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?2 Comments
The Bodega Project Posts
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!2 Comments
This is my recited tribute to Huey Lewis and the News, whose 1984 song “I Want a New Drug” was a big hit. It didn’t turn out as expected.5 Comments
Angelo’s Food Market in Ruskin, Florida is the busiest bodega in town. I stopped by there one evening as dawn was breaking and all of…One Comment
Here is my take on a classic that I heard on the way back from St. Petersburg, Florida. Peter BatesPeter Bates is a writer and…14 Comments
This is a timelapse video of a traffic stop accompanied by the always slightly askew music of Frank Zappa.2 Comments
My wife Cheryl Levin is a member of Line Dancers of Sun City Center (FL). Lately she has been choreographing dances for the group, based…Leave a Comment
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.8 Comments
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.4 Comments
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, 11/15/2018.6 Comments