LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #183 – Memorable Events – ‘staches, beards, and things (?!?!)

A-C leads. Hmmm. GREAT theme, WELL executed by A-C. I was thinking (always dangerous): Successes? Failures? Family gatherings? Whilst browsing my massive image archive I came across numerous BEARDS and MOUSTACHES. Well, why not. This one qualifies for FIRST ON CARD, unlike the Last On Card photo challenges. It is one of the first half … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #183 – Memorable Events – ‘staches, beards, and things (?!?!)

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #182 – Interesting Objects

Patti leads. Hmmm. Interesting, in my eye, as the beholder, at least. Bread pudding dessert at Vivilore Restaurant and Antique Shop, Independence Missouri. A house specialty, and sweeeeet! The Sant Joan Funicular in Montserrat, Spain, where the up-car passes the down-car, I hope. 'Muy interasante, si?' The inimitable, INIMITABLE I SAY, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, as … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #182 – Interesting Objects

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #181 – Double Dipping

Tina leads. There are steps, such as on what a young man stands, replete with Hopalong Cassidy tie and Bobby pocketed shirt: ...and steps, such as make up the Ancient Theater at Delphi in Greece: But THESE are STEPS, Tianmen Mountain courtesy a RachelMeetsChina photo, to whom it is my intention to direct you: 999, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #181 – Double Dipping

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #180 – Favorite Images of the Year, 2021

Tina leads. Photographers take photographs. I take pictures. So many pictures, so little time. Here are a few of my favorites I posted last year. I love water drops. These are on our patio geraniums: Next is my favorite history publication, Lapham's Quarterly, which has yet to publish: the Summer 2021 issue, normally out in … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #180 – Favorite Images of the Year, 2021

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #179 – Serene

Patti leads. 'Tis the season. Holidays, that is. Regardless of your predilections or compunctions, it's a good time to be SERENE. It is not like me not to follow instructions, such as when all else fails, but my serenity this week is to offer my usual veritable plethora salmagundi of minutiae. (That's what I like … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #179 – Serene

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #178 – You Choose

Tina leads. 'Tis the season. Holidays, that is. Uncreative as I am, I will follow Tina's lead and start with Christmas tree ornaments. Our ornaments consist entirely of souvenirs m'lady has acquired during our 25 years of travel together. (Photos are clickable and can be enlarged many times, many ways. (Merrry Christmas, to youuuu.)) https://cloudup.com/cclQ0cY88_6Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #178 – You Choose

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrating (Part 2?)

Amy leads. 'Tis the season. Holidays, that is. Regardless of your predilections or compunctions, it's a good time to get together, as we have over the years: (These photos are not ‘clickable’.) Stay well, stay safe, be weird and wonderful, be shapely and designed, follow your bliss, but remember, CELEBRATE! For you 'ear worm' people: … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrating (Part 2?)

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrity

Amy leads. L.Q. had a great issue on Celebrity, Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2011: Celebrity, or https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/celebrity . Suffice it to say 'we', the proverbial 'vox populi', have been fawning, FAWNING I say, if not GROVELING, over CELEBRITIES since time began. (How do you think tribal sages and witch doctors invented religion? On the other hand, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #177 – Celebrity

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #176 – One Image/One Story

A-C leads. "So remember, every picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't it, wooEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't it, wooEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #176 – One Image/One Story

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #175 – Follow Your Bliss

Lindy leads. "...to follow your bliss is to pursue that which provides you happiness and joy." I love guitar music. All kinds. Acoustic, electric, folk, rock, BLUES, bluegrass, classical, UNameIt. A could'a been, should'a been, wanna-be, never-was, player myself, the following photo (May 2012) best typifies my own playing, as in NOT PLAYING. My guitar … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #175 – Follow Your Bliss

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #174 – Shapes and Designs Pt. 2

Patti leads. Did some say Arabesque? That's putting it mildly. Though Islamic design style is not the sole representation, it most typifies it. The 'almost' total absence of people and animals is described by Wikipedia: "Aniconism is the avoidance of images of sentient beings in some forms of Islamic art. Islamic aniconism stems in part from the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #174 – Shapes and Designs Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture Pt. 2

Tina leads. That SECOND notable aspect of architecture I noted in Spain was ultra-modern and 'Modernisme'. Speaking of architect Calatrava (Santiago), In Valencia, Spain we did an exterior visual tour of the new and ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences. [Click to enlarge. Hover and click the plus sign. Scroll up and down. Right or … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture

Tina leads. I love architecture. What is UN-interesting architecture? BRUTALISM, in my opinion. When style, elan, or savoir faire just won't do, use concrete! Mercifully, if I have any photo examples, the are buried so deep in my archive I can't find them. The following apartment-looking tower I saw in Madrid is a kinder, gentler, … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #173 – Interesting Architecture

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #172 – A Day of My Week

Amy leads. Sunday 24 October. It's a travel day, one of the 'slower' days on my visit to Spain. Twelve touristas we, on a 40-seat bus. Perfect. We are on the way from Valencia to Barcelona, with stops in between. First up is Peníscola, very sun-washed Mediterranean, less of a mass tourist destination, more localized … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #172 – A Day of My Week

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #169 – The ordinary

I.J. leads this week. The ordinary from a different point of view? In my humble opinion it doesn't get more ORDINARY than an ATTIC. How many photos of attics has anyone on Lens-Artists posted in the last year or two? FEW if any I say, not because they are unusual, but because they are too … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #169 – The ordinary