Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103 – Surprise – Pt. 1

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The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ann-Christine.

Per A-C: “…small surprises usually occur in our everyday life. It could be surprising meetings, incidents, or maybe eye openers. In fact anything you feel surprises you!”

My MacBook Photos library has a rudimentary search function, which I sometimes use to start on a challenge, as I have thousands of hugely inconsequential personal photos through which to dredge. I plugged in ‘surprise’ and what to my wondering eyes should appear? NOTHING! SURPRISE! Why am I not. (Surprised.) The subtle nuances of human reactions have yet to be discernible by artificial intelligence. Or real, often, for that matter. Regardless, that leaves me to be ‘makin’ it up’ this challenge.

For starters, Google Art has a way of converting photos to the styles of famous artists. These conversions may well express my sentiment during self-isolation. You be the judge.

Van Gogh is a personal favorite, just because I like Van Gogh. At least I have my ears attached, and they will remain so.

Signac I find a bit pointless (not), if you catch my drift.

Munch is probably the most accurate. Mr. Grumpy, I can easily call myself. ‘The Scream’ is definitely my most used emoji when texting: 😱

Stay safe, be well. Be kind to one another. 😷 👏 👍

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

General 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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16 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103 – Surprise – Pt. 1

  1. Tina Schell says:

    A VERY clever response John. I found this one more challenging than most as well

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  2. Amy says:

    A very clever take on! And, so much fun. 🙂 🙂

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  3. Leya says:

    Haha – clever and fun – I really like you as Van Gogh!

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  4. I love Van Gogh also John…favourite painter – when I saw his ‘sunflowers’ at a museum in Australia (on tour from overseas) I had tears…loved it! But back to your photos….great work – very clever and they look fab!

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  5. These pieces or art are a Scream, even with ears attached!

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  6. oneletterup says:

    This is very cool (for lack of a better word, but so appropriate). I this difficult to do? I am not familiar with the process.


  7. Very creative, John!

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  8. Olga says:

    Interesting to see oneself in a distorted way. The many faces of John. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Wendy says:

    Clever as always John. Keep smiling 🙂

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