Lens-Artists Challenge #119 – My Hideaway

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][A right-click on a photo 'might' allow single image viewing in another tab.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Leya. Says she: "A Hideaway, is a place to which a person can retreat for safety, privacy, relaxation, to seek seclusion or refuge." This is my reading nook hideaway. It's … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #119 – My Hideaway

Lens-Artists Challenge #118 – Communication

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Biasini the Horse, sponsored by Anne Leueen. The topic is Communication. As this is primarily a photography challenge, we've all heard that 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. I will spare you, for the most part, my semi-literate written verbosity, and … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #118 – Communication

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 2

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116 – Symmetry

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] 'I think' I've allowed some photos to overrun the blog margin, intentionally, for a bigger photo display. Y'all have seen that marginalia forever anyway. Hopefully the photos are not distorted. Let me know. The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti. RE: Vertical … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116 – Symmetry

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration – AUTUMN

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. What a well-thought, well-written, well-photo'd post she has assembled this week. 'He or she who is not inspired by AUTUMN, is not paying attention.' --ME Click the photo below to be taken to a post with a gallery of photos:   … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration – AUTUMN

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. What a well-thought, well-written, well-photo'd post she has assembled this week. As I've said, mountains MOST inspire me, so I'm posting just a few of those photos. You can't argue with Mother Nature. Stop trying. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. What a well-thought, well-written, well-photo'd post she has assembled this week. Says she: "No doubt I had something specific in mind when I originally chose this week’s Inspiration theme. I found myself struggling however when … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 1 – Overview

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 1 – Overview

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114 – Negative Space

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Amy. Says she: "Negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. This space is empty or unoccupied. Spencer Cox at Photography Life explains,”Photos with high amounts of negative space are: empty, subdued, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114 – Negative Space

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #113 – A Labor of Love – MUSIC

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [A right-click might allow you to open a photo in a separate tab or window.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Rusha. Says she: "...world-wide, people pour themselves into their work — paid or unpaid — with commitment, ingenuity, and a sincere desire to make a difference. For … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #113 – A Labor of Love – MUSIC

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview 4

[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 from Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [New to Lapham's Quarterly? See … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview 4

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview 3

[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 from Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [New to Lapham's Quarterly? See … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview 3

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 – Pick a Word…

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [A right-click might allow you to open a photo in a separate tab or window.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Leya. Says she: "Pick a word and illustrate it with a photo! ... The words available are the following: Comfortable Growing Tangled Crowded Exuberant" I don't know about … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 – Pick a Word…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111 – Everyday Objects Part 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [A right-click might allow you to open a photo in a separate tab or window.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti. Says she: "...we’re taking a fresh look at ordinary, everyday objects–things that you see and use in your daily life." A few more came to mind … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111 – Everyday Objects Part 2

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111 – Everyday Objects

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [A right-click might allow you to open a photo in a separate tab or window.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti. Says she: "...we’re taking a fresh look at ordinary, everyday objects–things that you see and use in your daily life." I don't think I can come … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111 – Everyday Objects

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #110 – Creativity in the Time of Covid

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [A right-click might allow you to open a photo in a separate tab or window.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. Says she: "...many of us have found ways to cope with those restrictions through our efforts to maintain our creativity." Creativity is not my forte. I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #110 – Creativity in the Time of Covid

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview 2

[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 from Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [New to Lapham's Quarterly? See … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview 2

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview

[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 from Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [New to Lapham's Quarterly? See … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – preview