Saturday, January 19, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: GrillSmith Restaurant is Food On Fire!

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Clearwater, Florida: GrillSmith Restaurant is Food On Fire!
Oops! I mean food on THE fire. :D This is the restaurant known as GrillSmith. It's quite an impressive looking place, isn't it? It's pretty nice inside too. They have a proper bar area, and seating outside as well as in the dining room. The bar area has several booths and a few pub tables, and is separated from the main dining area by a nice screen.

If you've ever eaten at or heard of The Melting Pot, then you have some experience with the man who brought GrillSmith to life. Together with his brother and the former managing partner of Carrabba's Italian Grill, the creator of The Melting Pot started GrillSmith right here in Florida.

I think I have eaten there about 4 or 5 times. The food was pretty much always good. And the service only slipped a little bit here and there. I will say this, it is more of a 'hubbub' place. If you like it quiet and tranquil, well... not so much. If you enjoy more of an 'in the kitchen - kind of noisy' place, you will be fine here.
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Friday, January 18, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Boardwalk and Dock Double

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Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Boardwalk and Dock Double
I stopped to have a little camera fun while walking back off the dock at Lake Chautauqua Park. With the light so low that shutter speeds were hitting 1 second or more, I had a crazy idea. What if I pointed and focused, hit the shutter, and then quickly aimed the camera in a different direction?

I look forward to trying it again with a tripod. I think the effect might be more interesting without the verical blurring. We'll see. Then, as you might be able to tell, I tweaked the color a bit, to try to get the most out of the artificial texture.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Boardwalk and Dock II

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Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Boardwalk and Dock II
Back to a scene from Chautauqua Lake Park. Taken at the very trailing edge of dusk, there was not much light with which to transport color. So I admit that I tweaked this one a bit to try to restore the color and life that was stolen by that specter of death simulated: Night.

This truly is a beautiful little park, and I hope to show you more of it when I can get some daytime shots. At this time of year, I barely get out of work before it is dusk, so that doesn't leave much time to navigate traffic, and get the cool shots before the park closes. Most days it doesn't leave any time for that, at all.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Boardwalk and Dock

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Clearwater, Florida: Chautauqua Lake Park Boardwalk and Dock
Here is another view from the dock at Chautauqua Lake Park. I have tweaked this one a bit with the wand, so that the grains and textures of all that weathered wood really pops. I like the way it came out. This is a neat little park, like I said before. I am looking forward to the time of year when I can get there before sunset, when it closes, after work. This would be a great place to unwind after work.

Click here to see the other post on Chautauqua Lake Park, together with this one.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Start Your Engines!

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Clearwater, Florida: Cars, Driving, Traffic
Sitting in traffic. Glancing right for my turn. Glancing left. Cars all in a line. Cars all in a row. Looks like something familiar. Starting line-up. Another moment in time from our daily race to get ahead, stay afloat, maintain, recover, get balanced.

Are you in a race? Do you feel like down-shifting? Are you getting ahead, staying afloat, falling behind?
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Homes & Housing

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Clearwater, Florida: Homes & Housing (Real Estate, Property)
I always wonder what the neighborhoods and typical homes look like in other towns and cities. So I tend to want to post pictures that will give you an idea of what they are like around here, Clearwater, Florida.

This is a fairly typical home style for this area. It probably has 3 bedrooms, maybe 4, and two bathrooms. I would guess about 1,600 square feet, give or take. There is a two car garage, as well as a kitchen, living room, and probably a dining room. There may even be an in-ground swimming pool in the back yard.

What about your town?
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Moccasin Lake Nature Park VII: Water Fountains

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Clearwater, Florida: Moccasin Lake Nature Park Water Fountains Refreshment
I know, it's been a bit of a walk through the park. So I thought we ought to stop by the water fountains before we leave. Yeah, they are just water fountains, but I found the contrast between the two of them interesting.

I hope you enjoyed Moccasin Lake Nature Park. When you are in Clearwater, check it out. It's even better in person.
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