52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


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39. Shallow Depth of Field

The weather has been so beautiful the last few days. We had our first real dip in temperature of the fall season. The humidity dropped and for a couple days I had the slider open during the day enjoying the fresh air. It motivated me to grab my camera and go poke around my back yard to see what theme I could find. I had a lot of “That Reminds Me” moments and loads of “Up Close,” photos because I was playing with my macro lens. I decided to go ahead and use my “Shallow Depth of Field” theme. Sorry, I couldn’t pick just one!

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This yellow flower hasn’t bloomed all summer. As soon as we had a couple cool days it just exploded with flowers.
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I love this succulent. I had a mini version of it in Panama.
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One of my favorite things about living in Florida is having 2 growing seasons for our garden. The cucumber plants are going nuts this year!
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The tomato plants are almost as tall as me already! I think fresh tomatoes for Christmas will be pretty amazing.
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We have already eaten fresh green and yellow beans twice for dinner!
Yep…. gardening in Florida works for me!

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8. Distortion

I spent this past weekend kicking around Chattanooga, TN with my friend and fellow blogger Mary Nell. We both had some really fun and creative ideas that we collected photos for.  I have been wanting to try this fun technic I learned about recently at a photoshop workshop. It’s called Polar Planets. To start you need a nice panoramic photo that you can match up really nice on the ends. I thought this barn photo would be a good candidate. It’s only my second attempt so it isn’t perfect.

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I thought you might like to see the original image as well. You can see just how much distortion I added!

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42. Standing Out From The Crowd.

hmmmm. I think a better title for this might be “Crossing Guards Gone Wild!”  But that isn’t a choice so I will stick to”Standing Out From The Crowd.” Please someone promise me that if I ever try to leave the house dressed head to toe in neon orange you will stop me.

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