I know this image was taken a long time ago. I recognize the prehistoric life as being a Stegosaurus, a Dimetrodon, and a Triceratops but the image has not been around as long as the large reptiles pictured. The image is from my darkroom days so it was a while ago. Further proof is the old school design of the monitor, which is inset horizontally in a table and covered with glass, if that fact is not so apparent in […]
Canaveral National Seashore | Titusville | Florida Looking like a vista from an alien world, this black and white negative view enhances the tracks in the beach sand of a Ghost Crab emanating out on different trips back and forth to its burrow, the hole the crab lives in, shown white in this negative view toward the center bottom of the image.
Water Tower | Fellsmere | Florida Dominating the center of historic Fellsmere along with the Fellsmere Public School building is the water tower with “Welcome to Fellsmere” written in big letters pointed toward the main road into town. Water towers of this design used to be iconic landmarks in towns across Florida. Newer tower designs, and water systems that don’t need a tower at all, are slowly pushing this old friend into the history books. See it in Fellsmere while […]
Fellsmere Public School | Fellsmere | Florida Dominating the landscape of Fellsmere, a small, rural, Florida town, the historic Fellsmere Public School building truly stands at the heart of the community, geographically and figuratively, with nothing around it to compete in size – except maybe the nearby water tower. The overpowering dark sky is intentional, making the building small to the passage of time and history. Excerpts from the historical marker in front of the building: The Fellsmere Public School, […]
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!