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:
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Sony Time-Lapse App on FL-674

Feb 17, 2017 - Sun City Center Blvd & Trinity Lakes Drive/photonews247.com

Software and links used to create this time-lapse video

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 free as well.

I have been learning there are so many ways to create a time-lapse video. Some phones and cameras like the Cannon SX710 creates these right in the camera.

Here is what I used to create this one

CAMERA SOFTWARE
Sony Time Lapse App ($9.99) at:
https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/usbdetail.php?eid=IS9104-NPIA09014_00-000003

VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
Window Movie Maker Software (free) at:
http://www.windows-movie-maker.org/

MUSIC
YouTube Audio Library (free) at:
https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

FILMED ON LOCATION
Sun City Center FL 33573
A 55+ Age Restricted Community
Filmed along SR-674 (Sun City Center Blvd)
http://www.suncitycenter.org/

Ybor City – night photos

Feb 5, 2017 - Centro Ybor with Jimmy Johns and Wine Bar both with outside dining, Ybor City, FL/photonews247.com

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

If photos load too slow, you may want to watch in on YouTube video

Ybor City 7th Avenue – lights [VIDEO]

Feb 5, 2017 - Centro Ybor shopping center, 7th Avenue, Ybor City Tampa, Florida/photonews247.com

Photo gallery of historic 7th Avenue during Superbowl 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 is 7th Avenue. It’s the commercial strip with early 20th century influences from Europe, Asia and Cuba to name a few.

The video is a fast photo gallery that flips through over 100 images, most of which are on 7th Avenue.

SOURCE: https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/american_latino_heritage/ybor_city_historic_district.html

 

Loud train horns in Tampa getting silenced

Feb 5, 2017 - CSX Train at Railroad Crossing Ybor City Tampa/photonews247.com

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 a train is approaching.

Mayor Buckhorn’s push for new residential communities for the downtown area has been a great success.  A good example would be the 23-story Skyhouse in Channelside that had tenants signing on  months before it was move-in ready. The 7-story Fitzgerald apartments was the latest open. And in the works is the The Channel Club apartment complex with an adjacent Publix.

However, more people equates to more complaints. And at the top of the list is the train horns sounding off during the night.

The Remedy? Quiet Zones.

QUIET ZONES
A Quiet Zone is a Federal Railroad Administration exemption to the rule requiring train conductors and engineers to sound their horns when approaching railroad crossings.

However, train crews can still sound the horn if warranted for other safety reasons. So far there are only around five crossing in the downtown area slated to change over to Quiet Zones.

Quiet Zones must have upgraded warning devices and new gates that cost around $200,000 for each crossing according to CCX.

HOT TO GET QUIET ZONES

Learn how to get your local public agency to request a Quiet Zone for your area: fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L03055

Communities wishing to establish a quiet zone should contact their
local FRA Crossing Manager at: fra.dot.gov/Page/P0244