Lens-Artists Challenge #74 – Abstract

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

[Right-clicking on a photo might open it in a separate tab or window.]

The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti.

A superb theme this week, but they always are.  As it is now halfway through the week, and I have a penchant for wasting huge volumes of time, I’m scrambling to whittle a lengthy assemblage of photos into one visually digestible.  HereItIs.

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright:

Motorcycles and scooters in, where else, Italy.  Genoa, to be exact.  From a high point:

An Amado Pena puzzle (one of my favorite Western artists), which I had assembled but found missing pieces.  I sent photos and he provided every one:

Nature’s art, a glacier in Alaska, as seen 10+ years ago from a float-plane ride around Denali Peak:

A fish not-out-of-water, again naturally abstract:

Alexander Calder’s ‘6 Dots Over A Mountain’, at the Denver Botanic Gardens 2 years ago summertime:

And now for something completely different, this is other-worldly, if not abstract.  I stumbled upon a snapshot of my long-gone Sony Mavica FD-91 camera that used the small, hard, floppy disks.  Probably my first digital camera.  I remember scrambling around Amsterdam looking for a box of 25 disks, because I started shooting and quickly ran through the ones I had, as I had no computer with me to transfer the pictures.  Those were the days!


Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

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). :)
Gallery | This entry was posted in Photography, Photography 101 Forever and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

29 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #74 – Abstract

  1. Tatiana says:

    Love the balconies and the motorcycles! 🙂

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Fascinating collection John.

  3. Leya says:

    Interesting collection, John! Love the motorcycles – and your camera!

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Love these John! Cannot believe you asked for the missing pieces and actually GOT them! Your 2 opening shots are fantastic

  5. I especially like the glacier photo, John. The Guggenheim is an architectural classic, isn’t It?

  6. Amy says:

    Wow… Great abstract series, John! I especially like the naturally abstract images, the glacier and the fish.

  7. pattimoed says:

    A great, diverse collection, John. My favorites are your shots of the Guggenheim and the scooters. Great ideas!

  8. Véro from Uprooted Wanderers says:

    I had no idea some cameras took floppy disk!

  9. Olga says:

    The Guggenheim has wonderful abstract lines. Love it! ❤

  10. Wendy says:

    Great choices John. I’m wowed by the scooters, an excellent way to show them. I love 6 dots over a mountain. And the camera! I had no idea.:-)

  11. Prior... says:

    Wow seeing the floppy discs reminded me how faves have come!
    And wonderful images

  12. Shelley says:

    The entertaining selection you shared is quite impressive. My palms started to sweat with the motorcycle scooter one. I can’t imagine trying to find where I parked, it’s bad enough in a car in a parking lot at Christmas shopping time! Love the ‘old’ camera photo too. It’s so fun to look back at technology and to be thankful for how far we’ve come.

  13. A nice collection of pictures! Side note: I once visited Glacier Bay in Alaska, and took a boat out to see the glaciers. I like your photo above. Seeing the glaciers was quite an amazing adventure!

  14. ramblingranger says:

    Happy New Year, John! Love the fish.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.