Category Archives: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

~ Lens Artists Photo Challenge #157 ~ Getting Away ~

Always, my favorite places to get away involve wilderness, nature, water, and the sense of tranquility I feel when I am away from cities, traffic and jostling crowds. Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾 https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2021/07/17/lens-artists-photo-challenge-157-getting-away/

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 156: Black and White ~

Fort Columbia State Park is one of the most intact historic coastal defense sites in the US. Constructed between 1896 and 1903, renovated during WWII and decommissioned in 1947, it is now a day-use park on Chinook Point in Washington … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #155: On The Water ~

What wonderful serendipity that the challenge from Journeys with Jonbo, fits with the activities I have been involved in this week. Every summer I join my sister Diana, and brother-in-law Les, to fish the lakes at the summit of Willamette … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #154: One Photo Two Ways ~

I never grow tired of the beautiful wash of light and color in sunsets. At my home in Vancouver, the sun lowers through mature Douglas firs in my backyard and then disappears behind my neighbor’s home. At the beach, I … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152 ~ Shades & Shadows ~

“Every picture has its shadows  And it has some source of light…”  Joni Mitchell Shadows add another dimension to the flat surface of photographs. I especially enjoy wavy shadows on water. Shadows also add a sense of drama… …and, as in … Continue reading

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~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small ~

For this weeks challenge I’ve selected the soothing, luxurious tones of purple and lavender. Although it is considered a rarely occurring color in nature, the photos in my archives that are of large swaths of color are in the purple … Continue reading

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

Those who regularly visit my blog know I’m a child of the wild. Though in my youth I may have been a wild child – these days I’m a happy old lady who feels blessed to live at the edge … Continue reading

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

Wrap yourself in the stillness of blue ~ settle into its soft calm ~ drift along with its infinite possibilities ~ to that place of peace within. Step lightly into the freshness of green ~ feel the gentle touch of … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148: Spots and Dots ~

What a fun challenge Leya has presented for us this week! I am currently in Long Beach, WA – one of my favorite “spots” to enjoy nature. Watching this beautiful mature Black-bellied Plover stride across the sands was a thrill … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147: Gardens ~

Amy invites us to walk through gardens this week. Though I have enjoyed other public gardens, the one I love most is the one I have created over the thirty plus years I’ve lived at my home in Vancouver, WA. … Continue reading

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