Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Glass bottom boats - Silver Springs Park



The State of Florida has purchased the famous Silver Springs park and is in process of making into a Florida State Park. Changes are in the wind and I've heard that the zoo will be removed along with some other attractions.

But the price will drop. The previous owners have charged $44 per day, whereas the state will charge just $8. And the glass bottom boats will remain.

The first photo was taken with a Nikon F4s (film camera) using Fuji Reala film. The second photo was taken by Lois Anne with a Nikon D40 and was cross-posted to our blog on our L & L Photography site yesterday.

26 comments:

RedPat said...

I've never been in a glass bottomed boat but I bet it's a great experience if there is an interesting view.
You actually used film - how retro! ;-)

Sharon said...

It's funny how certain memories stick with you and I have very vivid memories of riding in one of these boats and watching the fish below. I was probably somewhere between 8 and 10 at the time.

Mo said...

What do you get to see through the glass bottoms?

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice that you use an old camera once in a while. Both photos are good. Eight Dollar a day sounds like a good price.

Small City Scenes said...

Good for the State of Florida A park where all can attend would be nice.

We don't have the big Gray Squirrels out here. I don't know why. I think they like to stay in the big cities where the handouts are more available. We do have, or I should say, I sighted twice, a small Douglas Squirrel eating blackberries last summer. He was in the woods and the blackberry (tiny kind) was growing way up in same tree. MB

Small City Scenes said...

PS: Yes that is Kylee. I think she was being negative. MB

Linda said...

For some reason I was unable to comment on your L & L Photography blog, so I gave up after a few tries.
Lovely photo.

Andy said...

The first time I was at the Silver Springs attraction was in 1974. It's pretty cool place. They also filmed some Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) movies there.

Kay said...

Two perspectives, two photographers. Nice! My husband and I have been known to repeatedly stand side-by-side when traveling and the next thing either of us hears is the clicks of the others' camera while we take the same shot.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Lovely shots, both of them! The first one looks a bit like a painting. Glad to see you've returned!

How nice that the park will be affordable for everyone now.

Jack said...

Two fine photos, Lowell. I am not going to take sides . . . I like both of your images. This will be a better expenditure of government money than lots of the things they spend it on.

hamilton said...

I haven't used film in years, but when I did I preferred Fuji.
It will be a welcome change to not have to pay exorbitant prices to get into the park.

Linda said...

Well, Lowell, I have given up on bothering to comment on your blogs. It seems that you don't want me to comment, as I have noticed that you not only failed to publish my two comments of tonight on your blogs...yet you allowed other comments to show. It's fine, I can't be bothered with people who obviously do not appreciate my friendship and sincere comments. Adios, aurevoir, adieu, goodbye.

Linda said...

Hi Lowell, if there is a glitch of sorts, please excuse my last comment, but I just don't understand what is happening and if you wanted me to visit your blogs or not.

Linda said...

Hi Lowell, thanks so much...and so sorry, I didn't understand what was happening, but I appreciate you explaining what was going on. I value your friendship and am glad that things are fine.

Linda said...

Hi Lowell, I just tried to comment on your L&L Photography blog. It still doesn't work for me. Thanks. :)

cieldequimper said...

I do love real film... What a change in pricing, amazing!

Pierre BOYER said...

It seems to be a great place to visit...
Perhaps a next time !
;-)
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

EG CameraGirl said...

I approve of governments purchasing land that will be shared with ALL the people and not just with people with tons of money. I like both photos.

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is amazing, I would love to walk around and take pictures! Your pictures are wonderful with lovely reflections!
Léia

llandudnopictures said...

Both fantastic shots, love the glass bottomed boats.

Halcyon said...

I like both shots. I wouldn't have been able to say which was "traditional".
Glad the park will live on, even if some of the attractions must go.

Judy said...

When I was just a wee lass, my parents took us to Florida where we took a ride in a glass bottom boat. I was very young but I remember it well.

JM said...

What a beautiful setting! Never rode a glass bottom boat but on the other hand I have done lots of snorkeling and when I do I loose the notion of time! :-)

magiceye said...

Wow that was a huge drop in entry fee!

Would love to take a trip in one of those glass boats!

Gunn said...

Yes, what a beautiful place on the earth!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson