Saturday, December 10, 2011

University of Tampa and City Skyline


© Janice Reynolds
We took a road trip to Tampa to photograph the great architecture of UT and the skyline at twilight. The University's campus is unique because it used to be the historic Tampa Bay hotel with unique Moorish Revival architecture. There were many other photographers wandering the campus shooting the architecture and protrait photography. At sunset we drove over to the Tampa Hospital to shoot the night lights of the city skyline at twilight. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely go back to explore other areas of the city.












© Janice Reynolds
© Janice Reynolds


© Janice Reynolds

 
© Janice Reynolds

 © Janice Reynolds


 © Janice Reynolds


 © Janice Reynolds


 © Janice Reynolds

© Janice Reynolds



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Owls Are A Hoot!

Ok, bad joke but great experience! I spent a couple of days near Fort Lauderdale and a friend suggested I go to Brian Piccolo Park in Hollywood to photograph the Burrowing Owls. What the heck is a burrowing owl you ask? Well apparently these little guys (and girls) live in holes they burrow in the ground. The park has roped off their "homes" but you can still get as close as 10 feet to them. They just sit on the ground looking around at every little noise. This is the only birding photography I enjoyed. The birds are relatively still and you don't need a 500 mm lens to get a decent shot. Plus they are cute with their bright yellow eyes! Click here to see more of my feathered friends.

Palm Beach Sculpture Gardens

After a month and a half of being out of the photography loop (due to moving and painting and settling in our new house), I jumped back in with the group and traveled to Palm Beach to photograph the sculpture gardens on the island. It was a beautiful place to wander around and take in the colorful gardens. My favorite sculpture, "Sior Maschera" by Philip Jackson is pictured here. Click here for more sights of the gardens.

Peterson's Grove

Just a couple shots from Peterson's Groves in Vero Beach. There is a great collection of old equipment and glassware that made for some interesting photos of Old Florida. Click here for more.

Another Sunrise

 So I was dragged out of bed well before the crack of dawn by my photo buddies for another sunset. Yes I complained but it ended up being worth it! The show of bold colors that streaked across the sky was beautiful and made for a very picturesque morning. Take a look at what Grant had to offer.

Monday, August 29, 2011

After the Storm

Even though Hurricane Irene didn't hit our area, it still brought a lot of excitement! Nancy and I went to the Sebastian Inlet to catch the sunrise and surf the day after Irene passed and then again the next morning. The waves the first day were incredible and there were some crazy surfers enjoying the double overhead waves. The sky was dark and dreary. So we ventured out the next morning to catch a beautiful sunrise that started pink and went to orange. The silouettes of the surfers against the vibrant orange sun was an added bonus. As Nancy put it, it looked like a Hawaiian sunrise. The light was beautiful and reflected off of the water and sand which made for great photos! All I have to say is the early bird catches the worm!
Click here to see the Inlet.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Arnold's Butterfly Garden

We spent a hot and humid morning at Arnold's Butterfly Garden near Okeechobee photographing butterflies. Today was the perfect day for it. We were surrounded by several species of colorful butterflies and bright flowers. I had a fun time chasing the butterflies around and waiting for them to land on a flower.
Click here to see everything I caught. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Seaway Bridge, Ft. Pierce

We spent a hot and muggy night shooting the Seaway Bridge in Ft. Pierce at twilight. There were 24 of us crawling around the area trying to get some great shots of the bridge all lit up. I chose to just shoot the bridge for what it is and didn't get too crazy with my shots. I did practice some HDR on most of these and I like how the rocks in the foreground turned out. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

The group photographed the fireworks display from a friend's waterfront house in Sebastian. There were many great vantage points: balcony, dock, backyard-where we all spread out to shoot the colorful display. It was a fun night and it looks like everyone got some nice shots.
Click here to see the fireworks.

New Gallery Opening!

