Week 49, Theme 26 – Masked

This theme is one that I was having a lot of problems with until I got a bright idea (already used that) the other day.  Working and playing in my FastStone Image Viewer software I came across a function I seldom use, “Frame Mask”.  While in St. Augustine I had taken a picture of a statue in the middle of a garden located behind a masonry and wrought iron fence.  Voila!  I could use the fence in conjunction with the statue and I’d have my “Masked”  theme problems resolved.  Here it is.

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Week 48, Theme A4 – Night Shot

While in Savannah and St. Augustine recently, I accumulated a lot of images to help me complete this year’s 52-week photo challenge.  After dinner on our 47th wedding anniversary, we were close to Castillo de San Marcos, one of St. Augustine’s most impressive historical landmarks.  The Spanish started construction in 1672, making it the oldest masonry fortification in what is now the United States.

The lighting of the fortress at night is quite impressive and other than a couple “Ghost” tour groups in the area it was a relative easy “Night Shot”.


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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.

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