Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Rusha "…share your favorite getaways with us... ”. Several days ago I returned from a trip to COSTA RICA! (Queue the music: "I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane", or better yet, "Stranded In The Jungle".) Despite taking 1,003 photos with my ZS200, plus some phone photos, I will try to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #157 – Getting Away

Lens-Artists Challenge #156 – Black and White

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per ANGEE "…I also love black and white... ”. Many of our neighborhood junipers are unusually green this year: "The ability to see in color is not specific to humans, but many animals can only see in black and white. Colored vision is possible because of the presence of cone photoreceptors … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #156 – Black and White

Lens-Artists Challenge #155 – On The Water

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Guest host this week is Johnbo.  I will be traveling for a time. TRAVELING! "...Traveling, traveling, travelingLooking for something, what can it be..." --All I Want by Joni Mitchell Thus I apologize in advance if I am tardy or remiss in acknowledging your presences or contributions. When it comes to water, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #155 – On The Water

Lens-Artists Challenge #154 – One Photo Two Ways

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Ever a stickler for details, here is one photo two ways: Consider, if you will, an alternate reality, a parallel universe, a science fiction theme perhaps, where the main character, for whatever reason, or perhaps no reason at all, sees the world upside down, always swimming on a sea of … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #154 – One Photo Two Ways

Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a Wonderful World Part Two

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per AMY 'This week, our photo challenge is “It’s a wonderful world”. I couldn't agree more. Flowers are blooming like gangbusters this spring. (That means a LOT). We've also had some GORGEOUS skies the last couple of days, so here is a bit more 'WONDERFUL'. "I'll light the fire while you … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a Wonderful World Part Two

Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a wonderful world

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per AMY 'This week, our photo challenge is “It’s a wonderful world”. Louis Armstrong ‘s What A Wonderful World came to my mind': "I see trees of greenRed roses tooI see them bloomFor me and you…" "I see skies of blueAnd clouds of whiteThe bright blessed dayThe dark sacred night…" "The … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #153 – It’s a wonderful world

Lens-Artists Challenge #151 – From Large to Small

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti ...Pick a color and take several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring). Summer geraniums on our patio seem to … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #151 – From Large to Small

Lens-Artists Challenge #150 – Let’s Get Wild!

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Ramblin' "I’m talking about Mother Nature untouched and untrammelled,  allowed to get on with her work without human help or hindrance." YEAH! What SHE said! What about WILD blue yonder?! "Off we go into the wild blue yonder,Climbing high into the sun;"---"The U.S. Air Force" is the official song of … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #150 – Let’s Get Wild!

Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green – Pt 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina "This week we are returning to the color wheel and its cooler members, which include blue (primary) green (secondary) and blue-green or blue-violet aka purple (tertiary)." One might think Hawaii is only blue and green, with everything else an accent color. I hope you will pardon the plethora. Click … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green – Pt 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina "This week we are returning to the color wheel and its cooler members, which include blue (primary) green (secondary) and blue-green or blue-violet aka purple (tertiary)." Yes, what she said. Such as lilacs, which in my less-than-tropical clime, are just now blooming in front of my condo-minimum. My musical … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green

Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C "Because even if they are small…they can make a big difference." "We all have spots, weak spots, blind spots etc." "...favourite spots..." Water spots! Yeahhh, that's the ticket! Water spots count, don't they? I like splashing water captured in mid-air. Here are a recent few from our nearby park, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per A-C "Because even if they are small…they can make a big difference." "We all have spots, weak spots, blind spots etc." "...favourite spots..." I am at a loss for words, clever repartee, subtle variations on the theme. I'm as gobsmacked as you may be. I have a few dots: "Oh … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

Lens-Artists Challenge #147 – Gardens Pt. 2

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy "We are looking forward to seeing photos of the gardens you have visited, your own garden, or your experience of gardening." One can never get enough of the Keukenhof. More 2015: From Biking in The Netherlands – 07 – Haarlem to Leiden Stay safe, be well, be kind to one … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #147 – Gardens Pt. 2

Lens-Artists Challenge #147 –Gardens

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Amy "We are looking forward to seeing photos of the gardens you have visited, your own garden, or your experience of gardening." This first batch is old photos, old/early digital, old photographer. Apologies. A garden of stone, a.k.a. Stonehenge, when you could still get close to it. April, 1999: Another … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #147 –Gardens

Lens-Artists Challenge #146 – Focusing on the Details – 2 – More Woof

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Bark, that is. Per Patti "But often, the details do a better job of “telling the story.”" On a walk today, nothing says WOOF (bark) like cottonwood: Spring is finally springing in Denver. The Highline Canal even has some water in it: Stay safe, be well, be kind to one another.

Lens-Artists Challenge #146 – Focusing on the Details

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Patti "But often, the details do a better job of “telling the story.”" I'm guessing we will see a lot of closeups for this theme. Tree bark (woof) is always a favorite of mine. Weathered skin, not unlike my own. How did I ever come to inhabit this body?! Aliens, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #146 – Focusing on the Details

Lens-Artists Challenge #145 – Getting To Know You

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Scilla "My invitation to you is to present a “Getting To Know You” post showing your relationship with a subject you’ve photographed. The subject could be a Person, a Place, a Culture, an Object…anything that has captured your attention, won your affection and taught you a thing or two." Hmm. So many … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #145 – Getting To Know You