Category Archives: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #206: Treasures ~

All week I have been contemplating the subject of our photo challenge – treasure – asking myself, “what do I treasure and why?” As I thought about it while sitting under a bower of vine maple leaves, surrounded by old … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #205: The Eyes Have it ~

Tina leads this weeks challenge asking us to present photographs of eyes. Getting good eye shots of birds has been one of my personal missions, and I have many. Here are two favorites. The Killdeer above was present in the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204: Doors/Doorways ~

Doors are portals into and out of contained spaces – usually. Some of my favorite doorways are simply arches that frame a subject or view, as in the following two photos. I have featured the Albany, Oregon Carousel Museum in … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #203: Local Vistas ~

Though I have lived in Vancouver, WA forty-five years, the place I have been exploring with my camera is around the Long Beach Peninsula, WA. We have owned a condominium in Long Beach for five years and spend a good … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #202: Minimalism/Maximalism ~

Our host this week, Sophie Alves of photographia asks us to consider the subject of Minimalism/Maximalism and suggests we could think of it as Simplicity/Complexity or Sparce/Full. I admit that I love some of the understated/toned down/spare images I have … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #201: Three of a Kind ~

As I was thinking about what photos to present in this challenge, I realized that for my Wordless Wednesday posts there are usually three photos focusing on one theme to tell a story wordlessly. All of my snaps this week … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #200: Every Little Thing ~

Many little things have added up to cause me to be late with this post. Still, I am happy to share a few of the little things that brought a smile to my face and prompted me to take a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #199: Mechanical/Industrial ~

Cranberries have been farmed on and around the Long Beach Peninsula since the late 1800’s. At first growers would pick the cranberries by hand, which is okay for a family and community harvest, however unsustainable for future a commercial ventures. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light & Shadow ~

This week, Patti invites us to explore the interplay of light and shadow – a favorite subject of mine! In this post are some old favorites plus a couple new ones that I love. The rising sun highlights golden dune … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #197: The Rule of Thirds ~

Although I have known about the rule of thirds most of my adult life, I admit that when I take a photograph I’m usually “in the moment” and do not stop to determine if I have the image as I … Continue reading

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