Project 365


Apparently he was as curious of me as I was of him.


Nikon D7200
ISO 100
1/200 second

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Retired Horses

I love horses. All my life I have wanted a horse, however, due to the costs associated with owning a horse, it’s just never been feasible.

Yesterday, my daughter and I drove 80 miles west to visit, pet and feed a farm full of retired horses. The Retirement Home for Horses, Inc.  at Mill Creek Farm is a beautiful 300+ acre sanctuary for neglected, abused and abandoned horses from around the state of Florida.  The organization is a non-profit run on donations, they don’t charge a monetary admission into the farm, the cost to enter is simply “two carrots”.

On our way out, we stopped at the store and purchased one 5-lb bag of carrots and one 3-lb bag of apples. Having never been to the farm before, we had no idea what to expect. Next time, I think two bags of carrots is called for, as the horses know you are going to feed them, and some will walk the fence line with you, hoping you will give them more than just one (and we find it really difficult to say no. LOL).

It was a beautiful day, not thinking about the loss of sea breeze so far inland, I expected it to be cooler than what it was. Also, I did no research beforehand, so I had no idea how much walking was going to be involved. Next time, I wear shorts to keep cool and better walking shoes to provide support to my feet. That being said, it was nothing but blue skies and sunshine all day long, picture perfect, if you will.

I wish I would have done a better job at keeping track of the horse’s names, so I could document it in my blog posts, guess that’s another good reason to go back.

This guy was one of my favorites, he was very tall, imposing and a little stand-offish – it made my heart all aflutter.


Nikon D7200
1/80 second

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Who’s afraid of the boogeyman??

“Do Not Use This Path After Dark”


University of Florida campus – Worldwide Photowalk Day, October 1, 2016.

Nikon D7200
ISO 100
1/25 second

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Worldwide Photowalk Day

Scott Kelby, a well-known photographer, has spear-headed an annual event known as Worldwide Photowalk Day. This event is designed to do two things; help photographers meet each other and raise money for orphans in Kenya.

I recently learned of this event, and signed up for the walk scheduled in Gainesville, Florida, about an hour and a half drive from my house. I could have chosen a closer walk, but this walk was on the University of Florida campus, and I love visiting University campuses (even if they are one of my teams biggest in-state, out of conference rivals), plus, I have only been to Gainesville a couple of times, and neither time I had my camera, so what better way to explore a new location and meet a new group of photographers??

Both of my daughters joined me, not because they are into photography, but because they play Pokemon Go, and wanted a new place to get Pokemon (but, hey, we spent the day together walking around the University of Florida campus, I will take it as a win). The walk itself was only supposed to be a couple of miles, but my feet said it was way more.

I haven’t yet edited any of my photos, I glanced at them and nothing jumped out at me as great, but once I have some time to really look at them, I am hopeful that I will find a few salvageable ones and will post them throughout the week.

This first photo was taken with my iPhone right after we caught up with the group, and then got separated from them again, near the Century Tower, which I will write about in a later post.


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Sunrise Over the Matanzas River

Here’s a shot of the sunrise over the Matanzas River in St Augustine, Florida. You can read more about my day and the history of St. Augustine in my previous blog post found here.

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ISO 100

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