LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #218 – Over The Hill

(Wind Kisses leads.) Over The Hill? Who you calling Over The Hill?! (You said you wouldn’t tell!) Well, this week I am OTR (On The Road) ‘and’ OTH, many hills removed, west of my usual encampment, so here are a few OTH’s that might thus qualify. For all you bee and insect capturers, I GOT … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #218 – Over The Hill

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #216 – Urban Environments

(Sofia leads.) I recently returned from a week in New York City. Definitely an UrbEnv. No place quite like it. My interest in UrbEnv leans heavily toward architecture. Lest your eyes glazeth over with a cacophonous plethora of examples, I will attempt to consolidate some in galleries and compares, in no particular order. ONE WTC … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #216 – Urban Environments

Lapham’s Quarterly June/July 2022: Education – 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 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. 1

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #214 – Favorite Finds

(Leya leads.) Do you find museums intriguing, she asks? VERY. I’m in NYC this week. First day today. I visited a museum for the ages, lest we forget. An absolute must-see. But first, a bit of Calatrava. What is an Oculus anyway? Don’t MAKE me look it up! Never mind. Here it is: a round … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #214 – Favorite Finds

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #213 – Here Comes The Sun

(Amy leads.) (Queue The Beatles, of course: "Sun, sun, sun, here it comes".) Like most people, I have the plethora of sunsets, but, even though not a late sleeper, I don't have many suns at dawn, by cracky. I do like taking photos with a little, or a lot, of blinding sun. Following, the sun … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #213 – Here Comes The Sun

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #212 – MOTION – 3

(THIRD PART) (Patti leads.) "Oh, RaindropsSo many raindropsIt feels like raindrops falling from my eye-eyesFalling from my eyes"--by Dee Clark A bit experimental here. Following is a MOVIE. If the box shows up solid BLACK, refresh your page and/or click on it anyway. I hope you enjoy MOTION. There is sound, also. Click to enlarge. https://cloudup.com/cX1Er6a9GAOContinue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #212 – MOTION – 3

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #212 – MOTION

(Patti leads.) "Everybody is doin' a brand new dance, now(Come on baby, do the Loco-MOTION)I know you'll get to like it if you give it a chance, now(Come on baby, do the Loco-MOTION"--by Little Eva (emphasis mine) Here are some fountains from my small local park. The multiple fountains 'dance' and move, and are filled … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #212 – MOTION

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #211 – What’s your photographic groove?

(Anne leads.) Hmmm, again. I like composing these posts in advance of the release by the host, without their specific purpose in mind. No preconceived notions or mimicking what other people do. I'm terrible at being creative, so I guess I need the practice! With busy summer activities, advance notice helps me keep up with … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #211 – What’s your photographic groove?

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #210 – Three Favorite Images

(Sarah leads.) Hmmm, again. ONE of my all time faves, posted many times, digitally enhanced in Apple Photos, for better or worse, to get a bit of color in the dry field: My unfounded suspicion is, the car was placed there to look rustic and 'cute', though, having recently read Of Mice and Men for … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #210 – Three Favorite Images

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #209 – Surrealism

(Tracy leads.) Hmmm. Deeeeeep! I had to look this one up. From Oxford Languages: sur·re·al·ism /səˈrēəˌlizəm/ noun a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. Hmmmm, again. Salvador Dali comes to mind, of course. Or at least … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #209 – Surrealism

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #208 – Summer Vibes

(Solaner leads.) I like composing this in advance of the release by the host, without their specific purpose in mind. No preconceived notions or mimicking what other people do. I'm terrible at being creative, so I guess I need the practice! SUMMER VIBES! What says Summer Vibes more than music vibrations at outdoor concerts, with … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #208 – Summer Vibes

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #207 – Seeing Double

(JEZ leads.) As I'm composing this in advance of the release by the host, without his specific purpose in mind, Seeing Double to me is Reflections, not double exposure, the latter of which I've never done in my life, intentionally or otherwise. The meaning could be twin or dual anything, too. Consider, if you will, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #207 – Seeing Double

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #206 – Treasures

(Aletta leads.) So many treasures, so little time. Gold, silver, precious gems. Lest we forget, the Earth is a treasure too, at least in the EYES of the beholder. Above, Peyto Lake, as seen last week in the Canadian Rockies, and the majestic mountains behind it, are one such treasure, I'd say. Wolf down that … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #206 – Treasures

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #205 – The Eyes Have It

(Tina leads.) SHE’S GOT BETTE DAVIS EYES! “She'll tease youShe'll unease youJust to please youShe's got Bette Davis eyesShe'll expose youWhen she snows you'Cause she knows you, she's got Bette Davis Eyes“— song by Kim Carnes “Are the stars out tonight (sha bop sha bop)I don't know if it's cloudy or bright (sha bop sha … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #205 – The Eyes Have It