Fort Pierce Farms Schoolhouse | St. Lucie County | Florida The Fort Pierce Farms Schoolhouse was built in 1915 and used into the 1940s for the area’s rural children. The building is still out in the middle of nowhere but civilization is slowly creeping up to it on all sides enforcing the incongruity of modern life unto yet another historic structure. If you visit the structure at night, those two lights on the building are the only illumination and they […]
Citrus Bowl | Vero Beach Senior High School | Florida The Citrus Bowl, the home of the Vero Beach High School Fighting Indians, seen late on a post-game Friday night. Many years ago, citrus was king in Indian River County. Now, it is more of a distant relative. The onetime importance of this particular fruit lent its name, rather opportune at the time and not without some humor, to the local football stadium. In keeping with the whole ambience, the […]
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches EchoStar 105/SES-11 on 11 October 2017 at 6:53 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The rocket arcs over the Atlantic as seen in this sunset time exposure taken at Blockhouse Beach at Patrick Air Force Base. Click for more images and information about this launch. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches NROL-52 on 15 October 2017 at 3:28 a.m. from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. […]
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Shop Here, Punk! | From the B/W Film Negative Archive Even the post-modern punk needs a place to shop for clothes. The well-dressed iconoclast had to shop somewhere else after the fire of 1996 brought an end to one of Ybor City’s fashionable youth culture hot-spots – pardon the pun. Oh, Sweet Charity! Note the faded outline of the old sign over the door denotes this used to be some sort of photography shop.
Florida Requiem | B/W Negative Archive Half expecting Vincent Price to walk out of the crypt, it all looked so much like a movie set, this old, hidden, Florida cemetery where grief and eternity meet decorated by the sorrowful statue, the photo of the deceased, a few despondent branches reaching for life from the stump of the old oak tree, the gate. Depressing and glorious at the same time.
Ybor City | B/W Negative Archive Guavaween aftermath from a distant point along the space-time continuum. Years ago it took real work, especially late at night, to lug a big, bulky camera around to get photos like this. Prosit!
Somewhere in Florida | From the B/W negative archive Waiting for the singer, the band and the audience, the microphone expectant. At a concert in an old theater in Ybor City, the bouncers patrolled the room cracking down on smokers due to the fire hazard. The bouncers pounced on me for a moment mistaking in the dark from a distance the red light on the flash attachment as a lit cigarette. Sometimes, like this image, ambient light is best.
Art Gallery | Vero Beach | Florida Former auto parts store turned art gallery shines at night along the empty streets at the edge of the old downtown. Down the road, a beer bottle hurled from a passing car shatters the stillness with a distinctive tumult of sound. After that, silence, with only the art as witness.
With very distinctive stripes, a Monarch butterfly larva gorges on milkweed in the final days before forming a chrysalis to begin the metamorphosis into a butterfly. Seen in the butterfly garden at Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.
Pink Flamingos | Indian River County | Florida Distinctly pink avifauna that survived Hurricane Irma find a night roost under the sea grapes. These Pink Flamingos are very habitat specific and thrive in a a well landscaped environment although their presence may alarm the fastidious. The bird’s rugged tackiness and artificial plasticity have expanded the bird’s range far beyond Florida yards. Conservation threat: none – except from angry neighbors.