52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


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4. Architecture

I knew while I was visiting New York City that I would want to use the theme “Architecture.” But I didn’t think I would be so overwhelmed with so many choices!
I chose the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wow. It is just beautiful even in a snow storm. I chose to use a couple snowy day photos to show you something I did not know when I was there snapping photos…
The Met
The second photo of the front  facade shows a little unknown fact. It is still unfinished. It was the third addition to the original building. Richard Morris Hunt died before construction began on the famous 5th Avenue façade that visitors have known as the Met’s main entrance since 1902, but his son carried out the design almost to his specifications. Thirty-one pieces of sculpture were designed for it, but a lack of funds left piles of uncarved stone atop the columns which has become an “accepted part of the façade.”
In Hunt’s original design, the four columns were to be topped by sculpture groups representing  ‘four great periods of art’: Egyptian, Greek, Renaissance and Modern. Between each pair of columns sat a niche where Hunt intended to set a copy of one great work from each historical era.”

Piles of uncarved stone atop the columns

Piles of uncarved stone atop the columns

In 2011 The Museum announced that 5.68 million people visited the Met during that fiscal year. It was the highest record in 40 years. I wonder how many people looked up long enough to see that something was still left to finish? Or perhaps they were like me and just overwhelmed by it’s beauty!


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29. Mirror Image

Recently while visiting New York City with my friend Mary Nell I noticed her reflection in this store window. I thought it would work perfectly for my mirror image theme. It’s a good thing there is only 1 of her, I couldn’t keep up with 2!

IMG_7621 mirrorimage


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50. Up Close

One morning last week I noticed while letting the dogs outside that all the flowers, grass and trees were covered in a very fine dew.  I grabbed my camera quick and started taking shots with my macro lens before the heat of the sun dried it all out.

I couldn’t help but think how similar this photo of my dill weed plant covered in dew resembled a branch of pine needles covered in tiny snow flakes. Then I chuckled when I remembered that the high that day was going to be 82 degrees! Winter time in Florida… ahhhhh

Dew on the Dill


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27. Lost/Forgotten Items

While visiting Mary Nell in Chattanooga, TN we  explored an old barn with our cameras. I saw these old bottles sitting along the wall and loved how the light made the liquid inside seem to glow.  We managed to snap off quite a few photos considering both Mr. Impatiences were waiting for us in the car!

Lost or Forgotten