52 weeks with Carolyn

A Theme Based Photo Blog

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Week 47 # 32 Panorama

I recently purchase the Canon G7X MarkII, a point and shoot camera to carry in my purse.  I love my Canon 70D but, it is heavy and cumbersome to always have with me.  Phone photos are okay but the quality and resolution of the G7X are far superior.  This week because I had the camera with me I was able to capture another beautiful Florida sunset by Lake Uilhein in Lakewood Ranch.  5 photos were downloaded into photo merge in Photoshop and in less than a minute I had a panoramic photo.  A little cropping and tweaking provided me with the final image.




Week 46 #8 Broken

This broken waterlily once stood tall and proud with an amazingly beautiful white flower with a yellow center.  After sharing its beauty for several days it is now continuing with its life cycle and rests in the shallow water and leaves.



Week 45 #41 Shutter Speed of 1/40 Second

I am still purchasing tulips and noticed when I got home to arrange them, one of the buds had a stroke of red.  Wanting to highlight this unusual tulip I looked at the remaining themes to be filled, and decided to fulfill theme 41 by setting my camera in manual mode and shutter speed to 1/40 second.   I typically like to isolate just one flower in my photos so I enjoy seeing a touch more of the arrangement.



Week 44 #44 Still Life

I attended my nephews wedding over the weekend in Kansas City and had a wonderful time reconnecting with family and meeting “new family”.  I helped my sister and niece with the decorating for the western theme rehearsal dinner held at the couples favorite barbecue restaurant.  The bouquets of sunflowers in red and black buckets provided a perfect opportunity for me to capture some “Still Life”.  I added a little creative processing to the arrangement.



Week 43 #11 Triptych

How can it be the week 43 of my 52 week challenge?  This year has really gone way too fast.  I chose to work on a Triptych this week, a first for me.  Anything new in Photoshop is always a challenge so with the help of a YouTube video and a fellow blogger, I present you with my 3 photo collection of Burrowing Owls.  We are always our worst critics and I know this certainly not print or competition worthy.  Despite some minor issues it was fun to work on, I did learn something new and I can check one more theme off the list!