While visiting Orlando, I read an article in the Digital Photo School website about photographing cities at dawn. I’d already made one early shoot but planned another for the next morning. Some of the images have been posted already as stand alone posts, but here are some of the others. I especially enjoyed some of the art around Lake Eola.
For those interested, here is the article:
Driving up to St. Augustine, we stopped here at this stand….for something….I’m not sure what, now. But you gotta love the Florida tourist items.
A BW version of this image was posted yesterday. Sheenmeem who authors the blog Flowers and Breezes asked to see the color version. Here it is. Fortunately, there was a color version in the folder of proofs from that day. Enjoy!
I really like the look of Spanish moss, but found it a challenge to capture well in photographs. This BW image of a cow under a tree covered in Spanish moss was my best attempt.
Our first ride in Flordia was the James A. Van Fleet State Trail going north from Polk City. We heard some noise behind us and paused to let this group of cyclists pass us.
The reason we stayed in Orlando is that it is within an hour or so of three long rail trails for riding bicycles. These photos were made while we cycled the Withlacoochee Trail. It is about 40 miles / 64 km long but most of these shots were made around Floral City. Many of the murals are on the trail side of Citrus Cycles, though they deal in cycles with a motor on them.
I spotted this classic cypress tree in a swamp while cycling in Florida but was not sure if I could manage to get down the embankment and over the barbed wire fence to get close enough to make a photo. But I did and it was worth the effort.