My Real Florida

I am a Florida native. My photographic roots are in nature photography. Florida is known for warm weather, sandy beaches, and Disney, but is not a top destination for landscape photographers. We do not have mountain ranges, waterfalls, autumn color, great forests of redwoods, or rocky coastlines. We have our own brand of beauty, that which is not immediately obvious when driving past miles of pine forests on a flat road or battling mosquitoes and 100% humidity. I recently began exploring some lesser known parks and trails with the intent of understanding the Florida landscape before it was transformed into the agricultural and tourist factory that it is today. Florida is a place of subtle beauty and one has to make an effort to find it.