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

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…

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

Lens-Artists Challenge #126 – An Alphabet Challenge–Subjects That Begin with the Letter A.

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Patti sez: "What images can you find that feature a subject that begins with the letter A?" Aardvark? (Of which I have no pictures.) Azimuth? Difficult to represent. Architecture (have lots), animals (lots), Arapahoe National Forest, autumn (tons and tons of autumn, inundated and overloaded this time of year, no … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #126 – An Alphabet Challenge–Subjects That Begin with the Letter A.

Lens-Artists Challenge #125 – You Pick It!

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. Per Tina: "This week it’s all up to you – you get to choose your subject and to share whatever it is about it that you find interesting. Personally, I’ve chosen last week’s introduction to the concept of Wabi-Sabi, particularly as … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #125 – You Pick It!

Lens-Artists Challenge #124 – Now and Then

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][A click should open a photo. WP is being playful with picture sizes. I like 'em big, but sorry if they are HUGE. Try a REFRESH PAGE if you return and photos are too large.] It's said 'The Greeks had a word for it'. Little did they know. The Lens-Artists Challenge … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #124 – Now and Then

Lens-Artists Challenge #123 – Found in the Neighborhood

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][A right-click might open a photo in a new tab. Also, WP is being playful with picture sizes. I like 'em big, but sorry if they don't fit your 75-inch tv screen.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ann-Christine. Stilleben! Stilleben! Where did I leave my Stilleben! Apologies. It's … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #123 – Found in the Neighborhood

Lens-Artists Challenge #122 – The Sun will come out Tomorrow

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ana. As Ana notes, Annie (the musical) sings: "The sun’ll come out tomorrowBet your bottom dollarThat tomorrowThere’ll be sun!" Mention the sun to me, and my mind also starts singing: "Here comes the sun, doo-doo-doo-doo, here comes the sunAnd I say it's … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #122 – The Sun will come out Tomorrow

Lens-Artists Challenge #121 – Focus On The Subject

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti. She presents quite the scholarly tutorial. Hmm.Focus On The Subject.Filling The Frame.Crop The Shot. Lens-Artists Challenges with subtle nuances that nearly escape me. Given that I (we) were given one week's notice of the next L-A subject, I must confess I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #121 – Focus On The Subject

Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat! Part 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][Click on a photo to open the gallery.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. Says she: "We’d love for you to share something that was a treat for you..." My first post reminded Annegee of a plane ride she took, which reminded me of yet another plane ride I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat! Part 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat!

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][Click on a photo to open the gallery.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. Says she: "We’d love for you to share something that was a treat for you..." Flying is a treat for me. To soar with eagles, and look upon the great Earth from above. Two … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat!

Lens-Artists Challenge #119 – My Hideaway

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever][A right-click on a photo 'might' allow single image viewing in another tab.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Leya. Says she: "A Hideaway, is a place to which a person can retreat for safety, privacy, relaxation, to seek seclusion or refuge." This is my reading nook hideaway. It's … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #119 – My Hideaway

Lens-Artists Challenge #118 – Communication

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Biasini the Horse, sponsored by Anne Leueen. The topic is Communication. As this is primarily a photography challenge, we've all heard that 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. I will spare you, for the most part, my semi-literate written verbosity, and … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #118 – Communication

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116 – Symmetry

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] 'I think' I've allowed some photos to overrun the blog margin, intentionally, for a bigger photo display. Y'all have seen that marginalia forever anyway. Hopefully the photos are not distorted. Let me know. The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Patti. RE: Vertical … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116 – Symmetry

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration – AUTUMN

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. What a well-thought, well-written, well-photo'd post she has assembled this week. 'He or she who is not inspired by AUTUMN, is not paying attention.' --ME Click the photo below to be taken to a post with a gallery of photos:   … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration – AUTUMN

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. What a well-thought, well-written, well-photo'd post she has assembled this week. As I've said, mountains MOST inspire me, so I'm posting just a few of those photos. You can't argue with Mother Nature. Stop trying. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. What a well-thought, well-written, well-photo'd post she has assembled this week. Says she: "No doubt I had something specific in mind when I originally chose this week’s Inspiration theme. I found myself struggling however when … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115 – Inspiration

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114 – Negative Space

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on a photo to enlarge.] The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Amy. Says she: "Negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. This space is empty or unoccupied. Spencer Cox at Photography Life explains,”Photos with high amounts of negative space are: empty, subdued, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114 – Negative Space