52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


31. Panning

Today I was finally able to take some photos to fulfill the panning theme! I had a few shots that I was unable to use because they were taken before last August 1st. That would be against the rules so I had to start from scratch. With the help of my photography partners in crime, we stood on the streets of downtown Sarasota practicing until we got it just right!

Shutter Priority; 100 ISO; 1/25 sec; f/7.1




19. Poverty and/or Wealth

It’s getting down to the wire. My 52 Week Challenge will be ending the last week of July. A couple of the remaining themes I have saved intentionally. Others are because I am trying to find something that isn’t to similar to what others have posted. This post is an example of a shift in perception to find my photo.

I thought the perfect place to find a photo for this theme was downtown Sarasota. The wealth can be extreme there as can the poverty. I was in a search of a photo showing them side by side. The extreme I had pictured prior to my trip was no where to be found and I was feeling a bit frustrated. Then this HUGE yacht docked at Marina Jack’s caught my eye. I thought wow, there is wealth for sure. But I thought hmmm, isn’t any boat docked at a marina a representation of wealth? For someone with NO boat it is… but to the guy docked right next to the huge yacht it might not feel that way. It’s all about perception isn’t it?Image


29. Stacked High

Earlier this week I took a stroll downtown Sarasota looking for blog photos with a friend. I feel like my photo search is beginning to get harder! Several of the themes I have left have me totally stumped. Photos seem to be less planned and more of a coincidence. This is a good example of stumbling onto something very random, interesting and totally unexpected.

I have driven down Main Street many times and never would have noticed this shop if I hadn’t been on foot AND carrying a camera. I seem to look more closely at everything when I am looking for a photo. I noticed a really pretty ballet costume just inside a shop door that caught my eye. I thought it might fit the glitter theme… I told the shop keeper that I was working on a photo blog and he quickly ushered me to the back room to show me stacks and stacks of his other costumes. Unbeknownst to me this man has a thriving business supplying the finest dancers all over the United States with hand beaded Russian made ballet costumes. I thought these photos fit perfectly with the “Stacked High” theme. AND because I was looking more closely I discovered something new and interesting about someplace familiar to me! http://www.tutustar.com to read more about something in our own back yard!ImageImageImageImage


36. Light

I thought this series of photos would be nice for the theme “Light.” I enjoyed watching how the scene changed as the light changed. When taking the photos I thought my favorite photo would be the one showing the sunsets reflection in the mirrored building against the contrasting sky in the background. But as the light changed I wasn’t so sure. I loved playing with the exposure time and catching the light of the head lights and tail lights of the passing cars.





1. Multiple Layers

Recently I was invited by a friend to watch the Sarasota boat parade from the balcony of her downtown condo overlooking Sarasota Bay. I couldn’t help but notice all the other parties on balconies taking place around me. I thought this photo would fit perfect for our “Multiple Layers” theme!