My local photo club took another field trip. This time to the Heritage Village in Largo FL where Pinellas County has preserved and restored about 38 buildings on 25 acres. It is adjacent to a botanical garden too so there is always something to shoot.
The nominal reason for the trip was to take a lot of pictures which members could be use to practice and discuss High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing techniques. While I’m not especially interested in HDR, I am a member of my local historical society which has begun a similar sort of park to preserve historical buildings.
The day started dull but quickly turned into the sort of sunny day that makes Florida such a great place to live. It was obvious that the park was wide angle country so I had my 12-24mm f4.0 Nikkor on one body and, just for fun, the 10.5mm f2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor on the other.
The botanical gardens had suffered from the recent cold weather so I didn’t get much to shoot in there. I did use the 105mm f2.8 Micro-Nikkor for one shot of a little spider I found while waiting for some folks to get out of the way of a shot.
The fisheye gave me a couple of shots off the path one straight up and one into the swampy area.
Most of the day though was in and out of the museum displays in the various buildings so, here are some results from that. Here are a few of those shots, most done with the 12-24mm using available light. Click on any image for a larger version.