Category Archives: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

~ Lens-Artists Challenge #181: Double Dipping ~

The Long Beach Peninsula, has received eleven inches (28 cm) of rain so far in January 2022, which prompted me to stretch this week’s ‘Double Dipping’ theme to include a side by side photo comparison showing what our marshes at … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #180: Favorite Images of 2021 ~

This past year was one of many ups and downs. We learned to ‘pivot’ and ‘pirouette’ as the winds of change and chance tossed us one challenge after another. This week, Tina invites us to select favorite photos we’ve taken … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge # 179: Serene ~

I am most serene when near a body of water. Something about the ebb and flow pulls the anxiety out of my bones, leaving me feeling much more tranquil. Blue is the color of serene to my eyes. A bit … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #178: You Choose ~

Our wonderful beagle, Jello, was born on the Winter Solstice eleven years ago. She came to live with us when she was four. The young man who gave her to us had her papers from Maryland, so we know her … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #177 – Celebrating ~

Being a word-nerd, I couldn’t help but look up the synonyms for celebrate. Oh, my! What a wonderful mix of options celebrate offers. Here are a few with photos from my archives. To have fun and raise a glass of … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #176 ~ One Image – One Story ~

What bird is this, and what is it doing? Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus “Charadrius ~ Late Latin: ‘a yellowish bird’vociferus ~ vocal, strident, vehement…” Evasion dancein full-furtive flarea plaintive callsounds acrossmown fields and meadow; “follow meover hereaway from my fledglingssee … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #175: “Follow Your Bliss” ~

What does it mean to “follow your bliss”? We all make choices in our approach to life and art – to follow your bliss is to pursue that which provides you happiness and joy. It is quite likely you have … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #174: Shapes and Designs ~

Nature offers us many interesting shapes and designs. Sometimes I’ll take a picture of a scene, like the field of dandelions and sky filled with light puffy clouds below, simply because the repeated pattern delights me! Bubbles on the beach, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge # 173: Interesting Architecture ~

In July, 1994 my husband and I flew to France where we were treated to a three-week excursion with his cousin, Catherine, her husband Jean François, and their daughter Adeline. That was 27 years ago, and my camera was a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #172: A Day in My Life – Gone Fishing! ~

Trout fishing from boats on beautiful wild northwest lakes is a team sport in my family. We all have a stake in the outcome, so we work together to find where fish are biting, lure them to bite our hook, … Continue reading

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