Category Archives: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104: Summer ~

  Hydrangea blossoms      shades of blue velvet richness mood indigo ~ From rich vibrant tones to soft pastel hues, Hydrangea are one of my favorite summer show-stoppers! Birds, are everywhere in my summer gardens. They keep the grounds … Continue reading

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~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise ~

  Sometimes I take a photo, like the one below, of a subject (Bufflehead duck) and I’m disappointed when the featured subject is unclear. Then, when I look at the same photograph as a composition, I am pleasantly surprised! ~~~ … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 102: A Quiet Moment ~

Quiet moments for me happen when what I see is in harmony with itself and fills me with a sense of internal peace. Being a true introvert, I relax when I have the opportunity to quiet my brain and focus … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101: One Single Flower ~

Our host this week, Cee Nuner, is a master photographer with flowers one of her specialties. As a lover of gardens and flowers this challenge took me into my archives as there are few blossoms in my soggy gardens right … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #100: The Long and Winding Road ~

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Martin Luther King Jr. While at the University of Washington in 1970, my husband and I joined the student protest that closed I-5, on May 5. Along … 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 #98: Delicate Colors ~

When the ocean roils with waves and wind, it leaves traces on the shore in a symphony of foam. The etherial hues of sea foam are a delight to behold. Light suffused through mist and spray creates a lovely blue … 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 #96: Cropping The Shot ~

Lovely as it is, especially on Mother’s Day, yet with a bit of cropping it’s even better. Shortening the foreground brings the focus to mama Mallard and chicks. Reducing left and right borders brings the hen’s eye in line with … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #95: All Wet, or Almost! ~

Stormy weather Rainclouds tumbling in from the Pacific Ocean announce with a rainbow that I’m about to get wet!  Shorebirds sometimes appear to be oblivious to the wave action around them, however I’ve never witnessed a bird being overpowered by … Continue reading

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