52 weeks with Carolyn

A Theme Based Photo Blog


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Week 3 #5 Macro

We are still experiencing summer temperatures in the 90’s with high humidity even though the calendar definitely says it is fall.  While it has been too hot for me to venture outside to seek things to photograph, I have been spending a lot of time reading and sewing.  I decided for the Macro theme to isolate one pin head among a small group in my pin cushion.

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Week 1 #22 Circles

Today starts my fifth year of the 52 Week Photography Challenge sponsored by the Lakewood Ranch Digital Photography Club.  I have had the list of themes for several weeks but, really didn’t think much about them until yesterday.

We have been slowly remodeling our home and yesterday an electrician was here to install 3 new light fixtures and 2 ceiling fans.  After the electrician was finished and I began cleaning up, I found my first theme hanging right before me.  I attached my wide angle lens to my camera, settled on the floor under the fixture and snapped away to capture the circle lights and circle bars that connect the two tiered fixture.  I chose a fun vignette to add a little interest.

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Hello Fall

Fall is officially here when you start seeing pumpkins, gourds, trick or treat candy, mums, Indian corn and decorations in the stores. Cooler weather is bound to come to Florida and I am ready for it!

Despite the 90 degree plus days, I am enjoying pulling out my fall decorations. I snapped this photo with my phone and processed it with the fun photo app, PIP camera. Our internet is down with no access to my laptop and photos for the second time in less than three weeks, so I had to get a little creative with my post.

Hopefully I will be back up and running by the first week of October so I can begin posting new themed photos for the next 52 weeks. I am looking forward to another year of the challenge.


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Two Blue Doors

I have posted numerous photos in the past of animals found at ZooTampa at Lowry Park in Tampa, FL.  When cooler days arrive later this year I can hardly wait to get back up there.  Its such a fun and ever changing place.

A door lover is always on the lookout and these two unique doors can be found in the Africa section of the zoo.  They offer me a brief dream of encountering something similar on the streets of Morocco.

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Marksburg Castle

Numerous castles line the hills along the Rhine River and while on our River Cruise we were able to visit Marksburg Castle high above the village of Braubach, Germany.  It provides an authentic look into medieval life starting in the 13th century.  Castles can be quite dark, dreary and damp and I found myself at numerous times thinking about how hard a life they must have had.  None of the modern day conviences we have today with only a few beeswax candles carried from room to room to light the way.  Imagine trying to read by a single candle day after day.  Those who could read must have had terrible eyesight.

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