Andrea O'Connell Photography

seeing beauty everywhere

Fort DeSoto is a sprawling, mega beach, park, wetlands, forest, sanctuary, playground and historic landmark all rolled into one ginormous (11,000 acres) Florida park. Recently I spent a (blistering cold) morning there photographing the shoreline, and views of the famous Sunshine Skyway bridge, from the…

Ft. DeSoto (as seen from the East Beach shoreline)



Sky Ablaze at Green Cay Wetlands

I recently had an opportunity to shoot at the glorious Green Cay Wetlands, in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Although these summer months have been incredibly hot, humid and wet, it’s the perfect recipe for beautiful skies and glorious colors. Here’s another one:

Sunset over the Wetlands at Green Cay



thru an old car mirror reflecting

Looking in the right side-mirror of an old red Ford Sedan reveals a 2014 model of the Ford Escape (in the background). In the foreground is an antique Ford wagon – with fancy-schmancy white walls.

Contrast: Weekly Photo Challenge



Bait cutting boy in orange

This is Lauderdale-By-the-Sea on the coast of South Florida, due east of Fort Lauderdale. I grew up here – visited this pier thousands of times.

Bait Cutting or Birds Hang Here