Half a tank

Gas prices are killing me and severely thwarting my photo road trips. If I gas up in town it’s around $3.90/gal, a short drive across the bay into Tourist Town and it jumps over 20¢. Despite the higher petrol costs, we’ve been inundated with out-of-towners. Meaning I have to reconsider where I go for my hikes, avoiding high traffic spots and keeping to those lesser known trails and beaches.

I’m staying closer to home, trying to consolidate and run several errands while I’m out. I’m attempting to keep my trips to less than a half tank of gas.

Lost princess

Spirals

Biting beauty

Backyard 'shrooms

Bayou canal

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

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  1. $3.90. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! I’m happy because I saw gas for $4.17 somewhere today. I’ve seen it over $4.59 in recent weeks, and it’s painful. But I so get it – I’m doing my share of curtailing, too. Fortunately you seem to be able to find awesome subjects no matter where you go!

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  2. I guess gas price is a global problem – we have to find new energy before it’s too late and greenhouse effect is a big issue too…
    Biking is healthy and saves energy! I’ll start biking again when back at home – greetings from Berlin!

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  3. Tara, i’m in love with all your nature photos. The mushrooms I love best.
    Ahhh don’t let me start on gas prices (we call it petrol where I live)…. hugs..

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  4. The images are fun, I like the palmetto on macro. It’s the little tiny curly Q’s that most people won’t see just walking by, but a macro shot takes it in and makes it come to life!

    I saw a sign for gas at 8.33 a gallon in London, it about made me sick. You know they raise it every year for the Memorial Day weekend, that’s not a funny thought to have with it so close around the corner.

    What kind of flowers are the white ones, with the heavy golden centers?

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  5. Got so distracted by gas prices I forgot to leave a ‘real’ comment!
    The shoe pic is adorable. As soon as my niece found out she was having a baby girl, all my daughters & I could think about was tiny baby SHOES!!
    Love the spirals, too.

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  6. Gas prices are KILLING me, and my car has suddenly decided to suck gas at an alarming rate. I basicallly don’t go anywhere I dont HAVE to go. =(

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  7. They say that necessity is the mother of invention. It seems that staying close to home has brought you some great pictures.

    Happy Sunday!
    :-)
    Traci

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  8. Gas prices are getting nuts. :( It’s inhibiting everything everywhere :(
    But, *yay* FL for hiking prices up for tourists. They’re not spending enough ;)

    Anyways!! GORGEOUS pictures, as always!! ♥ the spirals :D

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  9. Oh how this makes me chuckle… if we had gas prices like yours I think there would be a national celebration. Diesel is currently the equivalent of about $9.20 per gallon in the UK. Now THAT is pricey ;)

    Mollyxxx

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    • Yep, I can maneuver the text in any direction I want. When you add a text box with PicMonkey, there is a little ‘handle’ at the top of the box. Click and hold on that circle, then you can turn it any direction using a touch pad or mouse.

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  10. The lonely shoe is so charming! Lovely photos. Sigh. Wonder how you get the creative watermarks. Tell me?

    (I am putting together those okra recipes and will mail them in a couple of days)

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    • I use PicMonkey, a free photo editing program, to add the watermarks. I can include text anywhere on the image and adjust size and color. It’s very easy.

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