Category Archives: Art

~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Which is the original? ~ Which do you like better? ~

Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate onward. Mask-up and stay safe.šŸ¾ https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2021/02/06/lens-artists-challenge-134-from-forgettable-to-favorite/

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 133: My Photography Journey ~

Growing up I was influenced by my Grandfather Twitchell, who absolutely loved Polaroid cameras (immediate gratification!), and my Dad, who studied lenses and used light meters to take photos when he was hunting on horseback in the Cascade and Blue … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ My Crystal Ball ~

Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate onward. Mask-up and stay safe.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #126: Subjects that Begin with the Letter A ~ Angel ~

Are angels real or imaginary? They certainly exist in many religious teachings, and are a recurring symbol in the Christmas story. “Angels are very important, because they provide people with an articulation of the conviction that God is intimately involved … Continue reading

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~ Report from the Edge of a Continent ~ Blue Moon at Sunrise ~

blue-moon sets at sunrise all saints lower to skyline dip under ocean all souls rise once more into a brilliant new day Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 110 ~ Creativity in the time of Covid ~ Water Colors ~

lake water always moving transparent liquid wind riffles sunshine clouds water colors ~~~~~ Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾ ~~~~~ All photos taken with my iPhone 7, while in my sister and brother-in-law’s boat fishing at Odell Lake, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99: Old and New ~

The challenge from Amy this week is to show both old and new in our photography. A hand-forged metal wagon wheel leans against a contemporary building. Circa 1850, Chinese water bucket hosts a living plant. A hand carved Carousel goat … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes ~

When I retired, eight years ago, my colleagues would ask me, “What are you going to do with your time?” My standard answer was that I planned to focus my energy on the creative passions I’d tucked in around the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #87: Reflections ~

Unique Perspectives with Glass Upper left clockwise: Self-portrait in a window ofĀ Cabin #1, with a dreamy Orcas Island sunset behind me. Exuberant blossoms are reflected on the sliding-glass door at our condo. Shadows from the deck railing create another texture. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract ~

  What a treat! Nature is filled with patterns that echo Abstract Art. Shots I’ve taken, like the one below have languished in my archives. Here’s my chance to feature some images that just don’t fit anywhere else! On a … Continue reading

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