St. Pete, FL Daily Photo: About


St. Pete, FL Daily Photo is my celebration of the City of St. Petersburg, and my contribution to the City Daily Photo community.


Find out what St. Pete is all about in my Everything St. Pete page.

The Adopted Native

I’m a second generation immigrant from  the Philippines. I moved to St. Petersburg in 1996 and have since called  it home. I confess I didn’t fall in-love with St. Pete right away. I  grew up in the mountains, and St. Pete was flat and beachy—not my kind of  place. In the mountains, summer was mild, and the air refreshingly cool.  Here, summer was a scorcher, and the humidity was oppressive. I was  miserable!

Over the years, however, and after much  travel, I’ve grown to love St. Pete. Every time I’m away, I can’t wait  to get back. It’s not just the weather and landscape that draws me home;  St. Pete makes for a city life without the crowd and congestion. It  also makes for a small town life without it feeling remote. It’s  perfect.

My Photography

I am by no means a photographer, but I do love the explorer experience of discovery and the romantic experience of visual poetry that I get from taking pictures. Looking through the lens is seeing with a more perceptive set of eyes. I never leave the house without my camera.

My camera is a red Nikon S52, a pretty little point-and-shoot camera, I call "My precious" . I can’t be bothered with  the technicalities of photography (read: It addles my brain!), but I do experiment with the camera's automatic scene settings. I love the Close Up scene for macro shots.

I'm also a proud owner of a Sony DSC-V3. I've had it since 2005 and traveled half the world with it. Although it doesn't take pictures as well as it used to, it does have full manual settings, which I sometimes play with to, ahem, educate myself.

Thank you for dropping by. Since you took the time to know me a bit, let me return your visit. Make sure to leave a link to your blog before you move on.


“One’s destination is never a place,
but a new way of seeing things.”
– Henry Miller


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