Explaining Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom for Camera Buyers

Concerning digital cameras, there are two types of camera zooms, optical and digital.  These same descriptions fit video cameras too. Optical is the true zoom.  With optical, the camera’s lens is created to zoom in on an object.  The more optical zoom, the better.  Digital is a fake zoom.  Instead of zooming, digital cuts into... Read More »

Why Many Photographers Enjoy Overcast Days

As some folks may not enjoy overcast days, many photographers love them.   I snapped the following photo during mid-afternoon on a sunny day.  Notice the washed-out colors and the unflattering shadow on Buddha’s face. Now, notice the same subject during an overcast day, no washed-out colors and no annoying shadow on the face.  Working... Read More »

Photos of Different Roses Growing in Central Florida

I photographed the following Central Florida rose pics both in Winter Park’s Central Park and Orlando’s Leu Garden.  At least, that much I definitely remember.  Due to bad organization,  I don’t know where which of the two spots some photos actually took place. Yet, I am quite sure the reader will enjoy the photos.  Some... Read More »

Camellias at Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park, Florida

Camellias changed my mind about January, a month I always hated.  Why did I always hate January?  Annoying cold weather, even here in Florida.  Also, credit card bills from Christmas shopping.  Plus some trees contain no leaves around this time of year, an unpleasant sight in my eyes. Yet, one New Years morning, I took... Read More »

Florida Space Coast’s Port Canaveral

Between 2006 to 2008, I used to drive from Orlando to Florida’s Brevard County.  Usually, the trip to the Space Coast involved me spending the weekend with a friend who lived in Cape Canaveral. Why they call it the Space Coast?  NASA being located here, that’s why. The one time I visited Brevard and didn’t... Read More »

Southern Magnolia Flowers in Downtown Sanford, Florida

One morning, I drove through Downtown Sanford, Florida.  As I cruised 1st Street, I noticed a magnolia tree on a corner.  Noticing the tree’s white flowers, I parked the car and took out my iPhone. Because they grow in the Deep South, these magnolia varieties are called southern magnolias. (How original is that for a... Read More »

A Beautiful Cluster of Pink Roses

I forgot the name of this climbing rose.  (Perhaps, a reader can tell me.) I do know it produces beautiful clusters of pink roses. The rose grows on a trellis in front of the house. One late afternoon, I took out my iPhone and photographed a cluster. Follow and like... Read More »

A Huge Canary Island Date Palm in Casslberry, Florida

During a late afternoon, I drove to Casselberry, Florida.   Usually, I pass through Casselberry when I travel Highway 17-92 from Orlando to Sanford. On the way to Sanford, I would always notice the outdoor water fountains located in two Casselberry ponds. Owning a love for photographing outdoor fountains, I finally decided photographing the Casselberry water... Read More »

Monarch Butterfly Landing on Florida Orange Blossom

In Downtown Sanford, Florida, a small orange grove exists by a hotel.  Knowing I might be trespassing, I walked to the orange grove anyway. I noticed a Monarch butterfly landing on top of an orange blossom. In Florida, most Monarchs are usually seen during the winter months. I spotted the one on the blossom in... Read More »

A Sunny January Scenery in Florida

True enough, Florida currently possesses a crappy governor, high unemployment and a crappy school system. Yet, few states can claim beautiful weather like Florida’s. One January day, before pumping gas at a 7-11, I noticed the sky. Sunlight shined through the clouds. This going on as Northern and Midwest states may have been shuffling snow... Read More »

January Sunlight Shining Through a Leaf

One late afternoon, I noticed the sun’s rays aiming into the yard.  I especially noticed the the maple trees’ leaves.  I couldn’t resist. I grabbed my iPhone and photographed the leaves. This occurred in January.  As Northern and Midwest States deal with snow this time of year, Florida weather has it’s warm winter sunshine. Follow... Read More »

Buddha in my Garden

Back in 2004, I bought this Buddha bust at Target. (I think it was Target.)   I thought it would look cool in my garden. With my iPhone, I photographed Buddha during the late afternoon, a perfect time for photographing with natural light. As Buddha looks cool, the Instagram pic reminds me the time for pulling... Read More »