Wednesday (02-January-2019) — Florida to Georga

Gone to See Florida Road Trip. Day 11: St. Petersburg, Florida to Savannah, Georgia.

I waited until 10:00 to start to avoid rush hour traffic across the bridge and through Tampa. The heads up display shows the posted speed limits (and and car’s sensors supposedly also detects and reads speed limit signs). This is important when driving through the speed traps along US 301 (Starkey, Waldo, and Lawtey). Data from Landrover InControl: Drive time: 2:27 hours:minutes; Distance: 359 miles; Avg Speed: 57 mph; Fuel used: 11.2 gal; Avg Fuel Consumption: 31.1 mpg.

Tuesday (01-January-2019) — Florida

Happy New Years from St. Petersburg.

Fireworks from downtown St. Petersburg. I think the fireworks are shot off from a barge in Vinoy basin. We had to back off to a park near the pool along Tampa bay. Even then I was hit by the paper residue from one of the firework mortars. I set up two cameras to get pictures during the show. First a Nikon D850  camera with a 20 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 64, 20 mm, f/11, 8 sec). The second a Fuji X-T3 camera and 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 10 mm, f/8, 8 sec).



Individual images from the slide shows can be viewed here.

Three-Years Ago (28-November-2015) — Florida

Gone to See Florida: November Road Trip.

Urban Garden in St. Petersburg. Little Planet view and 360 degree time-lapse video. Images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens using an Astro 360 degree tripod-head and camera controller.

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Backyard Urban Garden in St. Petersburg, Florida. Composite of 31 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (26-November-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2014. Day 2: St. Petersburg.

Dad chasing an old hen. Urban garden in St. Petersburg. Looking forward to seeing the new batch of hens this December.

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Dad Chasing a Hen Running Loose at an Urban Farm in St. Petersburg. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (07-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 7: St. Petersburg.

Anhinga in the Rain. Brooker Creek Preserve in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec)

Anhinga in the Rain. Brooker Creek Preserve in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Anhinga in the Rain. Brooker Creek Preserve in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)