The Gallery of Hope located at 2036 14th Avenue, Suite 101in Historic Downtown Vero Beach had a very successful opening night with the first exhibit "Our Natural World" benefiting the Environmental Learning Center. High quality landscape and nature-themed juried photographic art pieces showcasing the talents of philanthropic photographic artists belonging to Focus on Philanthropy.org were showcased. A silent auction was held to raise money for ELC. Despite the rainy weather, the opening reception was jam packed with supporters. I am proud to have auctioned off my "Indian River Sunset" photograph. It was an exciting night and I wish Scott Kelly all the best with his new venture with the gallery!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cement Plant, Vero Beach

Monday the group set our sights on the industrial side of Vero (there isn't much). We went to the cement plant off US 1 and had fun capturing the lines and lights of the plant. We even took in a nice sunset in the background. Here are some images from the outing.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Evening on Ocean Drive, Vero Beach

Friday night the group set out on Ocean Drive to try and capture some unique images. A spent a majority of my time at The Driftwood photographing its quirky style. As twilight hit, I poised myself on the second story overlooking the pool & restaurant and got some nice shots. Enjoy!
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Cleveland!

I went home to Cleveland for Memorial Weekend. I had big plans to shoot the skyline, downtown architecture, some old barns, the Metroparks and marinas. Ok, so I was overly optimistic. I spent one morning in the Metroparks of Bay Village and went to the Lorain Marina where we used to dock our boat. Time ran out but in the end, I was happy to spend time with my family and friends. And I am planning a trip back in the fall to spend a lot more time looking thru-the-glass. It may become a mini-adventures tour with my photography friends. Who knew Cleveland could be such a great place to shoot!
Here are a few photos from my trip.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rock City Gardens

Saturday I spent the morning photographing more flowers at Rock City Garden Center in Vero Beach. It is a beautiful garden center with tons of ground to cover and a huge variety of plants. The colors were amazing so I had a hard time directing my attention to one thing at a time. I will definitely go back and play some more! After the garden, I went to Gallery 14 to check out the Vero Beach Highschool exhibit. There are definitely a few budding photographers in the group. I also went to the AE Backus juried Photography Exhibit. It was interesting to see that the photos were judged more on subject matter but there were definitely some winners who inspired me.
I've also included a couple bridge shots from our trip up north to see the shuttle launch. Unfortunately we didn't get close enough to the launch area for me to catch any more than an orange streak. So I directed my attention toward something that interested me more.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Busy Bee Garden Center

Saturday morning the group went to Busy Bee Garden Center in Vero Beach. It was the perfect place to shoot for the May photo challenge, flowers. 20 of us spread out among the pots, flowers, and trees to capture the beautiful colors of nature. An added effect was the sprinklers watering all the plants left water droplets on the plants that sparkled in the sunlight. The staff at the garden center were very friendly and enjoyed our company. I will definitely be back!
A couple of us ventured over to The Jungle Trail/Pelican Island to scope the area out for future shoots. We found a pond with White Pelicans and Roseate Spoonbills. The spoonbills are pink like flamingos which makes for beautiful photos.

Click here to view my photos from todays adventures.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Snap! Orlando

Four of my photography friends and I traveled to Orlando on Saturday for the Snap! Orlando Exhibit. It took place in an office building that was still under construction. The industrial, unfinished 5th floor made for an interesting gallery space and the panoramic views of Orlando were beautiful. It was a mish mosh of various photographer's works and live performance art. The most interesting photography exhibit was the Murder City Project by Barry Kirsch. Each photograph was a murder scene with a watch showing the time of the murder which was also the title of the work. The purpose was to show that crime impacts everyone regardless of status, religion, age, and sex. In the midst of the exhibits was a posing "statue" woman and a fashion show. All in all it was a fun experience to see all the different photography exhibits together in a modern urban setting.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

I am working hard to create my photography website. Check back soon!

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
Professional photographer Janice Reynolds loves having a career that combines her creativity with her passion for photography. Photography is a vast field and Janice loves the commercial aspect including food, product, interior, resort and lifestyle photography. She believes in the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to marketing, people are extremely visual therefore having eye-catching, high quality images is key to a business' success. That is why Janice's photography can be a powerful tool by adding that visual punch to a business' marketing. Another passion of Janice's is travel photography. She enjoys exploring the world and photographing everything from exotic landscapes to the grungy details that most people pass by.