getting snap happy playing along in the 52 week photo challenge – Chris Veneruso


Week 9 – #14 Four Letter Word


Pink Salt.

That’s two four letter words.

Pink is my favorite color; I love salt.

52 weeks

I couldn’t resist Pink Salt.  Yes, it is a ridiculously expensive and silly puchase but I reiterate, it’s two of my favorite things, PINK and SALT.  I had to have it.

And if you’re wondering what it tastes like, it tastes like salt.



week 8 – #22 It’s a Mystery

On the outskirts of Arcadia, Florida there’s a small park.  It’s a pretty little spot with a pond where people were taking walks.  I stopped because I spotted an old airplane parked near the pond and that looked interesting.  I walked around a bit, took a few photos but never found a plaque or any information about it.

plane - mystery

In town I stopped at a luncheonette for a drink.  I was invited to  join a group of  people.  They were “the Brew Crew”, locals who meet there regularly just to catch up on things,  so this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to ask about the plane in the park.  There were several people who offered opinions but the consensus was that there was no factual  information to be had about it and one person actually said “it’s a mystery”.

When I got home I did a little google searching for “Arcadia”, “old plane in Arcadia”, that sort of thing but after several tries that ended up with no information on the subject I realized it really is a mystery.

Here’s a shot of the plane from the side.  This was what I saw driving past that caught my eye and got me to stop.  It made me think of World War II so when I was editing it I looked for a filter that would give it an vintage kind of look.

plane dramatic hdr efx

And a shot looking up from under the wing.

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week 7 – #6 Bridge

This is one of those photos that’s okay, but for me it’s a lot better than it looks because of the back story.  And the back story is one of those stories that “you had to be there for” for it to be entertaining.  So for those of you who can put up with my ramblings here’s the story:

I was driving home from Arcadia and as I passed over the Peace River in my peripheral vision I spotted what appeared to be an interesting bridge (ding, ding, ding – “bridge” theme).  Since my camera just happened to be on my passenger seat I looked for the first possible place to turn off for a photo.  As I turned into what I think was a park there was a warning sign about prisoners working but there didn’t appear to a sole anywhere so I kept going on my merry way.  I followed a dirt road back toward the river for quite a distance and still didn’t see a single soul or another car.  When I finally got to the river I parked my car, got out and discovered that there was quite a drop to the river, and that the bridge wasn’t all that scenic but with the foliage framing it, it looked pretty.  So I got this shot.


bridge 4

And that was when I finally saw a person.  He was pickingup trash with one of those pole thingeys  and it was obvious that he was deliberately ignoring me.  I just walked down the path a little in the opposite direction to see if there was another picturesque spot.  I didn’t like the next  clearing but that was when I spotted another person who wasn’t ignoring me so I said hello to him and he was looking at me with a question mark on his face.  I told him I was taking pictures of the bridge.  He nodded and told me to wait a minute while he got his inmates (that was when I noticed there were a few more men around the area – duh) out of the way for me.  I told him that wouldn’t be necessary, I was leaving (ding, ding, ding – “bright idea” theme).

How about a black and white treatment?

bridge 5

 Good times…