Week 34 – Judy



How Tall Am I?

You know how parents keep track of their children’s growth by placing marks up a wall or doorway, well we keep track of how our frogs are growing by measuring them in our rain gauge….LOL! Actually, like Robin said, there is an abundance of frogs ever since we had all the rain from Irma. You find them everywhere!

Taken with my Olympus TG4 on microscope mode. Love that little point and shoot camera! Thanks for telling us about it, Robin!



Week 33 – Judy


Week 33

Wilted Sun

Yesterday, I participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. This is an event where photographers worldwide get together on the same day and pick an area to photograph. This year, there were over 900 walks, with 18,000 plus walkers worldwide. We had over 50 people show up for our photo walk in our Historic Downtown. This was a fading sunflower in a planter outside one of the many downtown shops. It was a fun event!

My settings were ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/40 sec at 200mm (70-300mm). Applied a low strength of Topaz Adjust 5’s Photo Pop filter.



Week 32 – Judy


Bygone Memories

These are some tea roses that I dried. They are from a bouquet of flowers that I gave my 92 year mother for her birthday. Unfortunately, she does not know who I am anymore due to Alzheimer’s. But, I know who she is and who she was and she’ll always be my lovely mother.

Taken on microscope mode with my Olympus TG-4. Then applied Topaz Adjust 5’s Portrait Smooth filter.


Week 31 – Judy


No HAR This Year 😦

If any of you follow our blog, you know that I usually post a couple of photos from our annual community Haunted Airboat Ride (HAR) every year. Well, the above photo is of the fish camp where we hold the HAR. In front of the fencing is a wooden dock that is usually about 2-3 feet above the water, with 3/4 of the dock usually on dry land. The main building is just barely above water. And, this photo was taken yesterday…two weeks since Irma hit our State! So, unfortunately no HAR this year. Sad, because much of the profits go towards charities. Hopefully, it will be back next year!


Week 30 – Judy


Week 30

Get This Thing Off My Nose!!!

I thought we could use a little humor after the events of the past week. This is a tree face  my husband put on one of our palm trees. I found it amusing to see the lizard hanging out on its nose.

My settings were ISO 200, f/5.7, 1/80 sec at 300mm (70-300mm). Applied Topaz Adjust’s Photo Pop filter.



Week 28 – Judy


Week 28

Eclipse Abstract

These crescent shaped shadows, on our driveway, are coming thru the fronds of palm trees as a result of the solar eclipse. So cool!

I darkened the background and applied Topaz Adjust 5’s pop filter. Also, changed the white balance to shade, which warmed the photo a little. My settings were ISO 200, f/10, 1/25 sec at 79mm (70-300mm).