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Florida Landscapes: a photoessay

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Of all the photographs I've taken, the Florida landscapes are my favorite. Because who doesn't love beaches, sunsets, and natural springs? I recently decided to enter one of my Florida Landscape photos into Lake Shore Camera's monthly photo contest, and I actually won a free 11x14 print. I know this

From the Forgotten Coast to the Emerald Coast: A Florida Road Trip

I took my first trip to the Florida Panhandle this month, and I wanted to see it all at once. The Big Bend Scenic Byway was soon to become our gateway to the Emerald Coast. Right where the body of Florida meets the arm, there is a small town called Perry, FL, sometimes referred to

Everything’s Beachy Keen on Amelia Island

When you're a 13-mile long island, you've got a lot of beaches: public beaches, private beaches, natural beaches, historic beaches....Amelia Island has far more than it's fair share of beaches. There are so many beaches on Amelia Island that the official visitors' guide had to narrow things down to a list

Day Trip: Fishing for Fun in Cedar Key


Cedar Key is, first and foremost, a small fishing village on Florida's gulf coast. On a good day, the population hovers around 600-800 people. Rising sea levels, salt water intrusion, and the beginning of fishing season are front page news here. Why am I writing about some Podunk, middle-of-nowhere, fishing village

Florida Weekends: Citrus County Manatee Weekend

Crystal River and Homosassa are two of the most popular destinations for the Florida manatee during winter.  Sitting on Florida's Nature Coast, these two Citrus County cities are also two of the most naturally beautiful places in Florida. The manatees travel down to Citrus County, Florida for its warm spring water, a

Mono Monday: Florida’s Nature Coast

Florida's Nature Coast refers to a section of Florida's west coast, running from Port Richey in the south to Wakulla in the north.  This particular section of Florida encompasses many of the state's natural attractions, from manatee viewing in Crystal River and Homosassa to fishing in Cedar Key.  I recently had the

Capturing Nature at Brooker Creek Preserve – Tarpon Springs, FL

I woke up extra early to get to Brooker Creek Preserve for Karl and Kathleen Nichter's photography talk, and I was rewarded with turkeys. Lots and lots of turkeys: And then some more turkeys: I saw so many turkeys off the side of the road while I was driving towards the education center, that I arrived at