Category Archives: The Florida Keys

The island chain.

Changes to class schedule . . .

A few changes to the FKCC class schedule have occurred.  Digital photography at FKCC campus in Marathon has a new start date (see below) to attract more students.  The Introduction to Photoshop is on hold while FKCC approves classroom location changes.  Digital Photography on the Coral Shores campus of FKCC has started and if you sign up this week there is time to join the class.

Digital Photography Coral Shores campus 8 weeks beginning 1/10/12 6-8 p.m. $120. Call 305-809-3185 to register.
Digital Photography Marathon HS campus 8 weeks beginning 1/25/12 6-8 p.m. $120. Call 305-809-3185 to register.

Digital Photography & Photoshop Classes Begin . . .

Here’s the latest Florida Keys Community College course information for Digital Photography and introduction to Photoshop.
Digital Photography Coral Shores campus 8 weeks beginning 1/10/12 6-8 p.m. $120. Call 305-809-3185 to register.
Digital Photography Marathon HS campus 8 weeks beginning 1/11/12 6-8 p.m. $120. Call 305-809-3185 to register.
Introduction to Photoshop Marathon campus 6 weeks beginning 1/19/11 6-8 p.m. $160. Call 305-809-3185 to register.

The Matecumbe Studio Gallery

The Matecumbe Studio Gallery hosts fine art from an eclectic array of original oils, pottery and jewelry by established and emerging artists.  These works, inspired by the Florida Keys to Paris to The Civil War are available for viewing and purchase daily at the gallery.  Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, 140 Morada Way, Islamorada, Florida, 33036, 305-879-2710.

Are you still looking for a holiday gift?  Stop in browse the art pieces, meet an artist, finish your shopping with us.

Aerials over Founder’s Park & Florida Bay

February 26, 2011, the venue, in the air over Founder’s Park, Islamorada, Florida—below, the famous Upper Keys Rotary Club Gigantic Nautical Flea Market. The pilot Brett Ekblom; the plane, a little yellow fabric Piper Cub; the gear, Canon EOS 7D, 28-135 IS lens, polarizing filter AND great weather. Founder’s Park is a short flight from Tavernaero grass strip, a few minutes even in the very slow Cub. We flew a few box patterns around the park shooting aerials of the crowds at the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market. As we turned to return to the grass strip Brett spotted a friend of his in his back country flats boat. He was out with his children for a fun day on Florida Bay. We dropped down, came along side and took a few passing shots returning a few minutes later to Tavernaero grass strip.

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“Wild” Formation Flight

Nest Key, Key Largo, Florida. During a short trip to the Florida Bay back country with friends of mine we came across a flock of white pelicans. Regardless of how we approached they always maintained their predetermined safe distance not allowing us to come too close. As we encroached on that imaginary boundary line, they took off into the wind and then began a gentle turn west circling to come back to where they had just lifted off from. Using a Canon EOS 7D with 28/135 IS lens at an ISO of 200,  continuous shooting (8 frames per second) and auto tracking turned on I captured the photos below.

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Caribbean Resort, Islamorada

One of the best kept secrets in Islamorada, sport fishing capital of the world, is a small hotel and vacation rental property called Caribbean Resort. I stopped in the other day to speak with the owner Phil Sena. After our conversation I walked around the property for a few minutes and created the images presented here.

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Key Largo Cobalt Blue & White Meets Art Deco

In this simple photograph of the canal side of a residence on Key Largo, Florida, the Cobalt Blue and stark White is transformed into the Art Deco look on the iPad.

Residential Cobalt Blue

Art Deco