Two weeks have passed, and thus far I have kept my new year’s resolution to do more personal photography. This week I focused on using my 50mm macro lens at a 2.8 aperture. A 50mm lens is basically how your eye sees the world (as opposed to a telephoto lens that allows you to get […]
It’s the start of the year, and like everyone else, I have some new year’s resolutions which I would like to complete. My goals for this year are to work on my personal photography projects and to try and achieve more of a life/work balance. I started today by taking the entire day off — […]
Hi everyone! Memorial Day weekend starts today, and that usually means a bit of holiday travel for most folks. In anticipation of the fun weekend ahead, I thought I would tempt you with photos from my trip to Sarasota, taken during my Florida sojourn this past winter. To those of you going somewhere relaxing, I […]
Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best. A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?
Saturday night was party night in Tampa where the annual Knight Parade made a triumphant return down 7th Avenue in Ybor City. The parade is one of the final events for Tampa’s Gasparilla pirate festival. As a reminder, Gasparilla is a bit like Mardi Gras, and as with the ‘crews’ in New Orleans, this parade […]
With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order. Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon. The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location […]
Yesterday, my mother and I visited the Florida State Fair. For a city girl like myself, this was an introduction to the country life, complete with livestock competitions, homemade concoctions, and everything you would ever need to decorate your house à la Little House on the Prairie.
Hi everyone! The Gasparilla 2015 Pirate Parade was held today in Tampa, and I am pleased to say I was there to catch all the action. The festival has been going strong since it was first held in 1904. With a look and feel a bit like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the premise of […]
Hi everyone! I’m still in Florida, and yesterday I visited the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County with my cousin, Robin.
Hi everyone! I’ve decided to extend my stay in Tampa for a bit longer in order to avoid the cold of New York City. As such, I wanted to introduce y’all to my hometown of Tampa. Let’s start at the Oxford Exchange — a bookstore, cafe, glorious oddities shop, and remote workspace all rolled into […]