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Route 41 Blues

When I set my camera up here last week, right after the coronavirus “social distancing” directive, I was focused mostly on the Carol Motel’s rustic sign. I hadn’t noticed the scurrying human activity underneath. I find this keeps happening as I compile these time lapses, little dramas occurring under my nose until I examine the thousand or so photographs I’ve taken. Of course, I have no idea what’s going on with these characters; where they’re going, least of all their intentions. I have preserved only a few brief seconds of their lives. But maybe that’s all that’s needed.

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Peter Bates

Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog Stylus.

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The Closing of Tampa’s Muvico Theater

The Muvico Theater, after charming Tampa’s Ibor City audiences for 19 years, closed in July 2019. Theaters, despite their artistic storefronts and (sometimes) compelling movie selections, are closing all over the United States. What will take their place?

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Four Reasons Not to Delete Pictures During a Shoot

I recently attended a photo expedition organized by my local photo club. We went on a boat ride to take pictures of Florida’s Sunshine Skyway suspension bridge. As we approached the bridge at sunset, I saw several people taking shots, then chimping through them and deleting some. As the bridge got larger, its lights became more brilliant. They were missing shots.

I had seen photographers do this before.

Don’t copy them. Never delete pictures during a photo shoot!

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Short Video of Bats Emerging from the UF Bat House

We recently went to Gainesville, FL right after New Years. We saw many creatures. A half million of them, give or take a few hundred.

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Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog Stylus.

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Review of Photomatix Pro HDR Processing Software

How can you benefit from HDR (high dynamic range) software? What is HDR, after all? Whenever pictures display blown out highlights or murky shadows, HDR processing is there to help.

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Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog Stylus.

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Freakish Timelapse at Ft. De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, FL

The featured image above is a satellite shot of De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Colorful, I admit, but it doesn’t begin to depict what this eerie location appeared like at 6 AM, 11/15/2018.

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