Lens-Artists Challenge #159 – POSTCARDS

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per ANVICA "…think of how many postcards we used in the past: to congratulate, as a souvenir of the places we visited or simply as collectibles.” I lived and worked in England from '88 to '92 (1900s, not 1800s), before email. 😱 I would sometimes make my own postcards to send … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #159 – POSTCARDS

Lens-Artists Challenge #158 – Along Back Country Roads

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] As WanderingDawgs might say: "…Country roads, take me home... ” (John Denver) My back road begins in Gateway, Colorado. According to the book Place Names in Colorado by J. Frank Dawson (pub. 1954): "GATEWAY (Mesa) Believed named for nearby Gateway Canyon which has a pillar formation of rock at its entrance. Another version is that GATEWAY is the natural entranceway to the adjoining country to the south, west and north." (p. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #158 – Along Back Country Roads

Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Rusha "…share your favorite getaways with us... ”. Here is more COSTA RICA. Ok, one more sloth shot. Can you spot it on the left? There's a closeup on the right. Our tour guide had a map. Starting in the right photo we navigated the east part of the country … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Rusha "…share your favorite getaways with us... ”. Several days ago I returned from a trip to COSTA RICA! (Queue the music: "I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane", or better yet, "Stranded In The Jungle".) Despite taking 1,003 photos with my ZS200, plus some phone photos, I will try to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away

Lens-Artists Challenge #156 – Black and White

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per ANGEE "…I also love black and white... ”. Many of our neighborhood junipers are unusually green this year: "The ability to see in color is not specific to humans, but many animals can only see in black and white. Colored vision is possible because of the presence of cone photoreceptors … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #156 – Black and White

Lens-Artists Challenge #155 – On The Water

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Guest host this week is Johnbo.  I will be traveling for a time. TRAVELING! "...Traveling, traveling, travelingLooking for something, what can it be..." --All I Want by Joni Mitchell Thus I apologize in advance if I am tardy or remiss in acknowledging your presences or contributions. When it comes to water, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #155 – On The Water

Lens-Artists Challenge #154 – One Photo Two Ways

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Ever a stickler for details, here is one photo two ways: Consider, if you will, an alternate reality, a parallel universe, a science fiction theme perhaps, where the main character, for whatever reason, or perhaps no reason at all, sees the world upside down, always swimming on a sea of … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #154 – One Photo Two Ways

Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a Wonderful World Part Two

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per AMY 'This week, our photo challenge is “It’s a wonderful world”. I couldn't agree more. Flowers are blooming like gangbusters this spring. (That means a LOT). We've also had some GORGEOUS skies the last couple of days, so here is a bit more 'WONDERFUL'. "I'll light the fire while you … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a Wonderful World Part Two

Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a wonderful world

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per AMY 'This week, our photo challenge is “It’s a wonderful world”. Louis Armstrong ‘s What A Wonderful World came to my mind': "I see trees of greenRed roses tooI see them bloomFor me and you…" "I see skies of blueAnd clouds of whiteThe bright blessed dayThe dark sacred night…" "The … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a wonderful world

Lens-Artists Challenge #151 – From Large to Small

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti ...Pick a color and take several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring). Summer geraniums on our patio seem to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #151 – From Large to Small

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2021: Technology – Pt. 3 and final

[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 Winter 2021: Technology, unless noted.][Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.][NEW to Lapham's Quarterly? See the standard notes … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2021: Technology – Pt. 3 and final

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2021: Technology – 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 Winter 2021: Technology, unless noted.][Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.][NEW to Lapham's Quarterly? See the standard notes … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2021: Technology – Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #150 – Let’s Get Wild!

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Ramblin' "I’m talking about Mother Nature untouched and untrammelled,  allowed to get on with her work without human help or hindrance." YEAH! What SHE said! What about WILD blue yonder?! "Off we go into the wild blue yonder,Climbing high into the sun;"---"The U.S. Air Force" is the official song of … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #150 – Let’s Get Wild!

Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green – Pt 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina "This week we are returning to the color wheel and its cooler members, which include blue (primary) green (secondary) and blue-green or blue-violet aka purple (tertiary)." One might think Hawaii is only blue and green, with everything else an accent color. I hope you will pardon the plethora. Click … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green – Pt 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina "This week we are returning to the color wheel and its cooler members, which include blue (primary) green (secondary) and blue-green or blue-violet aka purple (tertiary)." Yes, what she said. Such as lilacs, which in my less-than-tropical clime, are just now blooming in front of my condo-minimum. My musical … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green

Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C "Because even if they are small…they can make a big difference." "We all have spots, weak spots, blind spots etc." "...favourite spots..." Water spots! Yeahhh, that's the ticket! Water spots count, don't they? I like splashing water captured in mid-air. Here are a recent few from our nearby park, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C "Because even if they are small…they can make a big difference." "We all have spots, weak spots, blind spots etc." "...favourite spots..." I am at a loss for words, clever repartee, subtle variations on the theme. I'm as gobsmacked as you may be. I have a few dots: "Oh … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

Lens-Artists Challenge #147 – Gardens Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy "We are looking forward to seeing photos of the gardens you have visited, your own garden, or your experience of gardening." One can never get enough of the Keukenhof. More 2015: From Biking in The Netherlands – 07 – Haarlem to Leiden Stay safe, be well, be kind to one … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #147 – Gardens Pt. 2