Tampa, Florida – HDR

Tampa HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR, HDR in Photomatix

This picture is from Tampa, Florida this past week.   I took it early AM while the sun was coming up around 6:50 AM.  The location was on the Channelside Drive Bridge.  Right next to the Tampa Convention Center.  I took an early morning walk and set up my tripod and shutter release.  Took 3 exposures.  Post processing in Photomatix and slight touch up in Photoshop.

Tampa is a small city.  Not alot to do in the city – but the surrounding areas is where it is at!  You can drive across the bridge to St. Petersburg in a few minutes and see the Rays play baseball.   Some local parks are Busch Gardens and Lowrys Zoo.  The west coast of Florida has some of the best beaches.  Siesta Key has white sand and now matter what time of day its always nice a cool to walk on!  The one of my favorite beaches in Florida is Clearwater.  Cute little community and a wonderful  place to relax!

If you dont want to stay on the left coast – Orlando is 1 hour away.  Miami is 3+ hours.  Key West is 6+ hours.  There is tons to do in this great state.  I do miss living here.  If I had 2 choices on where to live – 1) Southern California  2) North Orlando area in Florida.  I like to have things to do and see and both of these locations offer tons.  I know we all have different opinions, so what you prefer is up to you!

You can easily spend a week in any location in Florida.  Theme parks for the kids, beaches to relax on for the adults.  If you get to Florida…enjoy your stay bring your sun tan lotion and watch out for the gators!!!