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16-month Ethan Jennings grabs a cardboard cutout of the face of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as his father Florida delegate Bernard Jennings holds him during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for the president of the United States by a major political party Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. There were not only tears of celebration but protest. "I move that all votes, all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the official record and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," Sen. Bernie Sanders said. His effort to unite the party could not keep some supporters from walking out of the convention in protest. Politicians, advocates and celebrities such as Alicia Keys and actors Meryl Streep, Tony Goldwyn, Debra Messing, Erika Alexander and Elizabeth Banks also were on hand, making for an historic night in the City of Brotherly Love.Full Story
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LARA CERRI | Times
Dessert at Provisions next door to Rebecca's at City Market in Dade City, was the last stop with three kinds of panna cotta paired with moscato or milk chocolate porter.
A thunderstorm dropped rain on roads so hot they steamed. As the clouds dispersed, a low, golden sun came out, casting dramatic light on the orange groves. Spanish moss glowed on oak trees; the red heads of leggy sandhill cranes pecked at the ground.
It was another slow summer evening along the rolling country roads of eastern Pasco County.
This was the scene Thursday as 80 diners traveled between Pearl in the Grove and three other restaurants owned by Curtis Beebe and his wife, Rebecca.
The couple’s debut “go at your own pace” progressive dinner had sold out quickly.
Appetizers were served at Local Public House in San Antonio, a casual, laid-back pub with a commitment to local fare. The next course was lionfish bouillabaisse at Pearl in the Grove followed by steak and scallop dinner at Rebecca’s at City Market. The feast finished with three flavors of panna cotta at Provisions. The last three restaurants are all in Dade City.
Each plate was paired with wine or beer choices that included Tozai Snow Maiden sake and JDub’s Bell Cow Milk Chocolate Porter. …Full Story
Go big or go home. That seemed to be the overwhelming sentiment when it came to dressing for the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland.
To stand out, delegates and guests wore everything from Revolutionary War-era military uniforms to Donald Trump wigs to elephant hats to Superman capes. Campaign buttons adorned hats, shirts and ears. The stars and stripes accessorized everything, from heads to, literally, toes.
One attendee dressed as Abraham Lincoln. Another wore a Hillary Clinton mask, handcuffs and prison overalls.
No outfit was too outlandish, as long as it was red, white and blue. Well, except for the Pittsburgh Steelers fan who couldn't leave her black and gold at home.
Here are some of the looks that caught our eyes.Full Story
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
A yellow crowned night heron searches for food in the Dunedin Channel as the sun sets over Malone island and North Clearwater Beach on Tuesday (7/19/16).
Making this picture made me remember a quote I heard my friend and former colleague at the Times, photojournalist Ricardo Ferro, say once - "I can tell how enthusiastic I was about pictures on any day by how many u-turns I made." I was driving, on my way home from an assignment, and I saw this picture through the trees. I drove a couple blocks, slowing down, hesitating on stopping. It was too beautiful to pass up. I turned around and made the picture in this fantastic light which was almost gone by the time I got out of my car. - Douglas R. Clifford
These Michigan tart cherries I picked up at the #annarbor #farmersmarket this morning are going to be #dessert very soon. A pie? A tart? A crisp? Stay tuned... #tbtimesgram
Last week's photo assignment for dessert is now over. Thank you for participating. Check out the top 15 photographs from last week.Full Story
[DOUGLAS R CLIFFORD | Times]
A lightning bolt illuminates the sky over Crystal Beach and St. Joseph Sound on Sunday night (7/17/2016).
I was driving in North Pinellas and noticed what seemed to be dozens of lightning strikes all around me, but mostly towards the coast, so I drove out to Crystal Beach to make a picture. I was reluctant to use the tripod because it is aluminum — lightning tends to like aluminum — so I quickly set the camera up, distancing myself from it using a remote trigger, just in case. I made about 25 frames, eventually capturing one of the strikes.
DIRK SHADD | Times
Klohe looks on from her cage after visiting with Victoria Vetter, 18 months old, who was coming from playing in the kids zone at the YMCA after her mother, Christie Vetter, hit the treadmill.
The SPCA of Tampa Bay teamed up with the Jim and Heather Gills YMCA for a pet adoption event outside of the YMCA on First Avenue S in St. Petersburg on Friday. In addition to dogs, they brought along kittens, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs and a ferret.Full Story
This color view from NASA's Juno spacecraft is made from some of the first images taken by JunoCam after the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter. Three of the planet's four largest moons â Io, Europa and Ganymede â can be seen from left to right.
The JunoCam is working. NASA released a photo of Jupiter and three of its moons that was taken a few days after the Juno spacecraft entered the planet's orbit on July 4.
The view was obtained at 1:30 p.m. July 10 when Juno was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter.
The color image shows atmospheric features on Jupiter, including the famous Great Red Spot, and three of the massive planet's four largest moons — Io, Europa and Ganymede, from left to right in the image.
NASA says the first high-resolution images of Jupiter are still a few weeks away.
Good morning #yellow ! #tbtimesgram
Last week's photo assignment for the color yellow is now over. Thank you for participating. Check out the top 20 photographs from last week.
ANDRES LEIVA | TIMES
"The Infiltrator," star Bryan Cranston poses for a photo with movie director Brad Furman and co-star Benjamin Bratt during the red carpet event before a private screening of "The Infiltrator," a movie filmed around Tampa Bay in 2015.
Staff Photojournalist Andres Leiva captures photos of Emmy award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, co-star Benjamin Bratt, Director Brad Furman and special invited guests for the premiere of "The Infiltrator" at the Tampa Theatre. Full Story
Happy 4th of July Tampa #tbtimesgram #sundaywiththetimes #symmetricalmonsters #moodygrams #reflections #reflectiongram
Last week's photo assignment for water is now over. Thank you for participating. Check out the top fifteen photographs from last week.Full Story
This composite image shows an aurora at Jupiter's pole that that is larger than Earth.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image from Jupiter’s north pole that could give the Giant Red Spot a challenge as the planet’s most spectacular feature.
Using the Hubble's ultraviolet sensing equipment, researchers have captured an aurora bigger than all of Earth.
The image was released by the European Space Agency on Thursday and is actually a composite of two shots. The first is an optical shot taken by Hubble in spring 2014 and the second comes from its ultraviolet sensors and was taken this year.
Attention is focused on Jupiter this week as the solar-powered Juno spacecraft is on the final leg of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile voyage to the biggest planet in the solar system.
As Juno approaches Jupiter late Monday, it will fire its main rocket engine to slow down and slip into orbit around the planet.
SCOTT KEELER | Times
Elle and her Dad.
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria had just begun reading the children's book Mort the Sport by author Robert Kraus during the Reading with the Rays summer reading program at the St. Petersburg Public Library, Thursday, 6/30/16, when his daughter Elle, 3, jumped up on stage to join him.
[Submitted by Robert Grossi, Spring Hill, FL.]
1. Babies first swim (Published June 5, 2016)
Baby Sandhill Cranes, ducklings and gators compete with a gorgeous Florida Panther and a spectacular sunset in this month's reader photo poll. Please cast your vote to help decide which of these five reader-submitted photos will wear the title of Reader Photo of the Month.