52 weeks with Carolyn

A Theme Based Photo Blog


Week 18 #10 Dawn’s Light

Every week I purchase fresh flowers to make several arrangements for the house. I enjoy searching through the many varieties offered at the market and choosing the perfect vase to fit the style of flowers. A small arrangement can always be found on my dining room table. Early one morning after opening the blinds the sunlight cast a beautiful glow onto the arrangement.  To me it provided a perfect and different take on this weeks theme “Dawn’s Light”.

ISO 3200 Focal distance 103mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter speed 1/8sec.





Week 17 #4 Biggest Fear

I had the opportunity last night at our monthly Digital Photography Club meeting to talk about my interest in Macro Photography. When I was first asked, my initial reaction was to say NO, thinking “Why Me?”,  I will just embarrass myself in front of all these wonderful photographers, plus I have a tremendous fear of getting up in front of a group of people to talk. After thinking about it for a little while I decided “what the heck” I’ll go for it. Half the battle then was deciding what pictures to show and how was I going to tell people what I knew about Macro Photography when I was still learning myself! Leading up to my “time” my heart was pumping overtime and my hands were sweating buckets. I had 5 minutes to make my presentation, it went quickly and I actually did pretty well, considering my sweating palms and occasional mind blanks! I know the photos for our blogs are to be our own and I broke the rules by having a friend take this shot, but I faced my biggest fear and I’m able to check off one of the weekly themes at the same time!


ISO 3200 Focal Distance 16mm Aperture f/8 Shutter speed 1/8 sec



Week 16 #11 Descending

After touring the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, in Melk Austria we descended this unbelievable beautiful spiral staircase. Looking back up at every turn I could hardly contain my excitement to reach the bottom to take shots back toward the top. I was unable to stand directly in the middle of the stairwell because as this stairway ended another smaller one continued but it was roped off. We were cautioned several times about when and where we could photograph areas, so I wasn’t about to push my luck by climbing over the rope. Waiting for our group to completely descend the stairs I was able to take several shots at different angles. This was my favorite, catching some of the metal railing at several spots and most especially showcasing the beauty of the painted underside.


ISO 640 Focal distance 16mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter speed 1/30


Week 15 #37 Part Of A Whole

While in Bamburg, Germany we came across this bronze sculpture of part of a head titled “Centarione 1”. It was designed by the Polish Sculpture Igor Mitorag in 1987. The city purchased it in 2002 as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Mr. Mitorag had a unique style in his sculpting by often portraying only part of the human body.


ISO 100 Focal distance 48mm Aperture f/10 Shutter speed 1/250