Well here it is, finally, Week 52 and the final challenge for this year. Before you know it, another year will start and we’ll all be procrastinating again. Not me! I’m not gonna get behind this year (famous last words). This theme was my final check to make sure that I didn’t have any “Lost/Forgotten Items”. My inventory is complete and I have all my lenses, lens caps, filters, tripods and associated camera gear. No “Lost/Forgotten Items” here. BUT….look over there at the deserted community pool…..there’s a towel and a pair of flip-flops that someone has “Lost/Forgotten”.
Watch for the all new 2014-2015 Fifty-Two Week Photo Challenge and my answers to these challenges in an all new blog of “Fifty-two Challenges Thru George’s Lens”.
One afternoon we were out at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto and this colorful sailboat was beached at the point. While the owner was busy making adjustments with the rigging, his first mate was deeply involved discussing the merits of sailing. Shortly they pushed the boat out into the water, hopped aboard and said “It Floats” and then they sailed away.
Back in early April as I was wandering around my yard and attending my butterfly garden, I happened to look “Way Down Low” and low and behold there was a new Monarch butterfly on a Scarlet Milkweed plant stretching and drying his wings. In order for me to capture this phenomenon, Ihad to get “Way Down Low” on my robust belly to get the proper perspective and point of view as I took this picture.
At my wife Barbs’ 50th class reunion in Oceanside, New York the crowning activity of the weekend was the Saturday night dinner and dance. The buffet lines were set up but the covers were on and the cutting board was empty leaving everyone with the question: “What’s Cooking?”
Later in the evening the covers were removed to reveal veggies, potatoes, baked salmon and chicken parmigiano, and a roast was brought out to the cutting board.
Jux • ta • po • si • tion. The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
I’m getting double use of these two pictures, having used them in another theme. Had it not been for a comment made by a friend, I probably never would have connected these two New York City scenes with this theme. Thanks Vince for the idea. And now my definition of “Juxtaposition”.
In both of these photos the contrast of the old and the new is evident.
While Barb and I were in New York for her high school class reunion, we reserved a day to do some sightseeing in New York City. Fortunately our rental car had a sun roof which made it easy to take some pictures of the famous New York skyscrapers. Here’s my version of “I Saw It on Vacation”.
Somewhere I missed a sign and wound up on the entrance ramp to the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey. This turned out to be a good wrong turn as we found a super overlook across the Hudson River and a fantastic shot of the Manhattan skyline stretching from the Verrazano Bridge to midtown and including the new #1 World Trade Center building.
As we drove through the city that never sleeps, we were amazed at the variety of geometrical shapes of the new buildings and the blend of the old and new as seen in this view.
The Empire State Building.
The Flatiron Building.
And the new #1 World Trade Center. “I Saw It on Vacation” and now I’ve shared it with you. Hope you enjoyed it.