Lens-Artists Challenge #136 – Subjects Starting with the Letter–S

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti: "...we invite you share images that feature a subject starting with the letter S." “Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy surprised. “Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.” (ref.) Some say 's' is the most used word-starter in English. (25,333 or 10.6%.) Others say 74,992 words start … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #136 – Subjects Starting with the Letter–S

Lens-Artists Challenge #135 – Glimpse into your world.

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Sheetal: "Show us the things you love that makes your world spin or things about your world that make you delirious with joy." And now for something completely different.  Aside from the obvious delirium (pun intended) with joy of being with my partner, SheWhoShallNotBeNamed, I have enjoyed skiing for nearly … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #135 – Glimpse into your world.

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 2 – Revolution

[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 Fall 2020: Democracy, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to Lapham's … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 2 – Revolution

Lens-Artists Challenge #134 – From Forgettable to Favorite. Bad images made good, or better, at least? a.k.a. Greater Expectations

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina: "We’ll be asking you to share images that didn’t quite live up to your expectations together with your final versions after editing them." As I am a perpetual cheapskate, I do not own or subscribe to any additional photo editing software that has not been included with something else. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #134 – From Forgettable to Favorite. Bad images made good, or better, at least? a.k.a. Greater Expectations

Lens-Artists Challenge #133 – My Photography Journey

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy at The World Is A Book: "This week, the theme is My Photography Journey. I’m taking the opportunity to share part of my journey with you." My journey is typified by a seemingly endless string of cameras, any one of which I will have for several years until I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #133 – My Photography Journey

Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part III

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us... I was inspired by a photo of The Oculus, by ThisAndThat/Chava61, to post photos of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO., residence buildings and chapel: The defense rests. I move we adjourn. (Second.) Stay safe, be well, be … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part III

Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part Two

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us, but maybe this is so common a pattern that we don’t notice it if we don’t go looking for it?" CHECKS, with a few stripes. Nothing says checks and stripes like modern architecture. Lines, lines, lines. "...lines on the mirror lines … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked – Part Two

Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us, but maybe this is so common a pattern that we don’t notice it if we don’t go looking for it?" I love her opening quote: Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked

My posts on LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review  ] This is a reference list I update each time I summarize an issue. It is listed in descending order by issue publication date. After that it is in descending chronological order of the reading and reviewing, newest at the top, oldest at the bottom. It took until Spring … Continue reading My posts on LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY

Lens-Artists Challenge #131 – Emotions

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti: "Show us portraits or street photography that captures people’s feelings, such as happiness, anger, sadness, curiosity, or fear. Or, choose a subject or scene that evokes an emotion in the viewer." I entered 'emotion' in the search function of my Apple Photo library and came up with... NOTHING. So … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #131 – Emotions

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 1

[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 Fall 2020: Democracy, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 1

Lens-Artists Challenge #130 – It’s a Small World

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per ANNE: "...take your camera for a walk around your yard or home and shoot some close-up or macro shots." I call these shots SUNDAY BREAKFAST, THE AFTERMATH. 'BUT' what are they? Color altered by software: BUTT... BUTTER! It's the sidewall of a scraped, empty, tub of Country Crock faux butter (margarine). Pit … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #130 – It’s a Small World

Lens-Artists Challenge #129 – Favorite Photos of 2020

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per TINA: "Our annual “Favorite Images of the Year ” challenge presents a different opportunity this time around." I culled 30+ photos from my photo library, went to my blog media library, and realized my favorite photos were already there. Duh. Not 30+ either. Click the single photo below to be … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #129 – Favorite Photos of 2020

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 6 and Final – Voices in Time

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 6 and Final – Voices in Time

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 5 – Voices in Time

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 5 – Voices in Time

Lens-Artists Challenge #128 – And Here Comes the Holiday Season…

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C: "This last LAPC challenge, of the strange year 2020, is all about your Holiday Season. So what will your holidays look like? What are your plans and/or memories? Will you create new traditions or will you just ”survive” this one, looking forward to a ”normalized” celebrating next year?" Our … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #128 – And Here Comes the Holiday Season…

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 4 – Voices in Time

[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 Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2020: EPIDEMIC – Pt. 4 – Voices in Time

Lens-Artists Challenge #127: Precious Moments

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy: "...as we are approaching the end of 2020, let us share some of the precious moments we have had, before or during the pandemic." Thus I shall harken back to Lens-Artists Challenge #61 – PRECIOUS Pets – A Dog’s Life. (Click the blue word PRECIOUS for a re-viewing.) In this very … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #127: Precious Moments