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

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

Lens-Artists Challenge #147 –Gardens

[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." This first batch is old photos, old/early digital, old photographer. Apologies. A garden of stone, a.k.a. Stonehenge, when you could still get close to it. April, 1999: Another … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #147 –Gardens

Lens-Artists Challenge #146 – Focusing on the Details – 2 – More Woof

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Bark, that is. Per Patti "But often, the details do a better job of “telling the story.”" On a walk today, nothing says WOOF (bark) like cottonwood: Spring is finally springing in Denver. The Highline Canal even has some water in it: Stay safe, be well, be kind to one another.

Lens-Artists Challenge #146 – Focusing on the Details

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti "But often, the details do a better job of “telling the story.”" I'm guessing we will see a lot of closeups for this theme. Tree bark (woof) is always a favorite of mine. Weathered skin, not unlike my own. How did I ever come to inhabit this body?! Aliens, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #146 – Focusing on the Details

Lens-Artists Challenge #145 – Getting To Know You

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Scilla "My invitation to you is to present a “Getting To Know You” post showing your relationship with a subject you’ve photographed. The subject could be a Person, a Place, a Culture, an Object…anything that has captured your attention, won your affection and taught you a thing or two." Hmm. So many … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #145 – Getting To Know You

Lens-Artists Challenge #144 – Taking Flight

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina "Yes, of course the birds. But beyond them, butterflies, bees and other insects, airplanes, balloons, bubbles, kites…." There will be hummers. Following is the only 'charm' of hummingbirds I have in my photos. From along the Salmon River in Idaho. Stay safe, be well.

Lens-Artists Challenge #143 – Colorful April TWO

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy: "...spring brings a new beginning; colors begin to awaken under the warm sunlight..." 'This bud's for you' was taken Saturday 10 April. I found another bud during a neighborhood walk Thursday 15 April: The evening of Thursday 15 April this happened: Today, Friday 16 April, it looks like this: … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #143 – Colorful April TWO

Lens-Artists Challenge #143 – Colorful April

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy: "...spring brings a new beginning; colors begin to awaken under the warm sunlight..." Here in mile-high Denver, Colorado, spring is just beginning to color. However, 'this bud's for you'. (Lilac.) Earlier this early April, I was still in isolation: ...or doing mundane tasks like refilling the kitchen sink soap … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #143 – Colorful April

Lens-Artists Challenge #141 – Geometry

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti: ".For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, we are focusing on geometry—shapes that are visually interesting and form a pattern or rhythm." Some old favorites: Photographer tilt, not the building: The Arch: But is it...: The Guggenheim: You have to start somewhere: Stay safe, be well.

Lens-Artists Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery – Part Deux

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per WanderingDawgs: "...we are challenging you to get out and look for a change of scenery." The fun never stops. I can't pass the opportunity to share with you: Saturday, 20 March: Monday, 22 March: 25 February: Sunday, 21 March: As I've mentioned, we only complain about snow in order to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #140 – A Change of Scenery – Part Deux