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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 Dora...so many great photo opportunities if I had taken a good point an shoot or my DLSR camera...so 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.

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

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Azalea from the park.
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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.

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

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A store front.

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Looking down the street at Lake Dora...
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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.

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

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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.

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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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