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

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #166 – Artificial Light

Leya proposes Artificial Light. Superb theme. I am back on my comfortable MacBook laptop. Following is the subject artifice within a museum: Of course, the obligatory annual Christmas lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens are artificial: Zoom and crop of the previous. My personal favorite is my green-shaded desk lamp, from which I photograph many … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #166 – Artificial Light

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2021: Friendship – Pt. 3 – Liabilities

[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. 3 – Liabilities

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #165 – Going Wide Pt 2

Patti proposes WIIIIDE. I am OTR (on the road) at the moment (ATM), and trying to post from my iPad for Pt 2. Some things can be WIIIIDE because they are not long. Following is a B-2 Bomber flying at very low altitude today, 12 Sep. 2021. Your MISSION, should you choose to accept it … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #165 – Going Wide Pt 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #165 – Going Wide

Patti proposes WIIIIDE. I am OTR (on the road) at the moment (ATM), and trying to post from my iPhone. 🤞 Good luck to me. I have a dearth of resources with me, but my phone has a Panorama photo album. (Think WIIIIDE.) A phone ‘pano’ is generally a ‘180’ shot from facing left to … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #165 – Going Wide

Lens-Artists Challenge #164 – Look Up/Down Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] RE: Sofia "This week Sofia invites us to Look Up and Down." Inspired by Sofia's stained glass, here is a bit I photo'd at the old St. Louis Union Station, a veritable smorgasbord of Art Nouveau interior architecture: https://cloudup.com/cfhWyAghgvc Stay safe, stay well, watch your step!

Lens-Artists Challenge #164 – Look Up/Down

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] RE: Sofia "This week Sofia invites us to Look Up and Down." There are some great photos and ideas in her post. Following is a fast first submission. Looking up is easy for me. I am forever looking at clouds. Very recently I was sitting in my local park, looked up … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #164 – Look Up/Down

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2021: Friendship – Pt. 2 – Assets

[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. 2 – Assets

Lens-Artists Challenge #163 – Keep Walking

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] RE: Amy Let’s share our walking and/or hiking experience. "HEY! I'm WALKIN' HERE!" --Ratso Rizzo, Midnight Cowboy movie. In other words, 'TAKE A HIKE!'   Walking with dinosaurs, or following in their footsteps at least. "Oh give me a home, where the dinosaurs roamed...!" "HEY! I'm WALKIN' HERE!" (op. cit.) Stay … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #163 – Keep Walking

Lens-Artists Challenge #162 – It’s All About The Light Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] RE: Tina "This week the Lens-Artists team invites you to join us in exploring the magic of light." To restate the obvious: It IS all about the LIGHT. photograph (n.) "a picture obtained by any process of photography," 1839, coined by English polymath and photography pioneer Sir John Herschel (son of … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #162 – It’s All About The Light Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #162 – It’s All About The Light

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] RE: Tina "This week the Lens-Artists team invites you to join us in exploring the magic of light." "I see the lights, I see the party lightsThey're red and blue and greenEverybody in the crowd's thereBut you won't let me make a scene" --Claudine Clark Yesterday... [YESTERDAY!] "YesterdayAll my troubles seemed … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #162 – It’s All About The Light

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2021: Friendship – 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 Spring 2021: Friendship, except where noted.][Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.][NEW to Lapham's Quarterly? See the standard … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2021: Friendship – Pt. 1

Lens-Artists Challenge #161 – Feet and Shoes

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] RE: Leya "Don't give me no hand me down shoesDon't give me no hand me down loveDon't give me no hand me down worldI got one already" --The Guess Who -- Randy Bachman Guitar, vocalsBurton Cummings Vocals, pianoJim Kale BassGarry Peterson Drums [Let me know if the photo gallery below appears … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #161 – Feet and Shoes

Lens-Artists Challenge #160 – Your Inspiration

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] RE: PATTI - On Saturday, August 7, Patti is hosting LAPC #160 Your inspiration, which can be a place, a subject, a person, a book–just about anything that inspires you. Could abstract photos inspire, cleverly modified with Lightroom, Photoshop, Efex, or the like? Umm, no. These are iPhone shots taken while going through … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #160 – Your Inspiration

Lens-Artists Challenge #159 – POSTCARDS

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per ANVICA "…think of how many postcards we used in the past: to congratulate, as a souvenir of the places we visited or simply as collectibles.” I lived and worked in England from '88 to '92 (1900s, not 1800s), before email. 😱 I would sometimes make my own postcards to send … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #159 – POSTCARDS

Lens-Artists Challenge #158 – Along Back Country Roads

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] As WanderingDawgs might say: "…Country roads, take me home... ” (John Denver) My back road begins in Gateway, Colorado. According to the book Place Names in Colorado by J. Frank Dawson (pub. 1954): "GATEWAY (Mesa) Believed named for nearby Gateway Canyon which has a pillar formation of rock at its entrance. Another version is that GATEWAY is the natural entranceway to the adjoining country to the south, west and north." (p. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #158 – Along Back Country Roads

Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Rusha "…share your favorite getaways with us... ”. Here is more COSTA RICA. Ok, one more sloth shot. Can you spot it on the left? There's a closeup on the right. Our tour guide had a map. Starting in the right photo we navigated the east part of the country … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Rusha "…share your favorite getaways with us... ”. Several days ago I returned from a trip to COSTA RICA! (Queue the music: "I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane", or better yet, "Stranded In The Jungle".) Despite taking 1,003 photos with my ZS200, plus some phone photos, I will try to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away

Lens-Artists Challenge #156 – Black and White

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per ANGEE "…I also love black and white... ”. Many of our neighborhood junipers are unusually green this year: "The ability to see in color is not specific to humans, but many animals can only see in black and white. Colored vision is possible because of the presence of cone photoreceptors … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #156 – Black and White

Lens-Artists Challenge #155 – On The Water

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Guest host this week is Johnbo.  I will be traveling for a time. TRAVELING! "...Traveling, traveling, travelingLooking for something, what can it be..." --All I Want by Joni Mitchell Thus I apologize in advance if I am tardy or remiss in acknowledging your presences or contributions. When it comes to water, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #155 – On The Water