I have been itching to checkout a new place in Florida that I have been following on Facebook for a few months. Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive (aka Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive) is a relatively new preserve but has a lot to offer. It is only a little over an hour from home
After my recent trips to Maine (see Part 1-12) & Rhode Island, it was time to get back to traveling a bit closer to home, here in Florida! With the 4 day weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday I decided I had time to drive south about an hour to Sarasota and visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
This is one of my favorite places to photograph flowers and I was pleasantly surprised
When ever I travel, even for a couple of days, I try to allow enough time to see something in the area. I recently attended the Mike Moats Macro Summit in Seekonk, MA and setup my flight late in the day after the conference so I would have some time in Providence, RI. The Roger Williams Park Zoo was on the way to the airport so I decided to stop there. The animals and the fall colors gave me some
After a week in Maine, Andy saved one of the most iconic spots in Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Light, as the final stop of our epic trip! After an afternoon stop at Asticou Azalea Garden (Part 11) and
On the last day of our week in Maine, after spending the morning in Wonderland (part 10), we had some time, so we decided to stop by an interesting garden we had passed several times in our travels around the area. Asticou Azalea Garden is in Northeast Harbor.
It is a public garden, owned and conserved by the Land & Garden Preserve. We pulled in to the tree lined parking lot, pulled out our cameras and
On the last day of our week in Maine we went back to another part of the Acadia National Park. The Wonderland Trail area consists
The last stop on our marathon Maine photography journey was Portland Head Light & Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. We stopped by, mid-afternoon, to scope out the area with the intent to come back just before sunset & get a primo spot to shoot
The next stop on our 25 hour marathon photography trip along the cost of Maine was the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine. This stop was made mostly for my benefit as Andy was concerned that we had not seen much wildlife (which I do like to photograph) so he thought
After driving through the night from our home base in Mount Desert, Maine, spending a couple of hours at Nubble Lighthouse (Part 5) and stopping along the road for Buoys & Flowers (Part 6), we arrived in Ogunquit, Maine for a bit of