41 THE NIGHT SKY

This is my last post for the 2016-2017 52 Week Photo Challenge. The Ringling Bridge at early evening was a fitting way to set the sun on this year’s challenges. It has been a busy year and I learned a lot about themes, memes and messages in my photos….while blowing out a lens and realizing my tripod has its moments! Thank you my fellow bloggers for your encouraging words, “likes” and visits to my site. Looking forward to the next group of themes, hope you have enjoyed my photos and will continue to follow me in the new year.

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26 PROHIBITED


This was a tough theme…I struggled to find something all year that would make a good quality photograph. Finally, as our year for the 52 Week Challenge draws to a close, I have to go with IGGY!..whose story is more interesting than this photo (sic).
During a side court match at the Miami Open in March, between one of my favorite players, German Tommy Haas and Czech Jiri Vesely, an unexpected intruder made his way on to the court. First this critter appeared sitting on the scoreboard…he had the best seat in the house! This prompted Tommy a veteran of the tour who has seen just about everything on a tennis court, to calmly and humorously take a selfie with it. Of course this scene made the highlight reel of the day’s matches and you can still Google it. The lizard even got its own Twitter feed as Iggy. Alas, as poor Iggy ran across the court, he was captured by a security guard who put him in a trash pail and ended his 15 minutes of fame. I have never seen these large iguanas in the Sarasota area but they are quite common in the Keys and this one was enjoying Key Biscayne. Ah Florida….where the bugs are as big as birds!! Ya have to love our wildlife.

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A3 OLD PHOTOGRAPHIC EFFECT


Children playing at St Augustine Beach, with a vintage look.

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25 PLACES OF WORSHIP


An abstract touch: Heritage Chapel at the Palmetto Historical Park.

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3. AGED TO PERFECTION


It was clear to me that this Silver Hawk model of a vintage Studebaker is something special to its owner. It certainly meets the title of the theme, ‘aged to perfection’.

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44. TOPLESS


Hard at work in the Florida heat….

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46. UNWANTED, DISTRACTING OBJECTS


Sometimes the photographer’s assistant (sic) can become a part of the image. In which case, we employ the use of the handy crop tool. However for this theme, we will let bygones be bygones.

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35. STARTS WITH A C

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A6 STRIPES


A picture of a zebra for the the theme “Stripes”….WOW…..not very original or exciting, but don’t tell Mother Nature who created this amazing animal. I wanted to make it more interesting. So I played with some filters and came up with this. It works.

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38. STREET SCENES


In Florida, this is a common, if not flattering, beach/street scene…..

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