52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


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A1 Repeating Patterns

On one of my photo walks a couple weeks ago I found myself UNDER a nearby bridge. No I am not a troll although I did like the book “Three Billy Goats Gruff” when I was little but I digress.

So I was visiting a nearby nature preserve and on the way back to the parking lot I found a path that lead me under the bridge. Once under the bridge I couldn’t help but look for the possibilities with all these photo themes swimming around in my head. My next thought was that this would fit perfectly in the “Repeating Patterns” theme!

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49. Anyone Home?

Last week while driving around I took a wrong turn and stumbled across a little gem. It’s called Jiggs Landing and is located on the Ever’s Reservoir on the Bradenton River.

The site was originally purchased in the mid 30’s by Al (Jigs) Metcalf and his wife Agnes Spicer Metcalf and established as a fish camp and safe harbor for those in need of one spiritually, physically or emotionally.

Manatee County acquired Jiggs Landing in 2005. Restoration was completed in 2011. Now visitors can rent one of the 4 little cabins, fish, have a gathering in the picnic shelter or visit the replica cabin. It’s fun to wander the peaceful grounds and enjoy the Old Florida charm in a place that is quickly becoming surrounded by new home construction.

I thought the little turquoise cabins fit perfect with my “Anyone Home?” theme.

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52. A Calm Moment

Last week I went with 2 fellow photographer/blogger/adventure seekers to the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida. We were seeking some unique photo ops and it was an absolute blast! I took shots that were suitable for many of our themes but I am choosing to post a photo of something a little unexpected. Alongside the parading protesters and frenzied media a mounted policeman was showing his horse some kindness and having “A Calm Moment.” This is the stuff that doesn’t make the news…

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