Fort Pierce, Florida points of Photographic interests for the photographer
looking for great photography.
If you take a photography workshop with me and want to see the sites if you
have the time then I will be your guide. Below you will see plenty of photographic images of the Fort Pierce area,
not all are grade A hang on the below pictures, but all show that as a photographer I have explored many areas and
know how to get the best from most picture taking opportunities.
Fort Pierce, Florida is a city in and the county seat of St. Lucie County, Florida, United
States. Fort Pierce was the only Florida city to be ranked among the most "idyllic and historic" main streets as
rated by USA today(source St Lucie Tribune) Fort Pierce has plenty of atmosphere without all the traffic of places
like Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
It is also known as the Sunrise City which must explain why the main theater and concert hall
in Fort Pierce is called 'Sunrise'. The population was 37,516 at the 2000 census. The best thing about Fort Pierce
is that Fort Pierce and the area around Fort Pierce offers many picture crafting opportunities for the Treasure
Coast and visiting photographer. Fort Pierce also offers some interesting bars and restaurants. Compared to big
traffic nightmare places like Fort Lauderdale, West Palms, Orlando and Miami, Fort Pierce is more casual less
traffic but as you will see below: Fort Pierce has many places that will interest the national as well as the
Please click thumbnail picture for full picture. Fort Pierce
has many Festivals, Shows and Fishing tournaments during the year. I would suggest that you check the Fort
Pierce home page before your visit to Fort Pierce.(link at bottom of page.) The pictures on this page and on
my Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie's pages are not commercial photographs but pictures that try to show
photographers the possibilities in pictures if they only take the time to look. After I had taken several
pictures of restaurants/bars I began to see these buildings as works of art and my pictures as something
that translated their commercial buildings into something a little more
Hemingway's must see in Fort Pierce,
Fort Pierce Marina Area: Includes main and
north marinas and park area in-between both areas If you are coming by boat and need to
know about the various fishing tounaments and what sort of facilities the marina offers than you
need to know about this area. Also many festivals such as Hooked on Music and Sandy Shoes,
and year round getogethers like Friday Fest and Farmers Market take place in this area.
However the biggest reason I like this area is that four of my favorite bars and
restaurants(Cobbs Landing, Original Tiki Bar, Tapas 121 and 2nd st Bistro) are all within walking
distance in this area.
Usually runs from September to June. Beautiful theater and top notch entertainment. 'The Man
of La Mancha, Beatles Tribute Band and Boz Scaggs' were some of the shows I liked. Nice bar on the 2nd floor.
Winner 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award St. Lucie performing arts venue.
|| Friday Fest: Located in the Fort Pierce Marina area. If
the weather is decent enough this happens on the first Friday of each month. When rain occurs Friday
Fest is always scheduled for the next Friday.
Although there might be some picture taking opportunity's Friday Fest is
all about having a good time and meeting plenty of other people who are out looking for a good time. Cheap draft
beer and plenty of good music helps you get into the mood. Friday Fest also has a hugh effect on all the local bars
and night spots in Fort Pierce. If you are sitting in a local bar in Fort Pierce at 9pm on a Friday Fest(even if
Friday Fest has been canceled) night and the bar is empty, you need to leave quickly before that bar closes
permanently. You can bet the person serving you also makes you want to leave. Winner 2014 Treasure
Coast Reader's Choice Award St. Lucie special events festivals.
|| Farmer's Market: Happens most Saturday's, weather
permitting, and during the morning hours. Located in the Fort Pierce Marina area.
Decent coffee, great pastries and even some entertainment. For those who like fresh produce
and products by local artists, this is the place to go. Favorite 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's
Choice Award St. Lucie special events festivals.
|| Bike Night: Lots of Bikes -Lots of Chrome. Located on N
2nd St. between Orange ave. and Avenue A. Happens most Thursday evening's if the weather is decent
Below a panorama photograph of Bike Night in Fort Pierce. Good opportunity for some
photographs. Need to bring your tripod and need a good enough camera to do a HDR picture. On the above link please
check out the HDR picture at the bottom of the page. Rock and Roll music fills the air and plenty of opportunities
Classic Car Show: Happens the last Friday of each
month during the evening hours on N 2nd St. between Orange Ave. and Avenue A.
