Category Archives: Art

~ 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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~ Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue ~

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue.” Ā Raoul Dufy “I never get tired of the blue sky.” Ā Vincent Van Gogh Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty and confidence. “Let the blue … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Candid ~

Looking back through previously posted photos, I was surprised how many candid photos there were, but I decided to delve into recent shots that I haven’t yet featured. I had such fun spotlighting the Albany Carousel last week, it was … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo challenge #66: Fill the Frame ~

Recently I visited the Albany Carousel and was charmed beyond words. The first three shots are examples of filling the frame with the subject. The third photo also is an example of how ‘the whole’ can sometimes be overwhelming! In … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #40: Something Different ~

This week Tina challenges us to show something “out of the norm…something we wouldnā€™t normally expect from you.” Since most of my posts feature nature, this time my subject is man-made metal objects. Before Creighton and I bought the condo … Continue reading

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~ Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Murals ~

Throughout the Long Beach peninsula, there are buildings with murals depicting life as it was in the early 1900’s. Here are a few I was able take pictures of on a rainy afternoon this week! Ceeā€™s Black & White Photo … Continue reading

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