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A short story about the making of “Simply Florida and Then Some”.

simply florida artist Jackie
Jackie – Artist

Jackie became interested in photography at a young age when her father showed her how to make a picture, from a negative, using an envelope and the sun. Her first developed picture was a photo of Hopalong Cassidy.
Jackie then took classes in darkroom developing and started creating her own photos, all in black and white.
When the digital camera was developed she continued to take pictures but then wanted to know how to make them better using digital technology. Seven years later people began to really like what she was doing. This is about the time “Simply Florida” was first conceived.
From their feedback Jackie began submitting her works of art to contest sites, which matched her works with others and let the professional community vote on them. She was so surprised at the awards she won from around the world voters! Another surprise was the fact that pictures from around the country were winning awards. So, “Simply Florida” became “Simply Florida and Then Some.
Jackie’s work focuses on the beauty of Florida, there is so much beauty in my back yard literally, birds, flowers, trees, beaches and so on. Of course, she also works with shots from different parts of the country also.

A quote from Jackie;

“Photos are our way of remembering and they are very important to us. Mine are very important to me and I treat yours as though they are mine.”

Jackie's First Camera
Brownie Camera
Development Equipment
The Darkroom
simply Florida's Techie Jim
Jim – Techie

Jim’s background turns out to be a perfect blend with Jackie’s talent. After being Honorably discharged from military service he began learning about, and working in, the computer field. (back in 1969)
Jim worked his way up through management in the computer field in the banking industry and traveled throughout the United States and different parts of the world as a consultant.
Jim began creating websites in the late 1990s and still dabbles with that while honing his management talents and learning about photo-art.

A quote from Jim;

“While I do not know how Jackie does what she does we make a great team serving up exactly what people are looking for. I know it makes both Jackie and me very happy when we can provide what someone is looking for. We are grateful we can help.”


We submit images to Pixoto in order to get world wide opinions.
“Pixoto is an online community where photographers compete to have the best images in their category.
Submitted images are matched against each other in the ImageDuel system and voted on by other community members. The winners advance on the Image Leaderboards and vie for the coveted top spot. By surfacing the best images to the top of the Leaderboard, Pixoto hopes to be the place to find the highest-quality photographs in any given subject.”
Photo awards number 1 from around the world.

Photo awards number 2 from around the world.

Photo awards number 3 from around the world.

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