If you are like me and milions of older people those cars sure bring back memories. Plenty of music
playing that matches the era of a lot of those old Chevy's, Thunderbirds and Corvettes.
Cost $8 for adults to get him. If your'e a real cheapo, show up 45 minutes before closing time and
you get in for free. The museum is a must see beyond taking some pictures but more importantly for a chance to find
out about some of the best Americans this country has produced. The museum parking lot also connected to a nice
beach. If you want to do a nice model shoot on a beach that isn't to crowded, this is the place.
Winner 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award St. Lucie Tourist Attraction.
The airport has remodeled part of restaurant to enhance the view of the planes landing and
taking off. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Food is decent not great and the service is pretty good.
This is a small airport so traffic is never a problem. I think you can craft some decent pictures from the airport.
May take several trips at different times to get that special picture.
A lot of public money has been spent to beautify this area. The view from the top of the
bridge is pretty spectacular. Park also has a couple of museums to visit, along with dock fishing, bathing and
places for barbecuing and picnicking. At sunset this is a good place for photographers. This is one of the best
places on the Treasure Coast for sunset pictures. Usually when I visit this place at sunset there is also one or
more photographers taking pictures.
Up-and-coming park to watch. A major amount of money both private and public has been invested in
this area. Nice beach to watch wind surfers and do some fishing off of jetty or enjoy a barbecue or just take a
walk. With the Ocean in front of you and the inlet to your left you have plenty of area to take some pictures. Of
course after you have satisfied your photography created urges there are several places to have a cool drink.
Winner 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award St. Lucie Beach.
Endless Summer, Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Rd.
Ft. Pierce Florida, 772-460-0500:
Yes hard to believe, Fort Pierce has a
business where they produce wine(actually Endless Summer is the only wine producing place on
Florida's Treasure Coast.)
Anyway I tried all of their wines and could have gotten drunk on anyone of them. My favorite was
the 'Rastamon Red Red' a little more dry than sweet but a solid taste that went down a little to smooth. Yes, I had
three glasses after the wine tasting and would have had a forth if they didn't close at five. The owner of this
establishment -Gary Roberts - has for years ran a award winning nursery and landscaping business. He and his family
has used this expertise to build the type of environment where a photographer can craft some interesting pictures.
I am looking forward to taking some good sunset type pictures. Endless Summer is looking to expand their business
for special events like parties and weddings. More information on their web-site. Endless Summer is also a
certified Florida Winery. This means they can give tours of the harvest area, bottling, corking and labeling
process. Winner 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award St. Lucie vineyard winery.
Winner 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award St. Lucie best weekend getaway.
|| Sailfish Brewing Co: 407 N. 2nd St Fort
Pierce, FL 34950 772-242-8691
Hard to believe that a dinky little town like Fort Pierce not only has a wine-making place, and now
they have a beer making place. I tried one of their brews, and I liked it but it was a little expensive for my
palate. If you like craft beer and want to learn how they make it then it is worth a visit. The bar area is small
and entertainment probably mean single acustic guitar. The bar only serves ale's so it you prefer lagers this might
not be your type of place.
If you are at a free event in Fort Pierce and hear some pretty good music, chances are the
event was sponsored by the FPJBS. On Saturdays they have a Jazz Market for various types of artists. This event is
located next to the Farmers Market. On most Tuesday nights at the Sunrise Theater's Black Box Theater they sponsor
Jazz and Blues entertainers. Sometimes on Thursday they sponsor well known Blues and Jazz bands.
With my camera in hand I have traveled to many places
in the area and hopefully you can see that Fort Pierce offers some interesting picture taking opportunities for the
photographer to take some interesting photographs and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of this part of the Treasure
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Some links the photographer coming to Fort Pierce can use for further
Fort Pierce home page
: good for information about
the many events in the Fort Pierce area. In addition to the many festivals and fishing contests
the city also has a Friday fest on the first Friday of the month, a farmers and crafts market
every Saturday, bikers night ever Thursday and on the last Friday of the month a classic car