Five-Years Ago (07-January-2013) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2013 Road Trip. Day 4: Indoor Nature.

I am glad that Crane flies don’t bite like mosquitoes. I found this one in my room at the historic Vinoy hotel.

Crane Fly in my room. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO400, 105 mm, f22, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Crane Fly in my room. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO400, 105 mm, f22, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Sunday (06-January-2013) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2013 Road Trip. Day 3: Foggy Morning in St. Petersburg.

When I woke up this morning and looked out from the balcony of my room at the Vinoy hotel it was foggy. I couldn’t even see the St. Petersburg Pier that I had been taking images for a time-lapsed video the previous night. I had hoped to go to Fort De Soto park for both sunrise and bird photography today — but it was way too foggy. Initially I could barely see the palm trees. At 11 AM, I still couldn’t see the Pier.

Foggy Morning in St. Petersburg from a Balcony at the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.5, 1/80 sec). Converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Foggy Morning in St. Petersburg from a Balcony at the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.5, 1/80 sec). Converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)

Friday (24-December-2010) — Florida

Gone to See Florida — 2010 Road Trip Day 4: St. Petersburg Skyline at Dawn from the Vinoy Hotel.

Downtown St. Petersburg at Dawn from the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 22 mm, f/5.6, 0.5 sec). (David J Mathre)
Downtown St. Petersburg at Dawn from the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 16-35 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 22 mm, f/5.6, 0.5 sec). (David J Mathre)

Thursday (25-December-2008) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2008 Road Trip Day 4: St. Petersburg Pier Holiday Lighting from the Vinoy Hotel

I was staying a the Vinoy Hotel and had a window/balcony that looked out over Tampa bay. Over the holidays, the St. Petersburg Pier, which looks like an inverted pyramid is lit up with colored lights that change every few minutes. I am really liking the resolution with the new Nikon D3x.

St. Petersburg Pier at Night from the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 200 f/2 lens (ISO 100, f/11, 10 sec). (David J Mathre)
St. Petersburg Pier at Night from the Vinoy Hotel. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 200 f/2 lens (ISO 100, f/11, 10 sec). (David J Mathre)