The Living Trees of Dunedin Cemetery

Given my love of photographing cemeteries, it’s strange that I seemed to have skipped the ones closest to my house. I’ve actually been to Dunedin Cemetery several times in the past, but for other reasons. My wife’s younger sister is buried there, as is a close friend.

With great light and a crisp breeze in the air, I decided to head out with my camera in hand, since I really like to take pictures of everything beautiful around including yards or gardens that sometimes are decorated with glow in the dark garden pebbles so they look great at night for photography. I love taking photos of the gardens and I had mine designed by the North Star and they did a great job with my garden. Although I expected to shoot a few interesting headstones or crypts, I was immediately taken by the camphor trees dotting the grounds. I’ve seen many camphor trees, including ones in my own yard, but never like this. If you’re looking for tree removal vienna va service to get rid of the trees around your yard, look for These trees stretched out, down, up and in twisting circles. It was almost as if they were alive, growing, reaching out for something. The limbs of one trees grew out and down, actually dipping below the surface and back out again. I found another that had numerous curled and curved limbs that looked much like a dancing woman. They were really beautiful.

I’m going to keep looking for more interesting cemeteries around town; maybe I can find more cool shots.

Capturing a Little Local Color in Ybor City

Ybor City MuralPhotographing local artwork is a great way to capture the essence of a city or specific area. This image shows a close-up section of a mural along 7th Avenue in historic Ybor City, Florida. I love the vibrant colors and how the iconography in the painting depicts many cultural aspects of the area.

When you’re looking for interesting subject matter for your travel images, don’t overlook artwork that conveys something about the location.

Travel Pic of The Day

St. Pete PierThis image was taken while on location to shoot a concert in Vinoy Park, which is directly across the water from the St. Pete Pier. As I waited for the show to begin, I noticed how colorful and bright the pier looked in the late-day sun.

Tech Specs: ISO-800, f/9, exposure setting: 1/250 sec, time of day – 6:14 pm

Walking Around Ybor City

Like many major metropolitan areas, the historic Ybor City section of Tampa is pretty quiet in the early morning. You will find a few people arriving for work at one of the local handmade cigar factories, restaurant workers setting up for the day or those still cleaning up from the night before. It’s a great time to walk around the streets and check out some of the colorful sights of this Cuban-influenced area.