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Day 365/365: Happy New Year!

December 31, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/640 @ f/7.1 Happy New Year! I made the full 365 days in my Project 365, and be...
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Day 364/365: Ospreys and an Eagle

December 30, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1250 @ f/7.1 I spent the afternoon at Honeymoon Island State Park today. I aim...
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Day 363/365: Reflections and Textures

December 29, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/80 @ f/2.8 It was another rainy day today, but like the last time it rained,...
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Day 362/365: Spiders and Forest Fires

December 28, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/125 @ f/8 I suspect that this is a Wolf Spider, and I had a chance to...
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Day 361/365: Florida at Dusk

December 27, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8, ISO 3200, 1/20 @ f/1.8 It rained for most of the day today, but the rain stopped in the eve...
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Day 360/365: Contact Sheets and the Importance of Working the Scene

December 26, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/160 @ f/16 One thing that has become less frequent with the decline of film u...
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Day 359/365: New Books

December 25, 2013 - iPad Mini I started my photobook collection today, with Magnum Stories, Magnum Contact Sheets, Magnum Magnum (can you s...
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Day 358/365: Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/5 @ f/1.8 Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!
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Day 357/365: Look Left

December 23, 2013 - iPod Touch 5G I went out for a family dinner this evening, and I decided to take my Leica as my main camera. I also too...
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Day 356/365: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles!

December 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/200 @ f/2.2 I'd been meaning to take a self-portrait with my Leica ever since...
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Day 355/365: First Day of Winter...

December 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Pentax Polarizing Filter, ISO 400, 1/125 @ f/16 It was the first day of winter yesterday...
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Day 354/365: Marco Island

December 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Pentax Polarizing Filter, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/8 I made a stop at Marco Island on my way...
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Day 353/365: In the Everglades

December 21, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/7.1 I spent the second day of the trip in Everglades National Park. T...
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Day 352/365: From Key Largo to Key West

December 21, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/7.1 On the first full day down in the Keys, I started out in Key Largo...
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Day 351/365: Burrowing Owl

December 21, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/2000 @ f/7.1 I made it safely back from the Florida Keys earlier today! It was...
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Day 350/365: Lonely Bikes

December 16, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/5.6 I spent most of the morning out shooting with my Leica today, bu...
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Day 349/365: A Few Local Birds

December 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/125 @ f/7.1 I spent the day close to home today. With my Project 365 close to...
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Day 348/365: At the Dali Museum

December 14, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm f/4L, ISO 200, 1/640 @ f/5.6 I spent the day in St. Petersburg today. I started the morning out...
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Day 347/365: Black-crowned Night Heron

December 13, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/7.1 I had a busy day today! I was out shooting with my Leica for the f...
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Day 346/365: Leica M3

December 12, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm f/4L, ISO 100, 1.3" @ f/4 The Leica M3 is a 35mm rangefinder camera. It was produced from 195...
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Day 345/365: Manatees

December 11, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Pentax Polarizing Filter, Cokin Warming FIlter, ISO 200, 1/500 @ f/2.8 While out birding...
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Day 344/365: Black Racer

December 10, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/4 This Black Racer was around the house for most of the day, a...
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Day 343/365: Shapes of the Forest

December 09, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Pentax Polarizing Filter, Cokin Warming Filter, ISO 400, 1/40 @ f/5.6 I went out to phot...
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Day 342/365: Wilson's Plover

December 08, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 200, 1/1250 @ f/7.1 I was out birding at Fort DeSoto earlier today! While there, I fo...
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Day 341/365: Golden Silk Orbweaver

December 07, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS, ISO 400, 1/160 @ f/7.1 I had a chance to photograph this female Golden Silk Orbweav...
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Day 340/365: New OM Gear

December 06, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/2 @ f/11 I ordered three lenses for my Olympus OM-1n earlier this week, and t...
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Day 339/365: Limpkin, Part Two

December 05, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/80 @ f/7.1 I went further inland today, in search of Burrowing Owls. I didn't...
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Day 338/365: Save the Manatee

December 04, 2013 - Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Pentax Polarizing Filter, Cokin Warming Filter, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/2.8 I only had about a second...
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Day 337/365: Brown Anole

December 03, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/3.5 There are quite a few Brown Anoles in the gardens around...
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Day 336/365: Limpkins

December 02, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/7.1 I spent some time photographing Limpkins today. There were about a...
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Day 335/365: Tampa Waterfront

December 01, 2013 - iPod Touch 5G I spent the afternoon in downtown Tampa today. I was using my Pentax ME Super (loaded with Tri-X) as my m...
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