Here are a couple of Florida lifeguard towers I saw while in Miami and Siesta Key. I can definitely see how this could become somewhat of a hobby for people to photograph them, not only for the unique towers, but the funny people you might just capture next to them.
I’ve packed up my bags and headed south for a few days to finally kick back in the sands of Miami and then get lost on the islands of Key West. I’m on day two of our vacation adventure and so far it’s been one great view after another.
In Miami, we’ve come across friendly people, eaten amazing food, enjoyed the music and soaked up the beaches. I know there’s a lot of Miami we won’t get to see on this trip, but I think with every trip you take you need to be choosey about where you end up when you’ve got no time to spare. We’re staying in downtown Miami, but have mainly stuck around South Beach, which has treated us right.
Here’s a couple quick phone snapshots of lovely Miami.
One of our first projects in the photography class I’m taking is to photograph landscapes, including nature, cityscapes or buildings, and interiors. The field trip we took happened to be nearby our house as well, so the challenge for me was to photograph scenery and places I’ve seen and been to regularly.
I think these came out pretty good and are a little bit different than some of prior photos I’ve taken in the Winter Garden area. We’ll see what feedback I get on Monday, but I thought I’d post these here first. Enjoy!
This was taken in an old hotel lobby.
The water tower.
This shop seemed so lonely.
The following around Lake Apopka.
Summer is upon us, this I know for sure. Every part of my life is in full gear from work, weddings, photo classes, family, dog, work, vacations, flights, graduations, bridal showers…did I say work? It’s all swirling as if I were on a merry-go-round, jumping off occasionally to get my bearings, and then around and around we go again. I will say I’m excited for what this year has in store, and have a feeling it will be a good one to look back on, but I’m also trying to avoid it all becoming one big, busy blur.
And isn’t that always the case? Sometimes we try to cram in so much all at once, whether it be on a weekend or over a holiday, that what we’re doing becomes less enjoyable. For instance, my husband and I are contemplating going to Europe in the fall, and at first I thought wouldn’t it be nice to see as much of Europe as we can in just two weeks!? After doing some reading though, I’ve come to realize that picking just a handful of cities to see will be so much more memorable, not to mention easier on my camera.
Maybe this post will serve as a reminder to me (or maybe even you) that over the next few months we should take our time and enjoy the company we keep more often, because before we know it we’ll be buying Christmas presents and saying, “Where did the year go?”
I just came back from a business trip to St. Augustine, Fla., although it sure didn’t feel like business. The city was great and its wonderful history surrounded everything, everyone and everywhere. I can’t wait to go back and finish where I left off, because two days in a city like this just won’t do. One place of the many I crammed in was the lighthouse. It’s a notable landmark of this area, and walking through it felt like stepping in the exact footsteps of people who worked in there every day.
This lighthouse was built in 1870, replacing its earlier counterparts which was a wooden version all the way back in ~1565, and another in 1683 made of coquina stone.
More photos are to come, but here are a few. The first two lighthouse photos will become a part of my new online shop soon, if you’re interested in purchasing one.