Which Way is Right?

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I was walking around the green park between the museums and there was a retention pond right up against a new building.  It was there awhile as there were cypress trees growing up on the edges.  The image was flipped and it became hard to tell which was correct.  Any idea which is correct?  The answer is at the extreme bottom in a pulled away view:

ISO 400, F/11, 1/1000, 105 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/11, 1/1000, 105 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/11, 1/1000 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/11, 1/1000 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/16, 1/500 sec, 45 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/16, 1/500 sec, 45 mm Lens

 

 

New Skyscraper in Orlando

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Right next to the Museum of Natural History in Orlando, Florida there was a newly constructed skyscraper that appeared to be part of a hospital.  This is a closeup up skyscraper view.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 28 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 28 mm Lens

Much further away view:

ISO 400,  F/13, 1/500 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/13, 1/500 sec, 50 mm Lens

 

Inside the Museum of Natural History, Orlando

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In the large park in Orlando, Florida, there were many museums including the Museum of Natural History.  This is the lobby which had a huge “tree” growing up the center of the atrium.

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ISO 400, F/4, 1/4 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/4, 1/4 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/5 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/5 sec, 24 mm Lens

 

Lake Formosa Neighborhood, Orlando

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Ok, I turned up 2 hours early at the Orlando Museum of Art and it was not open to the public yet so I did a long walk of probably 6 miles around the museum and explored all the lakes, parks and neighborhoods in the area.  This pretty area was called the Lake Formosa Neighborhood and was established in 1911 or over a hundred years ago.  It had a nice bridge that crossed the water into the rising sun.

ISO 100, F/9, 1/125 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/125 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/11, 1/250 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/11, 1/250 sec, 24 mm Lens

Sign up close:

ISO 400, F/11, 1/250 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/11, 1/250 sec, 24 mm Lens

 

 

Reflection of the Orlando Museum of Art

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While waiting for the Orlando Museum of Art to open I continued to walk around on the extensive park like grounds.  This pool of water had accumulated after a large rain the previous night and made some nice reflections.

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/250 sec, 28 mm Lens

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/250 sec, 28 mm Lens

Back of the Orlando Museum of Art

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I walked around to the sunny sunrise side of the Orlando Museum of Art while waiting for it to open and here the chilly Florida Winter morning felt warmer.

ISO 1250, F/22, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 1250, F/22, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm Lens

Orlando Museum of Art

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This Winter I drove up to Orlando, Florida to see the famous museums there. Everyone else was going to the attractions so there were no real crowds here.  This is the Orlando Museum of Art and the top of this structure looks like it has lights on but it is actually the early morning sun coming through.  I arrived hours before it opened so I walked around the outside and took some shots.  Inside they did not allow cameras in any way so there are no internal shots.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/50 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/50 sec, 24 mm Lens

Oddities at the TECO Manatee Exhibit

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Here they actually had a lower jaw from the skull of a Manatee and you can see most of the teeth are grinding molars as they are mostly vegetarians.

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On display was the interactive exhibit of static electricity which reacted to your touch by causing this array of green light that crackled all around your hand.  It moved as you touched it. Fun and spooky at the same time.

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Manatees at the Tampa Power Plant

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There were an amazing amount of Manatees in the warm power plant water runoff this chilly Winter day in Tampa. There had to be well over 100 Manatees in the water and many had calves and came out very close to the viewing walkways so you could see them. At noon, the TECO plant blew some kind of loud siren and the Manatees all dove underwater deeply to not hear it. They quickly all came back up to the surface.

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Here is one that came up close.

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Entrance to the Manatee Viewing Area at TECO

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This is the new metal sculpture at the entrance of the walkways to the Manatee viewing area of TECO.  TECO is the Tampa Electric Company that provides walkways and viewing areas free to the public. Manatees are attracted to the warm water outflows from the power plant and so are large Tarpin, Sharks, Rays and other fish.

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