Category Archives: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #233: A One Lens Walk

On Friday, January 13, 2023 we arrived at our condo in Long Beach, WA. The next morning, while walking my beagles to the beach, I stepped backward off the edge of the trail and lost my footing. My right knee … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #231: Favorite Images of 2022 ~

John Steiner takes the lead this week to start the 2023 Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenges with an invitation to share our “favorite images captured in 2022.” Thank you John for adding your talents to the Lens-Artists team! I’ll start with … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #230 – Last Chance ~

As I look through the photos I’ve taken in 2022, I realize there aren’t as many as in years past. Blame it on the dogs! They didn’t eat my homework, however they have kept my hands pretty busy when we’re … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #229: Perfect Patterns ~

Here’s to Anne-Christine for inviting us to select photos of “perfect” patterns, with the understanding that perfect is always in the eye of the beholder! Here are some patterns in nature that I enjoy. I’ll start with another in my … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #228: Diagonals ~

A hearty thank you to Patti, who leads the challenge this week asking us to “explore diagonals as a way to add visual interest and depth to our photos, as well as a sense of action.” For this challenge I … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 226: Textures ~

No matter the season of year, in our usually damp Pacific Northwest region, moss of many varieties thrives. I have always loved the feel of moss under my fingers and under my feet. It adds a soft quietness to many … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home ~

At our home on the Long Beach Peninsula, Washington State USA, the birds are my main attraction. Though there are many other wild creatures, I rarely see them close enough to photograph unless they are no longer living. Seals and … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #224: Exposure ~

Sophia takes us back to the basic elements of photography with this week’s challenge exploring the difference underexposure and overexposure make in our finished photographs. In the cloudy Pacific Northwest, quite often I find my shots are dark and moody, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #223: Flights of Fancy ~

When I was a young girl, I would sometimes sleep outside on warm summer nights. Living on the outskirts of a small city, I could see the vast array of stars and planets, and recognize a few of the constellations. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #222: Mountains are Calling ~

Wouldn’t you know, all my photos of Mount Constitution on Orcas Island, are not on this computer! Ah well, save those old ones for another time. Here are three shots from my archives that showcase some of the lovely mountains … Continue reading

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