12.25.2014. New site launched for 2015

Based upon the images from the past twelve months, this new portfolio site has been kicked off just in time for the new year.

In the twelve months leading up to the creation of this site, letters home included 1,360 prints with a collection of images from many nature spots across the Tampa Bay Area. This collection of images, was whittled down from that initial collection and then categorized into five basic categories for simplified viewing.

The venues for these images came from Lettuce Lake, Picnic Island, Lake Parker, Circle B Bar Reserve, and several lesser known spots around the bay.

Last year's site has been officially retired but is still available through this link for anyone interested in digging deeper into my reserves..

News Archive

11.15.2014. New Projects for 2015

I have identified two key projects for 2015 that promise to fill up my weekends and holidays.

In the first quarter, I will focus on capturing as many Sunrises and Sunsets as I possibly can. I will be studying maps and talking to locals about finding places that have promise and then heading out pre-dawn in an attempt to capture them. If anyone knows of a spot within easy reach of Tampa, then please let me know. Unobstructed views and possibilities of reflections in water are key ingredients in my selection of locations.

In the second quarter, I will focus very much on Water Worlds and look for scenic and animal kingdom shots that strongly feature water. I am particularly interested in high energy water scenes, or clear spring waters, as well as the presence of creatures in and out of the water. Again, all suggestions are welcome!

 

10.20.2014. David Ronan passed away

The driving force behind my interest in all things nature, my father, passed away this date. In the past 12 months I took over 150,000 images and sent 1,360 to him in the form of weekly letters to his hospital bed. While I will sorely miss him, I feel his presence with me each step I take through Florida's natural environment. He remains my inspiration.

While you browse through the images herein, please pause in reflection of he who paved my way. He was a great man.