AMY leads. Earth Story. The stories trees could tell. Bark. (Woof!) Some of these rival my own aging bark (but that's another story). Don't look back, they might be gaining on you: Hug a tree today, or any day: Evolution will sort it all out: Be safe, be well, be yourself. You're the best.
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
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
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
Karina of Murtagh's Meadow leads. 'The mountains' are my special place. They are not always 'totally' snow-covered. There is nothing quite like Vivid Mode on the old Nikon. E.T.! E.T.! The aliens are coming! (Private joke.) Deserts count too. Have a good year.
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
Anne leads. Anyone that doesn’t have a picture of water, please raise your hand. I have at least two and can loan you one. Kidding of course. I have MANY pictures of water. Some of my favorites are those with reflections, splashes or drops frozen in the air, or silky streams, taken by slowing the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #187 – Water
Sofia leads with an excellent theme. A flight of wine for the high spirited at Seasons 52 restaurant last January. Yet another 'Road Less Traveled', snow-hiking in the woods west of Copper Mountain, Colorado, last week. As the sun, if there is one, slowly sinks in the west, nice views from the superb Bistro North … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #186 – Low-Light
OR... Well, what did you expect? I would hate to disappoint. 😂🤓😎🤔 Johnbo leads. Check his post for REAL change! Have a good year.
Amy leads. She sez: 'This week we hope you’ll share some of your travel experiences...' Travel has taught me that people are alike all over the world... except they're different... but they're still alike... except for the differences. I applaud the differences... and the likenesses. As I've traveled it has appeared to me that a … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #184 – Travel Has Taught Me
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 (?!?!)
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
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
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
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
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_6 … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #178 – You Choose
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?)
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
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
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