LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #235 – Shadows & Reflections in Monochrome

(Patti leads.) Hmmm. Inscrutable. I don't shoot monochrome very often, though I envy the many fine monochromaticists amongst us. I did shoot some monochromes last November near the old mining town of Victor, Colorado. There once was a lot of gold in them thar' hills. Shadows, but no reflections other than philosophical, in this spartan, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #235 – Shadows & Reflections in Monochrome

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #234 – Messages Pt. 2

(Wind Kisses leads.) Elizabatz inspired me to post some murals and messages from Belfast, Ireland. Murals about 'The Troubles':     The previous is in a lighter vein, as are these messages: Amen. "Message in a bottle, yeah Message in a bottle, yeah" ...or on a wall. Elizabatz has a nice art site too. Check … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #234 – Messages Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #234 – Messages

(Wind Kisses leads.) Following is the ear worm for the day: "I'll send an S.O.S to the worldI'll send an S.O.S to the worldI hope that someone gets myI hope that someone gets myI hope that someone gets myMessage in a bottle, yeah Message in a bottle, yeah"--by The Police There must be a message … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #234 – Messages

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #233 – A One Lens Walk

(Anne leads.) Per Anne: 'My challenge for you is to take a lens for a walk.' Walking outside is DISMAL today! From the archives, Nikon D5200 with kit lens. The Cloudup gallery below is quirky, as usual. If the last photo doesn't display, try clicking the arrow at lower right of the box, or the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #233 – A One Lens Walk

Lapham’s Quarterly June/July 2022: Education – Pt. 5 & Final – Addendum

[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 June/July 2022:Education, 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 June/July 2022: Education – Pt. 5 & Final – Addendum

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #232 – Looking Back

(Sofia leads.) Per Sofia: 'This challenge is about time, how things evolve.' '...Looking Back to the History of Art and try to represent steppingstones in its evolution.' '... 2-dimensional...' [Walk like an E-gyp-tian:] '...Perspective...' [I'm stonewalling.] '...Still Life...' [ I don't see anything moving.] '...AI and Art...' [AI selfies in Cloudup. (If it's black, refresh page. Click … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #232 – Looking Back

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #230 – Last Chance

(Tina leads.) Last danceLast chance for loveYes, it's my last chanceFor romance tonight ---Last Dance by Donna Summer Well, romance or not, it's Last Chance. Previously unpublished is easy to narrow for me. That would be photos I've taken since last weeks challenge. Our senior hiking group last Tuesday encountered animal life, domestic and wild, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #230 – Last Chance

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #229 – Perfect Patterns

(A-C leads.) Hmmm. Perfection. A noble pursuit, but always a pursuit? Do you think perfection must include precision? Once upon a time I collected cut crystal glass: English celery vase: Another red cut glass: All gone now. Do some artists strive for perfection? What could be more perfect than that? Do I detect a pattern … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #229 – Perfect Patterns

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #228 – Diagonals Pt. 3

(Patti leads.) HELP!!! I'm stuck in a Groundhog Day, deja vu all over again, time-space continuum wormhole, repeating loop. Diagonals, this week, is yet another great theme, and I keep finding DIAGONALS! "With a bit of a mind flipYou're into the time slipAnd nothing can ever be the sameYou're spaced out on sensationLike you're under … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #228 – Diagonals Pt. 3

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #227 – Home Sweet Home

(Tina leads.) I spent our U.S. Thanksgiving holiday in a part of Colorado I haven't visited previously, even though it is only a one hour and twenty minute drive from my home. (It's a big state, there is a LOT of it I haven't visited previously.) Beautiful downtown Woodland Park meant a cabin in the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #227 – Home Sweet Home

Lapham’s Quarterly June/July 2022: Education – Pt. 4

[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 June/July 2022:Education, 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 June/July 2022: Education – Pt. 4

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #225 – Wildlife Close to Home

(Anne leads.) "Wild thingYou make my heart singYou make everything groovyWild thing" by The Troggs "Here on this mountaintop, oh-oh-ohI got some wild, wild lifeI got some news to tell you, oh-ohAbout some wild, wild life" by The Talking Heads Ever the tongue-in-cheeker that I am, I had to start with the following photo, not … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #225 – Wildlife Close to Home

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #224 – Exposure Pt. 2

(Sofia leads.) The many, many fine examples submitted by OTHER bloggers for this week's theme have inspired me to delve into my archives and experiment with some rudimentary post-processing with my Apple Photos functionality. I'm too economically conservative (cheap) to pay for Lightroom et al. Following is a super-zoom of Takakaw Falls in Yoho National … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #224 – Exposure Pt. 2