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Pirates invade The Tarpon Turtle at the inaugural Tarpon Turtlerilla

I haven’t been able to convince anyone to go with me to Gasparilla, Tampa’s legendary pirate-themed holiday, since 2013 when my car was mobbed by hundreds of confused drunk people who thought the road was closed to traffic.  Thankfully, The Tarpon Turtle provided a safer alternative to Tampa’s celebrations this

Destination Largo, Part 2: The Florida Botanical Gardens

I must have looked strange photographing every blooming thing in the Florida Botanical Gardens at 5 different camera settings, but no one looked twice.  The Florida Botanical Gardens is a great place to take a stroll, stop and smell the flowers, and practice photography.  On this particular visit, I was practicing photographing flowers up close at

Florida Illustrated’s 2015 Year in Review

Florida Illustrated was founded in July 2015 with the goal of creating an image-centric blog devoted to the state of Florida.  Since then, I've attended dozens of events in the Tampa Bay area, and  posted hundreds of photos on Florida Illustrated. I visited 3 different art galleries: (1)The TECO Public Art Gallery in Tampa