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Other Southern Adventures

So what else did I photograph during this particular sojourn to Florida? Plenty. I admit much of it was for a special Mars and Darwin book I plan to give to my parents this year, but there were still moments worthy of sharing here.

Release the Kraken?

(As a matter of fact, that is my husband being silly at a playground. Why do you ask? :-))

We explored new places this time around, including DuPuis Nature Preserve in western Martin County. I drove by the place many times in my late teens and early 20s but never actually visited. I finally got there on our last full day in the wang. I also took my husband to the Port Mayaca Cemetery to show him the mass grave for the victims of the 1928 hurricane. I had been there a few times before and was kind of surprised at the changes I saw with the place. It was my husband’s first time there, though, so I set aside my surprise to show him around. By that point, though, I’d already been handed a couple other surprises.

Balancing the Spear in the Rock

During this trip, we discovered a park in Sewell’s Point that I had no idea even existed; stoppedd by Bayside Marketplace only to find it way more crowded than I expected; and tiptoed around at least a dozen Portuguese Man O Wars. These new adventures provided contrast to revisiting some of our old haunts. We probably won’t return for at least two more years, and that’s a trip I expect to have a lot of new adventures. Until then, enjoy these slices from South Florida.

Unexpected Immersion
A Holiday in the Uncanny Valley
Where Man Meets the Ocean
Natural Detritus
The Baby on the Beach
Imperial Worship By the Vain
Dolphin Tide
A Tattered Legacy
A New Take on Leaving Stones
The Peaceful Pier
That Rare Wildflower
Power Puss
Glamour Puss


Another Slice of Vizcaya

I took quite a number of photos while visiting Vizcaya. I did a side by side comparison in my previous but figured I ought to showcase some of my favorite that were not part of that mini project. Enjoy!

frog fountain
Poles and Mangroves
unexpected foliage

Vizcaya Old and New

When I was in Florida, I decided to venture down to Vizcaya with Cameron. This particular day in Miami was very sunny and almost too warm for early January. As a result, I struggled with exposure the whole time was there. In fact, I’m still kicking myself for not selecting high sensitivity ISO. I barely got anything with my ISO at 64 and shutter getting toggled between 1/500 and 1/1000. Normally I find that anything between 1/15 and 1/250 is adequate. Still, between the strong sun and extremes in shade (either none or heavy), I really had to flex my photography muscles to get decent pictures. In this installement, I’ll pit Cameron’s photos against selections taken with my Fuji A340 (from March 2007). The old photos will be above the new, and I tried to get as close to the original composition as I could when I was there earlier this month.

old house
new house

old fountain
new fountain

old plaza
new plaza

old statue
new statue