LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #200 – Every Little Thing

(AMY leads.) E.L.T. that makes you smile, that is. I am OTR (On The Road) this coming week. "I'm late!I'm late!For a very important date!No time to say "Hello", goodbye!I'm late!I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!" -- lyrics, The White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, Disney film. Rather than my usual, meticulous crafting of a Lens-Artists … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #200 – Every Little Thing

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #199 – Mechanical/Industrial

Johnbo takes the lead this week. I love this theme. It's so un-NATURAL. Things produced by mankind (and womankind, of course), even though Man is a product of Nature, we're sort of a sub-product, if you will, making things in blocky, cumbersome manner, with lines and geometric precision, unlike the flow of Nature's other animal, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #199 – Mechanical/Industrial

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #198 – Light And SHADOW – Pt. 2

Patti takes the lead this week. Lest we ignore the sun's alter ego, quietly hiding in the... shadow... It's a no-brainer that the light must be at some angle other than directly overhead in order to produce a shadow. Even a difference of a morning half hour or so makes a difference in this view … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #198 – Light And SHADOW – Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #197 – The Rule Of Thirds

Tina takes the lead this week. In a nutshell, it's about photo image composition. It's good to get back to the basics, as we did in #194 - BOKEH. ...the rule of thirds encourages dynamism, where the viewer sees a key element off to the side, then takes a visual journey throughout the rest of the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #197 – The Rule Of Thirds

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #196 – Humor

I (ME/MYSELF) take the lead!! This week I have been GRACED with the esteemed honor of leading the LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE. I trust I will not DIS-grace myself with a poor performance by weeks end. I'm occasionally accused of having a (weird, warped?) sense of humor, so my first thoughts for a theme were: humor, humorous, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #196 – Humor

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #195 – Colorful Expressions Pt. 2

ANNE leads. S'Easter. (It is Easter.) M'lady suggested we acquire these whilst we were consumering comestibles for the occasion. I thought they must spray the blooming' things somehow, though they don't get the centers colored. She surmised, from the colored water, that they must put the stems in various colored dyes, and said colors are … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #195 – Colorful Expressions Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #195 – Colorful Expressions

ANNE leads. "... the essence of my knowledge and appreciation of photography and painting. If it’s colorful I like it." --Me. Nothing says color like Vivid Mode on my old Nikon D5200. Rust is the main color of this Indian Summer, October 2013. EXIF Summary: 1/200s f/7.1 ISO100 26mm (35mm eq:26mm). Can you say VIVID? Why … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #195 – Colorful Expressions

Lapham’s Quarterly April/May 2022: Migration – Pt. 1

[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 April/May 2022:Migration, except where noted.][Click or right-click on an image may give the option to open it separately.][NEW to Lapham's Quarterly? See the standard notes … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly April/May 2022: Migration – Pt. 1

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #193 – They Say It’s Your Birthday… Pt. 2

JOHNBO leads. Let them eat cake. [[Photo notes: There is a photo gallery box immediately below. It is made using the WordPress/Automattic Embed Cloudup function. If the box is black, try some of the following: 1. Refresh your web page. 2. Right-click on the box to get a photo to open. 3. Left-click on the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #193 – They Say It’s Your Birthday… Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #193 – The Say It’s Your Birthday…

JOHNBO leads. This past week I had a birthday, Christmas, and anniversary, all rolled into one, though none were actually on the calendar. I received my digital copy of Lapham's QUARTERLY journal, that had not been published for 9 1/2 MONTHS. Whilst this may not be earth-shattering news to all of you, reading Lapham's has … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #193 – The Say It’s Your Birthday…

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #191 – Curves

A-C leads. So many curves, so little time. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida has a curvy interior atrium: Dali was well-known for his curvy mustache: https://lqlqlq2020.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/dsc_2406.jpeg The Mysore Fig has curvy roots, almost snake-like. On full moon nights do they writhe around and snare unsuspecting passersby? Hmmm. Spooky! Finally, if I had a … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #191 – Curves

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #190 – Close and Closer

Patti leads. Close and Closer, as in friends and enemies? Keep them? Anyway, just 'yesterday'... "Yesterday,All my troubles seemed so far way..." - Yesterday by The Beatles ...I took a couple of Close and Closers at the D.A.M. Denver Art Museum, that is. It was nearly the end of the Whistler to Cassatt exhibition of … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #190 – Close and Closer

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #189 – Odds and Ends

Tina leads. What are the odds. 50-50, IMO, for EVERYTHING. Miscellany abounds. I have a plethora. VOPs fill the bill. (VeryOldPictures.) K.C. Bear has the right idea. Once upon a time I had a laptop, or 2, or.... [Click a photo to open gallery, click lower-right arrow for a larger view, click the grid for … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #189 – Odds and Ends