Sunday, July 19, 2015

Downtown Tampa Skyline

Recently, wanting to get some shots of the downtown Tampa skyline, I tried a couple of vantage points that I have not shot from in a while.   

I first tried an early morning shot from the east side of downtown from a building in Ybor City but the cityscape has changed a lot between that point and downtown.  There are more buildings, wires and elevated roads but because the sky was putting on one of it's super cloud shows I was able to get a good image that morning.  

From past experience I knew that the shot from the southwest side of downtown would be unobstructed as the vantage point is along the water on the far side of the channel.   What I was not expecting was a big cloud to the west that blocked the setting sun which I knew would light up the buildings.  But I made the most of what I had and will have to go back again and hope for some sun next time.

Downtown Tampa has done some terrific lighting in the last few years so that their bridges are lit with changing colored lighting every night.   It adds even more color to the very colorful skyline.  

For more Tampa images, please check out the Tampa gallery on my website at:

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lonaconing, MD Silk Mill Adventure

Here are a few images from a recent trip to the NE, specifically to the abandoned silk mill in Lonaconing, MD.  This is a photographers paradise as there are so many things to shoot.   This place was closed suddenly in August, 1957 and much of what was there that day is still there.  The gentleman who is trying to keep the place from falling down will allow photographers in  for $100 for 4 hours each  Those 4 hours went by in a flash!   He uses the money to buy wood and other materials to use in repairs.   For more images go to

If you are interested in visiting the mill:   Herb Crawford :301-268-1168

Saturday, January 10, 2015

It's Re-enactment Time !
Now that the weather in Florida has cooled down the Seminole War and Civil War re-enactments are starting up again! 
These are interesting for the history that they keep alive but these events are also great photography opportunities.   From the people in their period garb, the authentic items used in the camps and the actual re-enactments of the battles, this is a subject rich environment.  

These events are popular in many areas of the Eastern US, so check to see if & when these events happen in your area.  
More images at my website:   in the "Events" category.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The temperature is perfect here in Florida for birding, I just wish we had a little more early morning sun and less haze!  

But a little haze does not stop us from going to our favorite birding places to see what is there.  With birds it is always the luck of the day!   You never know if there will be thousands or 2!    I went to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge back in Jan 2009 and that day there were thousands of ducks and shorebirds in the park & the water was a smooth as glass.  I have been back just about every year since and have never seem that many birds.   A couple of friends and I made the trek over to the east coast yesterday and there were a fair number of birds and species!   The light was only good for about 45 minutes and then the clouds rolled in.   We did get some  good images but it is very difficult when the light is low and the birds are relatively far away!   

We hit another good bird area today, Fort Desoto Park, North Beach.   It was another cloudy morning and there were only a few birds in the area but again I made a few images.  

Check out the "Bird" gallery on my website for more bird images.

 Hooded Merganser pair at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
 Reddish Egret with Fish- Ft Desoto Park
Plover with clam shell- Fr Desoto Park

Friday, December 19, 2014

Back to Blogging!

I have been away from the blog for awhile but it is time to get back at it! 

I have been shooting many things but I am now trying to focus somewhat...not an easy thing for me to do. 

I have discovered that I am most attracted to my images that are about lines, curves and the structure of things in nature and man-made.  So this is the focus I am hoping to pursue and maybe create some unique pieces of art.   

Please check out my website for structural art & more.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ybor City Model Shoot

We had another great night with the Tampa Strobist group.  JBZ was a terrific model!  Thanks for all the great posing!  

This group is so much fun!  

That's all for now!

Lynn W.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Trip to St Augustine, FL

My photog friends & I made a trip to St Augustine, FL last week.  We went up there to see Rick Sammon give a talk, help demonstrate the light modifier, Saberstrip and participate in a shoot out with our sister Strobist Meetup group from Jacksonville.   We spent the other time we were there running around St Augustine taking pictures and eating!   They have some great restaurants up there!  

Here are few images from the weekend.  

Oldest Drug Store
Shutter Hooks Everywhere
Church Bell
Church at Night
Tomato Caprese
Shoot Out - Model - Ethan Gosselin
To see more images please visit my website at and look in the Places gallery for more shoots from our trip!
That's all for now.
Lynn W.