Lens-Artists Challenge #77 – Favorite Photos of 2019

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti. We are tasked with posting favorite photos from 2019 Challenges. In many cases my favorite photos are not my best photos photographically, but they are favorites.

#49 – Favorite Things. Unless you have been living under a rock, or this is your first viewing of one of my blog, you may not know one of my favorite things is Lapham’s Quarterly historical journal:

#61 – Precious Pets. Our precious Westie, now deceased, will always be a favorite:

#66 – Filling the Frame. The eyes have it. (Eyes, ayes, as in voting? Get it?) A captive audience at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio:

#73 – COLD. A better quality photograph, IMO. The Yampa River in Steamboat Springs:

#73 – COLD. Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a universe far, far, away, I skied a LOT! Now I’m reduced to getting to the top of the mountain, taking a selfie, and making a few runs on the way down. It was a passion, and thus a favorite.

#75 – Abstract.  It’s not a great photo, but I like the contemplation on “what’s missing in your puzzle?”:

#76 – On Display, this photo garnered numerous kind comments.  I think I used a Canon Elph 100 camera for the picture, so it is not photogenically of considerable quality. It’s the thought that counts. A display of a son’s love, affection, and remembrance for a father KIA near this river in Germany during WWII:

As always, kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

Best wishes for a good 2020.

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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37 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #77 – Favorite Photos of 2019

  1. Ana says:

    Nice selection, John.
    My best wishes for the New Year!!!

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  2. ralietravels says:

    I don’t participate in the challenges but am always glad to see the posts when you do. You have a great eye.

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  3. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful John! Loved the way you shot your favorite read, especially the slave image. And your skiing selfie of course 😊😊. Happy new year with thanks for your continued and always creative support of the challenge

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  4. Tatiana says:

    Very nice! I especially like your puzzle – such a creative idea 🙂

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  5. SandyL says:

    A great selection John!

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  6. Amy says:

    Great selections of your favorite of 2019. Thank you, John for sharing with us.
    Happy 2020 to you and yours.

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  7. minustide says:

    Great lineup John! The bread in the header image, your Westie, and the puzzle all really stand out to me. Best to you in 2020.

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  8. Very nicely done. The son remembering his father is very poignant.

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  9. Nice wrap-up and a very Happy New Year to you!
    I like that you have chosen a variety of photos that are favorites for different reasons.

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  10. Anita says:

    A very nice selection of memories and favorite things. I especially like the selfie in the cold and the colorful puzzle. My Best Wishes for 2020!!

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  11. Shelley says:

    LOL – the eyes have it. Aye Aye Captain ~ I see it and get it and love your eye for capturing photos that are stunning and intriguing. Happy New Year to you!

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  12. Great photos, but… I love the puppy photo 😊❤ (from the heart of a pet lover)

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  13. Leya says:

    Very creative and fun collection, John! All the best for 2020!

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  14. oneletterup says:

    We used to get the Lapham’s Quarterly. But we never had time to read the entire issue, so regretfully stopped the subscription. It is a treasure trove though. What a nice collection of favorites. I was especially intrigued by the puzzle shot, the tossing of the flowers and your sweet dog.

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  15. pattimoed says:

    Hi, John. I love your “look back” at the year. Your image of your beloved dog and skiing are 2 images which have lingered in my mind this past year. Thank you for being such a loyal follower of our challenges! We always appreciate your participation and thoughts.

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  16. Wendy says:

    Aye, the eyes have it indeed. Such eloquent expressions. I too find I love some of my experimental or accidental photos more. More good luck than skill in my photographs 🙂

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  17. Excellent favorites, John! I love the dear little Westie and the Yampa River shot.

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  18. Lovely selection of photos John (as always).

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  19. umbrellajune says:

    Lovely photos John! That puzzle photo is really interesting.

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  20. Such lovely pictures John! My favorites are of your beloved Westie, the eye of the giraffe and, of course, your selfie on the mountain!! 😊

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