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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #77: Best in Show 2019 ~

Birds are clearly the stars in my 2019 roundup of favorite photos. To me, these captures reveal the grace, beauty, power and stunning adaptability of our avian co-creatures. Brown Pelicans rest in the surf on their way north in early … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75 : Nostalgic ~

It is now three years that Creighton and I have owned our Condominium at The Breakers in Long Beach, Washington. We truly love our long stays here from mid September, thru mid June. The peninsula has a rich history, including … Continue reading

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~ Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Two of Anything ~

Two crows perched upon Clark’s Tree Sculpture, along the Discovery Trail, Long Beach, WA ~ USA Morning light on Long Beach, from early autumn through late spring is both defining and forgiving. Light diffused through fog sets the mood for … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome in the Moment ~

For this challenge, I’ve selected previously posted photos that are monochrome due to the light that was present when I snapped the picture.   Sundown at Long Beach, WA ~ USA Man and Kite, Long Beach, WA ~ USA October … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #65: Pick a Place ~

During my thirty year career, our go-to place for vacation was log cabin #1, at a small resort, Beach Haven, on the northwest shore of Orcas Island, WA After each school year of counseling, being in this quiet place with … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge # 64: Countryside and/or Small Towns ~ In Praise of Washington ~

I grew up on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Washington where our ‘end of the road’ neighborhood was surrounded by apple, cherry, peach and apricot orchards. From the fruited valleys, my family moved to a 40 acre farm near Pullman, Washington … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60: Framing the Shot ~

Windows offer a challenging way to frame shots. Sometimes the results are lovely, as in the photo below.  Pacific Ocean view, from a window in North Head Lighthouse, Ilwaco, WA Because many of my photos are taken in natural settings, … Continue reading

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