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 #195 – Colorful Expressions Pt. 2

ANNE leads. S'Easter. (It is Easter.) M'lady suggested we acquire these whilst we were consumering comestibles for the occasion. I thought they must spray the blooming' things somehow, though they don't get the centers colored. She surmised, from the colored water, that they must put the stems in various colored dyes, and said colors are … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #195 – Colorful Expressions Pt. 2

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #195 – Colorful Expressions

ANNE leads. "... the essence of my knowledge and appreciation of photography and painting. If it’s colorful I like it." --Me. Nothing says color like Vivid Mode on my old Nikon D5200. Rust is the main color of this Indian Summer, October 2013. EXIF Summary: 1/200s f/7.1 ISO100 26mm (35mm eq:26mm). Can you say VIVID? Why … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #195 – Colorful Expressions

LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #193 – They Say It’s Your Birthday… Pt. 2

JOHNBO leads. Let them eat cake. [[Photo notes: There is a photo gallery box immediately below. It is made using the WordPress/Automattic Embed Cloudup function. If the box is black, try some of the following: 1. Refresh your web page. 2. Right-click on the box to get a photo to open. 3. Left-click on the … Continue reading LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #193 – They Say It’s Your Birthday… Pt. 2