~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #182: Interesting Objects ~


All of the subjects I selected for this week’s photo challenge were photographed on the Long Beach Peninsula. Below is a Fresnel Lens used for decades in two lighthouses to warn sailors near Cape Dissapointment. I love how light reflects and fractures along the bevels of the glass.

This first order Fresnel lens that lighted both Cape Disappointment and North Head lighthouses for decades, is now a featured attraction at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Ilwaco, WA.

Walking the beach one day I came upon this mostly intact Bald Eagle eggshell. What a find!

Folks on the Long Beach Peninsula have a hearty sense of humor. At Christmastime they decorate this crab-trap Christmas tree structure with holiday lights and have an evening celebration to welcome the season.

When I was a kid, individual amusement rides like the one below were in front of most of the big grocery stores. Just put your nickle in the slot and gallop off into the sunset!

Hi Ho Silver – Away!

As the Omicron variant of Covid 19 reaches a peak, please continue to be kind and stay safe.🐾

Thanks to Patti for hosting this week’s interesting challenge!

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10 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #182: Interesting Objects ~

  1. pattimoed says:

    I love the Fresnel lens and the rocking horse. Both bring back memories of another time and place! There’s a carousel museum in Connecticut that I’d love to visit. The sculpture work on the oldest carousels was amazing. The bald eagle egg is quite a find! And the crab trap is a classic. I saw a lobster trap tree in Maine a few weeks ago, but it wasn’t nearly as high! I’ll be thinking of you and Jello this week. Take care.

  2. Leya says:

    The egg! Wonderful, Lindy!

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Very fun choices this week Lindy. The light is amazing as is the eagle egg. Wonder if it hatched? Someone said mother eagles bury eggs that are unsuccessful, do you know? The little horse brought back fond memories. I remember loving them as a kid but my poor mother had 5 of us so it was quite a commitment to let each of us have one ride LOL. Loved the trap tree too, what a great idea! Excellent post this week, I really enjoyed all of your “finds”

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Tina. It didn’t look like a bird had emerged. There is a small opening on the other side. I’ll need to do some research on whether they bury unsuccessful eggs. Glad you enjoyed my crazy finds!

  4. Some familiar interesting objects, some new things to learn.

  5. Hammad Rais says:

    The crab-trap Christmas tree and tail-gate are certainly interesting 🙂

  6. Wind Kisses says:

    Absolutely love the memories the hors generates. Great selection, Lindy.

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