'm betting there are a lot of photographers that create things that actually never...
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Early Fall Morning Walk

October 11, 2015 - We are starting to get some cooler weather here in west central Florida as the maple leaves are turning. Fall is more su...
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Live Oak Trees - Black and White Infrared

October 04, 2015 - Florida has beautiful oak trees - especially the live oak which can live to over 100 years old, some as many as three or...
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Quiet Place

June 08, 2015 - I noticed this simple setting of a bench by a tree immediately, but the lighting was harsh causing a lot of shadows. Thi...
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