Lens-Artists Challenge #143 – Colorful April

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy: "...spring brings a new beginning; colors begin to awaken under the warm sunlight..." Here in mile-high Denver, Colorado, spring is just beginning to color. However, 'this bud's for you'. (Lilac.) Earlier this early April, I was still in isolation: ...or doing mundane tasks like refilling the kitchen sink soap … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #143 – Colorful April

Lens-Artists Challenge #141 – Geometry

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti: ".For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, we are focusing on geometry—shapes that are visually interesting and form a pattern or rhythm." Some old favorites: Photographer tilt, not the building: The Arch: But is it...: The Guggenheim: You have to start somewhere: Stay safe, be well.

Lens-Artists Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery – Part Deux

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per WanderingDawgs: "...we are challenging you to get out and look for a change of scenery." The fun never stops. I can't pass the opportunity to share with you: Saturday, 20 March: Monday, 22 March: 25 February: Sunday, 21 March: As I've mentioned, we only complain about snow in order to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery – Part Deux

Lens-Artists Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per WanderingDawgs: "...we are challenging you to get out and look for a change of scenery." "Ch-ch-ch-ch CHANGES" --David Bowie When it stops snowing I'll stop posting about snow. Ok, it sometimes snows briefly in late May, early June. I'll stop before that. Meanwhile... Five days ago there was one to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 4 and Final – Dissolution

[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 Fall 2020: Democracy, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to Lapham's … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 4 and Final – Dissolution

Lens-Artists Challenge #139 – Special Moments

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina: "…those moments that take your breath away. Moments that you want to save forever in your heart of hearts. Aha moments." For starters, one of my photos I think of first as special and 'aha' is the cathedral at Bayeux, France. It had just stopped raining, the sun came … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #139 – Special Moments

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 3 – Constitution

[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 Fall 2020: Democracy, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to Lapham's … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 3 – Constitution

Lens-Artists Challenge #137 – SOFT

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Leya/A-C: "...we invite you share images that feature a subject starting with the letter S." My last three posts have been (SOFT) snow related. Why stop now? Thus, I submit for your perusal, photo SNOW-TOS. It doesn't get softer than high up, in the background, on Copper Mountain: ...or softer … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #137 – SOFT

Lens-Artists Challenge #136 – Subjects Starting with the Letter–S

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti: "...we invite you share images that feature a subject starting with the letter S." “Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy surprised. “Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.” (ref.) Some say 's' is the most used word-starter in English. (25,333 or 10.6%.) Others say 74,992 words start … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #136 – Subjects Starting with the Letter–S

Lens-Artists Challenge #135 – Glimpse into your world.

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Sheetal: "Show us the things you love that makes your world spin or things about your world that make you delirious with joy." And now for something completely different.  Aside from the obvious delirium (pun intended) with joy of being with my partner, SheWhoShallNotBeNamed, I have enjoyed skiing for nearly … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #135 – Glimpse into your world.

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 2 – Revolution

[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 Fall 2020: Democracy, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to Lapham's … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 2 – Revolution

Lens-Artists Challenge #134 – From Forgettable to Favorite. Bad images made good, or better, at least? a.k.a. Greater Expectations

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina: "We’ll be asking you to share images that didn’t quite live up to your expectations together with your final versions after editing them." As I am a perpetual cheapskate, I do not own or subscribe to any additional photo editing software that has not been included with something else. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #134 – From Forgettable to Favorite. Bad images made good, or better, at least? a.k.a. Greater Expectations

Lens-Artists Challenge #133 – My Photography Journey

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy at The World Is A Book: "This week, the theme is My Photography Journey. I’m taking the opportunity to share part of my journey with you." My journey is typified by a seemingly endless string of cameras, any one of which I will have for several years until I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #133 – My Photography Journey

Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part III

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us... I was inspired by a photo of The Oculus, by ThisAndThat/Chava61, to post photos of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO., residence buildings and chapel: The defense rests. I move we adjourn. (Second.) Stay safe, be well, be … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part III

Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part Two

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us, but maybe this is so common a pattern that we don’t notice it if we don’t go looking for it?" CHECKS, with a few stripes. Nothing says checks and stripes like modern architecture. Lines, lines, lines. "...lines on the mirror lines … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part Two

Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us, but maybe this is so common a pattern that we don’t notice it if we don’t go looking for it?" I love her opening quote: Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked

My posts on LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review  ] This is a reference list I update each time I summarize an issue. It is listed in descending order by issue publication date. After that it is in descending chronological order of the reading and reviewing, newest at the top, oldest at the bottom. It took until Spring … Continue reading My posts on LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY