Month: February 2017

  • 718BrewCafe, Metropolis, IL

    718BrewCafe, Metropolis, IL

    MARKET STREET/METROPOLIS, IL – 718BrewCafe is a daytime brew pub serving pizza, sandwiches and salads with a variety of craft beers and wines located on historic Market Street across the street from the Lois Lane statue in Metropolis, IL. GRAND OPENING MARCH 16th & 17 Paducah Chamber of Commerce is 3/16/2017 at 1pm Metropolis Chamber of…

  • Metropolis Planet Newspaper

    Metropolis Planet Newspaper

    METROPOLIS, IL – The Metropolis Planet Newspaper is the official weekly edition for real up-to-date news for Superman’s home town, Metropolis, IL. On the February 23, 2017 issue, there was an article that talked about how to order Superman license plates that features the 2017 Superman Celebration. I purchased this issue at the front desk…

  • Lois Lane Metropolis (Market Street)

    Lois Lane Metropolis (Market Street)

    Market Street / Metropolis, IL – Lois Lane is memorialized in a statue located at the corner of 8th Street and historic Market Street in the small and wonderful town of Metropolis, IL. The statue features the original Lois Lane played by Noel Darleen Neill (1920-2016) in the first hit series of Superman during the 1950’s.…

  • Our Retirement Community in Paducah, KY

    Our Retirement Community in Paducah, KY

    PADUCAH, KY – One of the best and most affordable retirement communities in the nation is Liberty Point Apartments located in one of America’s best small towns, Paducah Kentucky. Liberty Point is not age restricted and not even marketed as a retirement community. However, through months of research we found it to be one of best places to…

  • Moved to Kentucky – go to townielifemagazine.com for things coming to South South FL

    Moved to Kentucky – go to townielifemagazine.com for things coming to South South FL

    We moved to Kentucky to be closer to family and I wanted to thank everyone that visited this site over the years. I wanted to let my few, but loyal, followers know that reporting about things coming to SouthShore has ended for photonews247.com but will continue at: http://townielifemagazine.com/growing. 

  • Traffic time lapse on Sun City Center Blvd

    Traffic time lapse on Sun City Center Blvd

      Camera used for these photos was the Sony A7 Full Frame – get price at amazon.com This time lapse video along Sun City Center Blvd (SR-674) was spliced together with free software called Windows Movie Maker. You can download it for OS and Windows at: windows-movie-maker.org. The video above is similar to another one…

  • Sony Time-Lapse App on FL-674

    Sony Time-Lapse App on FL-674

    Camera used for these photos was the Sony A7 Full Frame – get price at amazon.com This video was created with the Sony Time Lapse App on a Sony A7 camera. The individual clips were unedited and spliced together in Windows Movie Maker which is free software. The music was provided by YouTube’s Audio Library which is…

  • Full Frame VS point-and-shoot during the day

    Full Frame VS point-and-shoot during the day

    Below are almost identical photos taken in day light with two different cameras: the Sony A7 full frame camera ($1000) and the Canon SX710 HS point and shoot ($250). Camera used for these photos was the Sony A7 Full Frame – get price at amazon.com I was amazed when I found little variance in quality between the…

  • Features Gastropub, Riverview 14 GDX (opens)

    Features Gastropub, Riverview 14 GDX (opens)

    SOUTHSHORE/GIBSONTON, FL – Features Gastropub is the new restaurant inside the GDX Riverview 14 Theater located at 10550 East Bay Road in the Riverview 14 Plaza in Gibsonton, FL. The new eatery is a popular late night diner open til 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Purchasing a movie ticket is not mandatory to eat at…

  • Traffic in Sun City Center, FL (SR-674)

    Traffic in Sun City Center, FL (SR-674)

    SOUTHSHORE / SUN CITY CENTER, FL – Sun City Center Blvd (SR-674) has picked up some traffic over the years along with longer wait times at stop lights. I noticed around 1:00 pm, a day after publishing this page, I was in a line of cars backed up past Taco Bell waiting for the light…

  • Ybor City lights on 7th Avenue [VIDEO]

    Photo gallery of historic 7th Avenue during Super Bowl 2017 in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, FL. TAMPA / YBOR CITY – Ybor City contains 950 historic buildings and is the official Historic District of Tampa, FL. The highlight of Ybor City is historic 7th Avenue. It’s the commercial strip with early 20th century influences…

  • Tampa’s 7th Ave (historic)

    Tampa’s 7th Ave (historic)

    Photos of 7th Avenue during the evening of Superbowl 2017 in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, FL

  • Thai Legacy Restaurant, Brandon, FL (opens)

    Thai Legacy Restaurant is now open in the former Thai Boat Restaurant space at 120 N Parsons Avenue at Brandon Blvd. in Brandon, FL. Appetizers ($4.95 – $6.95) The cheapest appetizer is the Fresh Summer Rolls filled with your choice of shrimp or chicken for only $4.95. The most expensive is the Stuffed Chicken Wings at…

  • Loud train horns in Tampa getting silenced

    Loud train horns in Tampa getting silenced

    Train horn complaints by residence in downtown Tampa have been heard while the City goes into planning phase to quite them down TAMPA / YBOR CITY, FL – It is Federally mandated for train conductors (24 hours a day) to sound their horns 15-20 seconds before reaching a railroad crossing to warn drivers and pedestrians…

  • Flavas Jamaican Grill, Riverview, FL (coming soon)

    SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – Flavas Jamaican Grill is a new restaurant recently approved by Hillsborough County to open in Victory Center in a small retail space that sits between Zeko’s Grill and Cricket Wireless at 6467 US-301 in Riverview, FL. Flavas Jamaican Grill (coming soon) 6467 US-301, Riverview, FL 33578 directions: google.com/maps

  • Why Mamas, a roadside diner, Ruskin, FL

    Why Mamas, a roadside diner, Ruskin, FL

    SOUTHSHORE / RUSKIN, FL – Whymama’s is a food truck and roadside diner that features a made-from-scratch menu located in the parking lot of Mango Jo’s and across from the Hot Tomato at the corner of College Ave. and 27th SE St. in the Ruskin neighborhood of SouthShore, FL. You can experience signature items like…