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.

New Class Promotion on Living Social

20130204_051__jokBe sure to check out my limited time offer currently on Living Social. It’s a great deal on my walking tours and even offers an opportunity to get yours for free.

Jeff O’Kelley Photography on Living Social

Classes are offered in Dunedin, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Pier area and Ybor City.

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.