TAMPA BAY SKYLINE RAG
With Tampa hosting the Republican National Convention during a week that kicked off with the looming threat of a storm, I'm moved to share an image of the skyline. Although I don't consider this city on the bay to be my home, Tampa has been good to me since I arrived six years ago to work in photography.
The photo above was taken atop the parking deck at Tampa General Hospital, one of the few vistas from which to get an unobstructed vantage point of the city. Jeremy Allen and I were up there one afternoon with a real arsenal of equipment — Mamiya 6, Leica Dlux, Canon G10 and a few tripods. Eventually, security showed and after a little chat, we kept shooting until the city's lights caught fire and the StarShip dinner cruise headed into the bay.
I'll be leading an upcoming Photo Safari to capture dusk images of Tampa's bridges at night as Mayor Buckhorn had them illuminated with gelled lighting in advance of the convention. Stay tuned for dates and check out Lights on Tampa.