Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – 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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, 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 Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 1

Lens-Artists Challenge #130 – It’s a Small World

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per ANNE: "...take your camera for a walk around your yard or home and shoot some close-up or macro shots." I call these shots SUNDAY BREAKFAST, THE AFTERMATH. 'BUT' what are they? Color altered by software: BUTT... BUTTER! It's the sidewall of a scraped, empty, tub of Country Crock faux butter (margarine). Pit … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #130 – It’s a Small World

Lens-Artists Challenge #129 – Favorite Photos of 2020

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per TINA: "Our annual “Favorite Images of the Year ” challenge presents a different opportunity this time around." I culled 30+ photos from my photo library, went to my blog media library, and realized my favorite photos were already there. Duh. Not 30+ either. Click the single photo below to be … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #129 – Favorite Photos of 2020

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 6 and Final – Voices in Time

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, 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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 6 and Final – Voices in Time

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 5 – Voices in Time

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, 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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 5 – Voices in Time

Lens-Artists Challenge #128 – And Here Comes the Holiday Season…

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "This last LAPC challenge, of the strange year 2020, is all about your Holiday Season. So what will your holidays look like? What are your plans and/or memories? Will you create new traditions or will you just ”survive” this one, looking forward to a ”normalized” celebrating next year?" Our … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #128 – And Here Comes the Holiday Season…

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 4 – Voices in Time

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, 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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 4 – Voices in Time

Lens-Artists Challenge #127: Precious Moments

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy: "...as we are approaching the end of 2020, let us share some of the precious moments we have had, before or during the pandemic." Thus I shall harken back to Lens-Artists Challenge #61 – PRECIOUS Pets – A Dog’s Life. (Click the blue word PRECIOUS for a re-viewing.) In this very … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #127: Precious Moments

Lens-Artists Challenge #126 – An Alphabet Challenge–Subjects That Begin with the Letter A.

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Patti sez: "What images can you find that feature a subject that begins with the letter A?" Aardvark? (Of which I have no pictures.) Azimuth? Difficult to represent. Architecture (have lots), animals (lots), Arapahoe National Forest, autumn (tons and tons of autumn, inundated and overloaded this time of year, no … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #126 – An Alphabet Challenge–Subjects That Begin with the Letter A.

Lens-Artists Challenge #125 – You Pick It!

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. Per Tina: "This week it’s all up to you – you get to choose your subject and to share whatever it is about it that you find interesting. Personally, I’ve chosen last week’s introduction to the concept of Wabi-Sabi, particularly as … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #125 – You Pick It!

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 3 – ESSAY CONTEST!

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, 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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 3 – ESSAY CONTEST!

Lens-Artists Challenge #124 – Now and Then

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][A click should open a photo. WP is being playful with picture sizes. I like 'em big, but sorry if they are HUGE. Try a REFRESH PAGE if you return and photos are too large.] It's said 'The Greeks had a word for it'. Little did they know. The Lens-Artists Challenge … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #124 – Now and Then

Lens-Artists Challenge #123 – Found in the Neighborhood

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][A right-click might open a photo in a new tab. Also, WP is being playful with picture sizes. I like 'em big, but sorry if they don't fit your 75-inch tv screen.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ann-Christine. Stilleben! Stilleben! Where did I leave my Stilleben! Apologies. It's … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #123 – Found in the Neighborhood

Lens-Artists Challenge #122 – The Sun will come out Tomorrow

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ana. As Ana notes, Annie (the musical) sings: "The sun’ll come out tomorrowBet your bottom dollarThat tomorrowThere’ll be sun!" Mention the sun to me, and my mind also starts singing: "Here comes the sun, doo-doo-doo-doo, here comes the sunAnd I say it's … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #122 – The Sun will come out Tomorrow

Lens-Artists Challenge #121 – Focus On The Subject

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti. She presents quite the scholarly tutorial. Hmm.Focus On The Subject.Filling The Frame.Crop The Shot. Lens-Artists Challenges with subtle nuances that nearly escape me. Given that I (we) were given one week's notice of the next L-A subject, I must confess I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #121 – Focus On The Subject

Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat! Part 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][Click on a photo to open the gallery.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. Says she: "We’d love for you to share something that was a treat for you..." My first post reminded Annegee of a plane ride she took, which reminded me of yet another plane ride I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat! Part 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat!

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][Click on a photo to open the gallery.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. Says she: "We’d love for you to share something that was a treat for you..." Flying is a treat for me. To soar with eagles, and look upon the great Earth from above. Two … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat!

Lens-Artists Challenge #119 – My Hideaway

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][A right-click on a photo 'might' allow single image viewing in another tab.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Leya. Says she: "A Hideaway, is a place to which a person can retreat for safety, privacy, relaxation, to seek seclusion or refuge." This is my reading nook hideaway. It's … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #119 – My Hideaway

Lens-Artists Challenge #118 – Communication

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Biasini the Horse, sponsored by Anne Leueen. The topic is Communication. As this is primarily a photography challenge, we've all heard that 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. I will spare you, for the most part, my semi-literate written verbosity, and … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #118 – Communication