Week 12 – 39. Shallow Depth of Field

Being forever the “class clown” I had been mentally reserving this theme for something of a humorous nature, but last weekend while camped at the Little Manatee River State Park enjoying nature and taking pictures of the beautiful Florida autumn colors I realized that this image was not only an excellent display of autumn colors but also a perfect example of “Shallow Depth of Field”.

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Week 10 – 14. Here’s Your Sign

Recently we enjoyed an extended weekend visit with close friends who live upstate New York.  While we were there, photos of the changing colors was part of our agenda.  Naturally, whenever I’m out and about, I’m thinking of the various themes of our 52 week photo challenge.  As we were driving around I spotted this “Snowmobile Crossing” sign and thought that’s a sign you don’t see in Florida, so I took a picture.

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The following day we were once again driving around and I spotted this New England style farm and thought it was photogenic enough to take a picture.

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As I composed the picture I spotted the string of signs and decided to zoom in on them with this result.

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Now we’ve got signs for Cattle Crossing, Children Playing, Ducks Xing and the last sign, though not sharp is Sheep Crossing.  I think that I have now met my response to the theme “Here’s Your Sign”.

Week 9 – 50. Up Close

This past Sunday was a LWRDPC field trip to cemeteries in the Arcadia area.  There was a wide variety of tombstones to read and take pictures of, along with learning some history of Manatee and Hardee counties.  One of the more colorful persons buried in the Joshua Creek Cemetery is a cowboy by the name of Morgan Bonaparte “Bone” Mizell.  Bone is said to be the original Florida Cracker Cowboy.  You can learn more about this local legend at:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23524422.  I took this picture of his tombstone and thought that the little statue on top could be better appreciated

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“Up Close”

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