Lens-Artists Challenge #56 – Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever
[Photos this week are hosted right here on WordPress.  Somewhere…  serene.]

[All photos might be right-clicked to open in a new tab or window.  These are recent pictures I’ve taken.]

The Lens Artist Challenge is hosted this week by Amy

I choose Lakeshore.  Jackson Lake, in particular.  Grand Teton National Park.  Wyoming. All photos taken last Thursday.  We are canoeing.  Close to the lakeshore.

Top billing/photo goes to m’lady and her obsolescing iPhone6.  Purrrrfect.

The rest are mine.

Mt. Moran is the largest-looking peak (12,610 feet (3,840 m)), on the right.  It is named for Thomas Moran, iconic ‘American western frontier painter’ (Englishman, however, old chap).

Grand Teton, second from left down range, is 13,775 feet (4,199 m).

We went early, when the lake was calm and the people considerably fewer.


Speaking of birds, can anyone verify the identity of the following bird?  I saw it at Big Hole National Battlefield in Montana last Tuesday.  Many have said perhaps a kestrel or a Cooper’s Hawk.  I’m definitely not a birder but to me it most closely resembles a Sharp-Shinned Hawk (SSHA).  This photo is from a bit of distance.  I should have shot when it was hovering 20-30 ft. over me. What do you think?

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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30 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #56 – Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

  1. Amy says:

    Fantastic photos, John! Majestic mountains and pine trees are setting quietly between the beautiful blue sky and blue lake, beautifully captured! Thank you for sharing your fabulous canoeing experience. 🙂
    A great capture of the bird. I’m not a birder either.

  2. The shots are magnificent, John. With the blue sky, mountain, tree and their reflection, they are just awesome. Perfect choices for the challenges.

  3. cindy knoke says:

    These are just stupendous captures John, Thank you for sharing them.

  4. Fantastic shot; the mountains are a spectacular backdrop​ 😃

  5. Olga says:

    Canoeing in the proximity of this magnificent view must have been a wondrous experience. Lovely photos, John. ❤

  6. Shelley says:

    You’ve captured the essence of the tranquility and beauty of that setting. Simply beautiful. The bird looks similar to a white owl with its wings and tail.

  7. Beautiful images and such a peaceful landscape John, what a treat to see this! 🙂

  8. pattimoed says:

    Stunning lakeshore, John. Beautiful images. So crisp and clear. I’m so glad your visit coincided with Amy’s theme this week! How fortuitous! (And I spelled it right! I just checked.) 🙂 🙂 I am sure you had a fabulous week there. We haven’t explored that part of the USA yet, but we will.

  9. The blues, the ripples, the reflections, lovely photographs John.

  10. Wendy says:

    What a lovely place John. And that backdrop is majestic.
    I don’t know about your birds but it looks very similar to our falcon.

    • JohnRH says:

      Thank you. Two knowledgeable sources in the area where I took the bird picture said kestrel (falcon). Probably can’t get more definitive due to the distance photo. Thanks for your input.

  11. Leya says:

    What perfect days out there – what spectacular views in front of you canoeing! You must feel so cleansed and renewed after this adventure. Marvelous shots!

  12. Prior... says:

    i have no idea as to what bird that is, but you got enough wing details
    and tail – so a birder should know
    and beautiful by the way –
    esp that opening shot of your wife’s – ((and is the iphone 6 almost obsolete? wow – does it still get updates?

  13. SandyL says:

    The mountains are so majestic. Looks like it was a perfect day for canoeing.

  14. Oh wow, John, these photos are stunning. We haven’t been to Jackson Lake, even though we drove by Grand Teton on the way to Yellowstone National Park. iPhone 6 is obsolete by marketing standard. I remember when it first came out, I saw a billboard on 405 FWY, CA of great details. I was curious, then saw at the bottom right corner with small print, said this photo is taken with iPhone 6!! I’m scared of looking for new phones of more than $1000.

  15. Beautiful images, John! So clear and sharp. And a nice capture of the hawk!

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