Week 27 – #36 Light

I enjoyed going up to St. Pete with the West Coast Camera Club on Saturday evening with the goal of photographing the full moon rising over the Pier.  Since the pier may or may not be demolished in the up coming months due to decay of the sub structure, with all the times I have gone up to the pier for different photographic events, I had not as yet taken a photo of the pier structure itself.   I did not think I was taking a photo for the blog, but when I started to process it, I found it fit the theme of Light very nicely.
The moon in January was called a wolf moon.  It got that name from the Native Americans because they used to hear the wolves howl outside the villages.  The  the Algonquin name for that moon is squochee kesos or “sun has not strength to thaw”.  Well the Algonquin were not in Florida, with our 75 degrees – no freeze here.
Whatever you call it – it was a full moon and it cast a great glow, which this pair were taking full

Love in the moonlight.
Love in the moonlight.

advantage of the “Light by the Silvery Moon”.

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Week 26 – #29 Stacked High

The Lakewood Ranch Digital Photo Club make a trip up to St. Pete to photograph reflections and boats at rest.  There was so much seaweed in the marina that most reflections were interrupted.  As a person who has not lived in a high-rise and always lived in a house, I used to wonder how they could.  Looking at the condos behind the Yacht Club just stood out to me as people being stacked high.  And as we know, these are not the huge high rise condos as exist around the world.  But they are sure big to me.stacked high

Week 25 – # 26 Fear

The lil’ tiger was one thing – but this one’s name is Brutus.  I have no desire to be his Caesar, though I don’t think he would need to use a dagger.  His teeth alone look like they could inflict more than enough damage.  Fear

This was taken at Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota, FL.  The Big Cat Habitat was founded by Kay Rosaire who has more than 30 years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals.  Their goal is to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals and stressing the importance of habitat preservation.

Their annual fundraiser starts on January 19th! The last two weekends in January they have shows at 1:30 and 4:30 on both Saturday and Sunday. In February they will have shows every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4:30. This is to help raise money to take care of these animals. They will have –
Petting Zoo
Camel Rides
Elephant Rides
Pony Rides
Food and Drinks

  • They are located at 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240

Week 23 – #A6 Looking Down

I kept thinking I would do a lighthouse or stand on a bridge or something like that, but of course, with all the running around I have yet to do either of those.  Then I thought of this horse from  the Manatee Horse Show.  Every time I saw this horse it had its head down.  The only picture I was able to get of it, with its head up was during the judging when the rider held the reins up and tight.  I decided to use that shot as the background to the photo I took of the rider on her horse during the ride.  Such a pretty animal, but I never got a photo with her riding and its head being up.

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