Dan Vidal is a "nightlife photographer" based in Miami but shoots the dance music culture all across the United States. DV Digital is his blog and, as you might expect, where he shows off some of his work.
Earlier this week he posted a nice report about how the South Florida club scene might be changing after being monopolized.
For a few months now, strong rumors had been brewing about a massive takeover of local Miami nightlife assets by a large outside organization. Speculation ran rampant, from Vegas operators to Live Nation. Eventually, the power play came in the form of a near-total acquisition of The Opium Group, operators of Mansion, SET, Mokaï, Cameo, and Opium at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL. In addition, it is public knowledge that SFX is in the process of acquiring Miami Marketing Group aka MMG, the operators of LIV, Story, and Arkadia, the other three main nightclubs in town. So, in one broad stroke, Miami’s nightlife scene will be under the control of SFX.You might also want to check out "A Year Back in Miami" where he analyzes Miami a year after his return from abroad.
Roger's Outdoor Blog
Roger Drouin is...
...a journalist and teacher. I recently completed my MFA in creative writing/fiction at Florida Atlantic University. One of my favorite hobbies is to get almost lost way out in the woods. I live in Delray Beach with my loyal hound.If you're looking for some nice nature photography and some tales of hiking or kayaking around South Florida, check out Roger's blog.
Mac Stone Photography
I've mentioned Mac Stone Photography in the Blog Notes before and noted it's beautiful outdoor panoramas and images.
This time around, MSP documents the death of a sandhill crane due to toxins produced by food that it had consumed most likely during its migratory flight to Florida.
According to the National Wildlife Heath Center, this paralysis and eventual death is caused by a toxin produced by a fungus found in corn and peanuts, called mycotoxin, or more specifically, fusariotoxin. Fusariotoxin will cause a flaccid paralyses of the neck and wing muscles as well as neurological damange. Wild migratory waterfowl like cranes poisoned by this fungus have thus far only been documented in Texas and New Mexico from contaminated grain fields. Cranes can ingest the fungus while foraging during low temperatures when other food sources are unavailable.It's a beautifully imaged, yet disturbing, post that will stick with you after you read it.
Edible South Florida
As you might expect, Edible South Florida is about different food events and happenings around South Florida. They've apparently been around for about a year and don't post much, but their latest post contains all the Redland essentials that you need in order to make this winter a little healthier.