LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #206 – Treasures

(Aletta leads.) So many treasures, so little time. Gold, silver, precious gems. Lest we forget, the Earth is a treasure too, at least in the EYES of the beholder. Above, Peyto Lake, as seen last week in the Canadian Rockies, and the majestic mountains behind it, are one such treasure, I'd say. Wolf down that … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #206 – Treasures

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #205 – The Eyes Have It

(Tina leads.) SHE’S GOT BETTE DAVIS EYES! “She'll tease youShe'll unease youJust to please youShe's got Bette Davis eyesShe'll expose youWhen she snows you'Cause she knows you, she's got Bette Davis Eyes“— song by Kim Carnes “Are the stars out tonight (sha bop sha bop)I don't know if it's cloudy or bright (sha bop sha … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #205 – The Eyes Have It

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #203 – Local Vistas

(Anne of SlowShutterSpeed leads.) "This week, tell us about and show us your local vistas." Here are recent vistas from two days ago. Free summer concerts have started again, with a new stage and covering: FACE a cappella group performed: Kids play fore and aft. I must admit, other than Come Together (Beatles), Woodstock (Joni … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #203 – Local Vistas

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #202 – Minimalism/Maximalism, Single or Flamboyant, Plain or “More is More” part 2

(Sofia leads.) This week it is her pleasure to host and her theme is Minimalism/Maximalism, Single or Flamboyant, Plain or “More is More”. Columbine proliferate presently parkside nearby: Stay well, stay safe, be weird and wonderful. Be mini/maxi/single/flam/plain. Or more.  

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #202 – Minimalism/Maximalism, Single or Flamboyant, Plain or “More is More”

(Sofia leads.) This week it is her pleasure to host and her theme is Minimalism/Maximalism, Single or Flamboyant, Plain or “More is More”. Why did this topic draw me to food! Ah, such are the mysteries of the universe we ponder. Mini/single, consider, if you will, the 7" appetizer-size pizza: It is equally drool-able in Maxi … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #202 – Minimalism/Maximalism, Single or Flamboyant, Plain or “More is More”

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #201 – Three of a Kind

(Leya-A/C leads.) Says she: "Simply put: Your post should have three separate images that are somehow related. (Another option is splitting one photo into three parts.)" Somehow, by manipulatory delutions or such, I expanded this morning's bee capture behind the bee capture, whilst viewing: And again: Here you can almost see it's knees: Pheminomal, if I … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #201 – Three of a Kind

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #200 – Every Little Thing

(AMY leads.) E.L.T. that makes you smile, that is. I am OTR (On The Road) this coming week. "I'm late!I'm late!For a very important date!No time to say "Hello", goodbye!I'm late!I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!" -- lyrics, The White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, Disney film. Rather than my usual, meticulous crafting of a Lens-Artists … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #200 – Every Little Thing

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #199 – Mechanical/Industrial

Johnbo takes the lead this week. I love this theme. It's so un-NATURAL. Things produced by mankind (and womankind, of course), even though Man is a product of Nature, we're sort of a sub-product, if you will, making things in blocky, cumbersome manner, with lines and geometric precision, unlike the flow of Nature's other animal, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #199 – Mechanical/Industrial

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #198 – Light And SHADOW – Pt. 2

Patti takes the lead this week. Lest we ignore the sun's alter ego, quietly hiding in the... shadow... It's a no-brainer that the light must be at some angle other than directly overhead in order to produce a shadow. Even a difference of a morning half hour or so makes a difference in this view … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #198 – Light And SHADOW – Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #197 – The Rule Of Thirds

Tina takes the lead this week. In a nutshell, it's about photo image composition. It's good to get back to the basics, as we did in #194 - BOKEH. ...the rule of thirds encourages dynamism, where the viewer sees a key element off to the side, then takes a visual journey throughout the rest of the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #197 – The Rule Of Thirds

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #196 – Humor

I (ME/MYSELF) take the lead!! This week I have been GRACED with the esteemed honor of leading the LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE. I trust I will not DIS-grace myself with a poor performance by weeks end. I'm occasionally accused of having a (weird, warped?) sense of humor, so my first thoughts for a theme were: humor, humorous, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #196 – Humor

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #191 – Curves

A-C leads. So many curves, so little time. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida has a curvy interior atrium: Dali was well-known for his curvy mustache: https://lqlqlq2020.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/dsc_2406.jpeg The Mysore Fig has curvy roots, almost snake-like. On full moon nights do they writhe around and snare unsuspecting passersby? Hmmm. Spooky! Finally, if I had a … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #191 – Curves

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #190 – Close and Closer

Patti leads. Close and Closer, as in friends and enemies? Keep them? Anyway, just 'yesterday'... "Yesterday,All my troubles seemed so far way..." - Yesterday by The Beatles ...I took a couple of Close and Closers at the D.A.M. Denver Art Museum, that is. It was nearly the end of the Whistler to Cassatt exhibition of … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #190 – Close and Closer

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #189 – Odds and Ends

Tina leads. What are the odds. 50-50, IMO, for EVERYTHING. Miscellany abounds. I have a plethora. VOPs fill the bill. (VeryOldPictures.) K.C. Bear has the right idea. Once upon a time I had a laptop, or 2, or.... [Click a photo to open gallery, click lower-right arrow for a larger view, click the grid for … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #189 – Odds and Ends

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #188 – A Special Place

Karina of Murtagh's Meadow leads. "There are places I'll rememberAll my life though some have changedSome forever, not for betterSome have gone and some remain All these places have their momentsWith lovers and friends I still can recallSome are dead and some are livingIn my life I've loved them all" “In My Life” is a … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #188 – A Special Place