Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is a very moving and inspirational show and helps put the toughest job in the nation into perspective during these final two weeks of the election season. The peaceful transition of power is still rare in much of world even 215 years after George Washington became the first president to step aside. Canon G1X, 1/3 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 1600.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pentakis Dodecahedron

Geometrically, Spaceship Earth at Epcot is a derivative of a pentakis dodecahedron. It is a Class 2 Frequency 16 Icosahedron, with each of the 60 isosceles triangle faces divided into 16 smaller equilateral triangles. Each of the 960 flat panels is sub-divided into four triangles, each of which is divided into three isosceles triangles to form each point. In theory, there are 11,520 total isosceles triangles forming 3840 points. In reality, some of those triangles are partially or fully nonexistent due to supports and doors of the iconic symbol of Epcot. Source - Wikipedia.

Canon G1X, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 800, converted to black and white with Silver Efex Pro 2.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Disney Vinylmation™ is a brand of vinyl collectibles sold at Disney theme parks. The name Vinylmation is a combination of the word Animation and Vinyl. The figures are all shaped like Mickey Mouse but have different themed markings, colors and patterns. This is a light fixture hanging over a display at one of the Disney stores at Downtown Disney in Orlando Florida. Canon G1X, 1/40 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400.

Monday, October 22, 2012


We were greeted by two fire performers on the way to the "Fire and Ice" evening event at the Gartner Symposium and IT/XPO in Orlando Florida. iPhone 5, 1/15 sec @ f/2.4, ISO 800.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is a fireworks, laser and water show featuring a coordinated soundtrack. The show plays nightly in the World Showcase area in Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. Canon G1X, 1.0 sec # f/8.0, ISO 200, camera braced on light post pedestal with a 2 second delayed shutter release.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cuban Swoosh

No it's not an upside down Nike swoosh. This is part of the ceiling lighting detail at Bongos Cuban Cafe at Downtown Disney in Orlando Florida. Created by music superstar Gloria Estefan and her producer husband Emilio, this vibrant restaurant is a mosaic of colors and flavors. Canon G1X, 0.6 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 400.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Miami Neon

- Some more of the neon at South Beach in Miami. Canon G11, 1/13 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 400.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Port Blvd. Bridge

- The Port Boulevard bridge from downtown Miami to Dodge Island and the Port of Miami. This is home to the world's cruise terminal. Fisher Island can be seen in the distant background. Canon G11, 8 seconds @ f/8.0, ISO 100 mounted on a tripod.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Art Deco

- Had dinner tonight with a great group from the American Public Transportation Association TransITech Conference at Quinn's in the Central Park Hotel on Miami Beach. It was my first visit to Miami Beach and I must say I was impressed by the great Art Deco Style. Canon G11, 1/8 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400 camera braced against a palm tree. Sometimes you have to improvise camera support.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Monarch

From 2010 Blog
- The Monarch is the best known of all North American butterflies. This male is a great example of the species, large with bold orange and black coloring. They are unmistakable when spotted during the spring and late summer migrations. The monarch is the only butterfly that migrates both north and south just as birds do on a regular basis. However, no single individual makes the entire round trip. Canon 7D, 1/640 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400, 200mm focal length.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


From 2010 Blog
I saw this exotic bloom at Butterfly World in Florida but failed to note what it was. Usually I take a picture of the plant description plate right after taking the my photo but somehow I miss that step this time. The long white filaments with the yellow tips remind me of fiber optic cables. Canon 7D, 1/500 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 200, 200mm focal length.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Blimp - the Blimp!

From 2010 Blog
I went to take a picture of the Hillsboro Inlet lighthouse while we were Florida. Unfortunately you can't get to close to it since it's surrounded by a private club. So I set up across the inlet to take some shots when the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of America came cruising by. The blimps are based in nearby Pompano Beach. The gull and I enjoyed the show. Canon 7D, 1/320 sec @ f/16.0, ISO 200.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

More JAX

From 2010 Blog
Some of the architectural details of the curved concourse at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Canon 7D, 1/250 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200, 70-200 zoom at 89mm focal length.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Beach Bridge

From 2010 Blog
This is the pedestrian bridge crossing Route A1A, aka "the Beach Road". The bridge connects the oceanfront beach with the pool deck at the Westin Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Canon G10, 1/1250 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 80.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


From 2010 Blog
New Guinea impatiens were introduced in the U.S. in the 1970's and are a popular annual. They are often seen in planters and beds at many commercial establishments. These were in planters around the pool deck at the Westin Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale. I liked the color and slight luminescence of these blooms in the morning light. Canon G10, 1/2000 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 200 in macro mode.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pool Ball

From 2010 Blog
This beach ball was pushed across the pool by the breeze. I thought it would bring a nice warm feeling to a cold and wet March day. Canon G10, 1/2000 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 200.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

At the Gate

From 2010 Blog
Waiting at the gate at the Jacksonville airport as reflected in the front element of the 70-200 zoom lens on my DSLR. JAX is a pretty cool airport, well as much as an airport can be cool. I'll probably share a few more shots I took using the gear combination captured in this photo in future posts. Canon G10, 1/80 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400 in macro mode.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lauderdale Sunrise

From 2010 Blog
Got up early to catch the sunrise on my last day in Ft. Lauderdale and was not disappointed. Canon 7D, 1/100 sec @ f/16.0, ISO 200, 70mm focal length, mounted on a tripod.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pool Colors

From 2010 Blog
The South Florida sun and wind combined to create some interesting light patterns in the swimming pool. Of course this meant taking the risk of carrying the camera into the pool to get the picture. Picture captured, camera made it out high and dry. Canon G10, 1/1250 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Butterfly World

From 2010 Blog
We visited "Butterfly World" in Coconut Creek, Florida today. It was pretty amazing to walk among so many beautiful butterflies, birds and plants. I took a lot of pictures including this one when I first entered the butterfly zone. I've posted a few more shots to this Picasa Web Album. Canon 7D, 1/400 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400, 200mm focal length.