Week 47, Theme 47 – Summer Fun

The last 3 days of our “road trip” we spent at Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort on St. Augustine Beach.  We rode out a Labor Day hurricane in this same campground in 1979.  No hurricane this weekend, but we sure saw a bunch of people enjoying their “Summer Fun”.

“Summer Fun”  for some people is camping in their RV.  Here they are just a sand dune away from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Summer Fun”  for other people is driving on the beach.

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And Summer Fun”  for others is swimming and surfing in the ocean.

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On this section of Atlantic Ocean the majority of these “Summer Fun”  enthusiasts have combined all three methods by camping at Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort.

With this blog post I have finally caught up and will finish this year’s challenge on time.

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Week 46, Theme 24 – Long Exposure

During our visit to St. Augustine to celebrate a “Long Exposure”,  our 47th Wedding Anniversary, with dinner at The Raintree Restaurant, I decided to attempt another type of “Long Exposure”  and take a picture of the Bridge of Lions.  Here are the best three of my attempts.

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Shot manual at f/25 – 10 sec – ISO 400 – 22mm – tripod mounted

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Shot manual at f/25 – 10 sec – ISO 400 – 105mm – tripod mounted

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Shot manual at f/25 – 20 sec – ISO 400 – 130mm – tripod mounted

Week 45, Theme A5 – Reflections

The first morning in the campground as Barb and I got ready to leave and tour Savannah, we noticed the “Reflections”  on the still waters of the pond in our area.  The water was so flat and the “Reflections”  were so sharp it made a perfect subject for “Reflections”.

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Week 44, Theme A3 – Doors and/or Windows

During our “Old Town Trolley Tour” which seems to be exclusive to Savannah.  Oh, and also to Key West AND to St. Augustine AND many other locations, we were shown the smallest house in Savannah which was recently listed for $250k.  Rather than the cost of the house, I had my mind on “Doors and Windows”.   You might notice that the smallest house only has a total of FIVE windows noticeable in the image and its’ next door neighbor has FIVE windows just in the front.  What a difference in “Doors and/or Windows”.

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Week 43, Theme A2 – Circles

As we toured Savannah we discovered there are examples of the alternate theme “Circles”.   Several of Savannah’s famous squares have fountains.  Did you ever notice that most fountains are “Circles”?

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But then thinking outside the box, here is another example of a circle.  The light at the top of this lighthouse at one time turned in “Circles”.  This is the Tybee Island Lighthouse.

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Week 42, Theme 50 – Urban Scenery

Savannah is a medium-sized urban area, so opportunities abound for the theme “Urban Scenery”.   As you might note in these images, two of them share a common object.  Other images are typical of “Urban Scenery”   that can be found in just about any city.

Here’s City Hall

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Enjoying the city and a drink.

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“Horsepower recharging station”.  Throughout the Historic District at many of the squares, pallets, with a large bucket of water on top, can be found for the horse & carriage tours to re-hydrate their trusty steed.

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The common object.

“Buster Brown” makes deliveries in every city I’ve been to and is a common object in most “Urban Scenery”.

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Week 41, Theme 16 – Group Portraits

Being a railroad buff, I took one morning to visit the Georgia State Railroad Museum.  The facility is huge and includes a roundhouse that was built in 1853.  The museum includes ten or more restored rail cars and features 5 restored steam and diesel engines.  Tours are conducted daily of three restored Executive Passenger cars.  Here is a candid “Group Portrait”  of our tour.

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Savannah is known for its 22 squares and parks laid out by General Oglethorpe when he founded the city in about 1739.   Driving around town you see many different tour groups.  Here is another candid “Group Portrait”  of a Segway tour at one of the 22 squares found in the Historic District of the city.

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