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Last weekend I went to see my cousin who lives in central Florida..I don't usually take a camera with me, because well, visiting with family not a lot of photo opps.  We went to the town of Mt. Dora where I have been many times before only this time she took me to a boardwalk that runs along Lake many great photo opportunities if I had taken a good point an shoot or my DLSR I had to make due with my IPhone camera. I could not see anything on the screen to see what I was taking photos of...So it was really just hold up the phone. Hit the button. See what I got a photo of once I found some shade.

Lesson learned always take at least a point and shoot camera with me or better yet the DLSR where you look through a view finder and not the back of screen in bright sunlight.

The boardwalk. The light on the spanish moss in oak trees was just right, it was late afternoon.


Close up of the egret...which came out fairly well.


Azalea from the park.

Downtown Mt. Dora..a nice old Florida town established in the 1920's.  With shops and restaurants in the old store fronts. It is really a neat little town.


Window from the front of the tea room...Which is a great place for tea or lunch.


A store front.


Looking down the street at Lake Dora...

A boat ride into Lake Dora and down the Mt Dora canal..these photos are in black and white.. because..remember I could not see the screen..I don't know how they got shot in B &W it was not my intention...I guess one to many times I put my phone in my pocket and buttons got pushed...I was totally surprised when I got to some shade and saw the black an white, because I never shoot in black and white..I shoot in color and sometimes will make it black an white...But I found the downside  of shooting the B & W is I cannot convert these to color to really see the green vegetation...But the upside is see more contrast and shapes in photos.


An anhinga in a tree...we saw lots of them and other birds..but without a zoom lens...not to many closeups.


Vegetation along the canal..This canal was dug by state prisoners back in the 1920's to connect the series of lakes in the area.


I like how the light streamed in this photo..but it was a really cool bar along the water in color.

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