Tag Archives: Vacation

Paines Prairie State Preserve

During our recent spring break trip to Florida we made a quick morning trip to a state park on the outskirts of Gainesville.  The Paines Prairie State Preserve is a facinating place.  It is a flat prarie with areas of swamp and sink holes.  It is home to a large variety of wild life, including dozens of species of birds, alligators, and even bison!  The kids loved it!

Hobart, Tasmania

This photograph was taken on a walk in Hobart, Tasmania.  It was taken in Jan, 2005 when my wife and I took a quick visit to see my brother who was living in Melbourne at the time.  We made a 3 night trip to Tasmania via the ferry across the Bass Strait.  The scene was taken late in the morning while on a walk from our hotel in the center of Hobart.  The complementary colors and the strong geometric shapes caught my eye.

This photo was taken with the Ricoh GR1 with Fujichrome 100 slide film.  I scanned the slide with a Nikon Coolscan V-ED.  It was cropped square to fit an existing frame in our living room and printed at 12×12 in on an Epson 2200.