One of the jewels of the Florida State Park system, Hillsborough River State Park lies about 12 miles north of Tampa FL on US301. The Hillsborough River flows over the southernmost rapids in the United States within the park. The cypress tree at the edge of the rapids is described as the “most photographed tree in Florida.” This is a location I photograph every few months at all times of the year. The first two images were taken in late spring about 10 years ago using a NIKON F100 SLR with Fuji Velvia film.
The next image was taken in early January 2013 using a NIKON D800 DSLR; one of my first images with this new camera.
Finally, I spent quite a bit of time shooting detail as the river flowed around the moss covered rocks that create the rapids. As this particular image evolved the focus shifted from the rock to the S-shaped curve of the water.