52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


17. In A Row

I debated and debated about what theme I wanted to attach this photo to. I considered On A Farm and All Alone. But I finally decided on In a Row. I took a trip to Arcadia, FL today with a fellow blogger for a little photo adventure. As we were driving I noticed this group of cows standing in a field. What caught my attention was the 1 black cow in a group of all white cows. Those things always make me wonder!  As soon as I got out of the car and walked down the fence line all the cows stopped what they were doing and decided to pay as much attention to me as I was paying to them. The first thought that came to me was that maybe they were thinking, “take a picture it lasts longer,” so I did!



40. The Wheels Go Round

Today was a big photo day! Besides going to the Sarasota Chalk Festival I also went to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum with the Lakewood Ranch Digital Photography Club. I had as much fun taking photos of the club members taking the photos as I did taking photos of the cars! I did some experimenting with HDR photography and thought a couple of them might fit well with “The Wheels Go Round” theme.



42. Walking Downtown

Today I was finally able to get downtown to the Sarasota Chalk Festival. I think this is probably my favorite annual event in Sarasota. Last year I was able to go every morning and take photos of the artists daily progress. I wasn’t able to do that this year but I did finally make it today before the forecasted rain arrives tomorrow. I just shake my head every year when I look at all the beautiful work and think it will be washed away forever with the first rain….

So, here are a few of my favorite chalk drawing that I admired today during my walk downtown!



11. It’s Big

In just a few short weeks I will be a Grandmother for the 4th time… It doesn’t seem like very long ago that I was posting a photo using the WOW! theme of the first ultrasound photo.

At least for today the attention was shifted to my daughter. She helped me test the lighting in my new studio by posing for a few shots. I really like this one and thought it might be fun to use it for my “It’s Big” theme.



30. I Say Black, You Say ______

Sunrise Silhouette! Just this week my husband and I moved into our new home. Each morning I am greeted with a beautiful sunrise through the palm trees while I have my morning coffee.



45. Bubbles


On most sunny days in the last month or so you will find a bubble machine blowing bubbles at 1200 Orange Avenue.  I can not think of any reason other than this person is just trying to brighten peoples day! The day I stopped to take photos it was a bit breezy so I had to take several shots. I also learned real fast that this photo isn’t possible on auto focus!  I also was excited that I worked through it! Manual focus and patience. I was so curious I went to the door to ask what the story is… and was disappointed that nobody answered. So, I’m going with my original thought. I am going to believe the bubble machine owner is trying to simply brighten the day of those driving past!

I think I want a bubble machine of my own!


35. Not My Mother Tongue

A couple weeks ago I was driving down Orange Avenue near the entrance to the Selby Gardens parking lot. It made me laugh enough for me to turn the car around and go back with my camera to take a photo.

We might not always like to pick up after the dog… but they probably aren’t crazy about pooping in public either!

I thought it fit into the theme of “Not My Mother Tongue” perfectly.Image