After 3 months of blogging on WordPress.com, I had already taken up 50% of my allotted space. The reason: Lots of big photos. It was time for Florida Illustrated to find a new web host.
Selecting a web host is a lot like shopping for a new home. This makes sense because a web host is a home for your web site, just as a house is a home for you and your family.
First-time home buyers are often young couples. As they look at new homes, they think of how many kids they will have and how many rooms they will need. As I shopped for a new web host, I had to consider how many photos I would be taking in the future. The more photos, the more room I would need. In the end, I opted for a home that I could add to over the years, making room for all my upcoming photography projects.
Sometimes, when you move into a new home, you may decide that you want a swimming pool or that you don’t like the kitchen. This is where plugins, widgets, and customization comes in.
What does all this technobabble mean for you, my dear readers? Florida Illustrated is about to get a lot bigger and a lot better. In celebration, I am sharing a select few photos from my private collection of outtakes and orphan photos. These are the photos that didn’t make it onto Florida Illustrated because of space constraints.
White Peacock on pink Impatiens. Taken at the Home Depot in Palm Harbor, FL with an iPhone 4.
Osprey (Florida’s fishing hawk) eating Flounder in Weaver Park, Dunedin, FL. Taken with a Nikon Coolpix L330.
Moon Over Palm Trees. Taken in Weaver Park (Dunedin, FL) with a Nikon Coolpix L330.
Snowy Egret on Tarpon Lake. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
A Manatee’s Kiss. Taken in Crystal River, FL with a Nikon Coolpix L330.
Gator in Lake Tarpon. Taken with a Nikon Coolpix L330.
Jasmine in Bloom. Taken with an Olympus digital camera, model C740UZ.
Crystal River Cormorants. Taken with a Nikon Coolpix L330.
Brown Anole perching on the patio furniture at my house. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Snowy Egret dining at the Dunedin Causeway. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Florida House Gecko. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Spider Web. Taken on my patio in Palm Harbor with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Duck in the Muck, Wall Springs Park, Palm Harbor, FL.
Ducks Up Close, Wall Springs Park, Palm Harbor, FL.
The Ducks of Wall Springs Park, Palm Harbor, FL.
PEOPLE & PLACES
The Golden Dragon. Performance at the Yes! F.A.I.R. at All Peoples Life Center in Tampa, FL. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Bass player at the Harbor Bar stage in Safety Harbor, FL during the 2015 Harbor Sounds Oktoberfest. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
No Name Bar in St. Augustine, FL. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Evan Michael and the Well Wishers playing at No Name Bar in St. Augustine, FL. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Storm Trooper Security Detail, Dunedin, FL. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6000.
Bartender working the taps at L.B.C. in Palm Harbor, FL.