LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrating (Part 2?)

Amy leads. 'Tis the season. Holidays, that is. Regardless of your predilections or compunctions, it's a good time to get together, as we have over the years: (These photos are not ‘clickable’.) Stay well, stay safe, be weird and wonderful, be shapely and designed, follow your bliss, but remember, CELEBRATE! For you 'ear worm' people: … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrating (Part 2?)

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrity

Amy leads. L.Q. had a great issue on Celebrity, Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2011: Celebrity, or https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/celebrity . Suffice it to say 'we', the proverbial 'vox populi', have been fawning, FAWNING I say, if not GROVELING, over CELEBRITIES since time began. (How do you think tribal sages and witch doctors invented religion? On the other hand, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrity

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #176 – One Image/One Story

A-C leads. "So remember, every picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't it, wooEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't it, wooEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #176 – One Image/One Story

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #175 – Follow Your Bliss

Lindy leads. "...to follow your bliss is to pursue that which provides you happiness and joy." I love guitar music. All kinds. Acoustic, electric, folk, rock, BLUES, bluegrass, classical, UNameIt. A could'a been, should'a been, wanna-be, never-was, player myself, the following photo (May 2012) best typifies my own playing, as in NOT PLAYING. My guitar … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #175 – Follow Your Bliss

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #174 – Shapes and Designs Pt. 2

Patti leads. Did some say Arabesque? That's putting it mildly. Though Islamic design style is not the sole representation, it most typifies it. The 'almost' total absence of people and animals is described by Wikipedia: "Aniconism is the avoidance of images of sentient beings in some forms of Islamic art. Islamic aniconism stems in part from the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #174 – Shapes and Designs Pt. 2

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2021: Friendship – Pt. 4 & Final – Equity

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [L.Q. cover, quotes, and images are from Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2021: Friendship, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2021: Friendship – Pt. 4 & Final – Equity

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture Pt. 2

Tina leads. That SECOND notable aspect of architecture I noted in Spain was ultra-modern and 'Modernisme'. Speaking of architect Calatrava (Santiago), In Valencia, Spain we did an exterior visual tour of the new and ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences. [Click to enlarge. Hover and click the plus sign. Scroll up and down. Right or … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture

Tina leads. I love architecture. What is UN-interesting architecture? BRUTALISM, in my opinion. When style, elan, or savoir faire just won't do, use concrete! Mercifully, if I have any photo examples, the are buried so deep in my archive I can't find them. The following apartment-looking tower I saw in Madrid is a kinder, gentler, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #172 – A Day of My Week

Amy leads. Sunday 24 October. It's a travel day, one of the 'slower' days on my visit to Spain. Twelve touristas we, on a 40-seat bus. Perfect. We are on the way from Valencia to Barcelona, with stops in between. First up is Peníscola, very sun-washed Mediterranean, less of a mass tourist destination, more localized … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #172 – A Day of My Week

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #169 – The ordinary

I.J. leads this week. The ordinary from a different point of view? In my humble opinion it doesn't get more ORDINARY than an ATTIC. How many photos of attics has anyone on Lens-Artists posted in the last year or two? FEW if any I say, not because they are unusual, but because they are too … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #169 – The ordinary

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #168 – Seen Better Days Pt. 2

Tina leads on 'things that are run-down, dilapidated etc'. How about a segue from Autumn Colors to Seen Better Days. I'm gamboling and gambling on gambel (oak, that is, scrub oak). I was walking in Castlewood Canyon State Park Friday, a bit late for posting on Autumn Colors, but these leaves have Seen Better Days. … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #168 – Seen Better Days Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #167 – Colors of Autumn Pt. 2

Amy proposes Colors of Autumn. Superb theme. UH-OH. I made it to the mountains today for Autumn Colors 2021. I readily admit Colorado autumns are unlike the riot of colors 'back East'. That aside, we have a rainbow of YELLOW:yelloworange-yellowgreenish-yellowreddish-yellowreddish-orangeetc. etc. etc. You get the idea. Following is a plethora of Colorado aspens, taken today, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #167 – Colors of Autumn Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #167 – Colors of Autumn

Amy proposes Colors of Autumn. Superb theme. I hope to get to the mountains this coming week for a taste of Colorado Autumn 2021. In the meantime, here is the same, ten years ago to the week. Autumn is for the birds, euphemistically speaking. They have good taste: Autumn deserves Vivid mode, especially from a … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #167 – Colors of Autumn

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #166 – Artificial Light Pt. 2

Leya proposes Artificial Light. There is no waiting in life. On with the show. Entering 'chandelier' in my Apple Photos search box brought up 188 photos, many even with chandeliers. I was drawn to photos of the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, which I also featured in Lens-Artists Challenge #164 – Look Up/Down Pt. 2. I … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #166 – Artificial Light Pt. 2