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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 Photo Challenge #171: Weird & Wonderful ~

How I love the critters and living organisms that fit this category! Though I don’t often visit dry desert places, when my younger sister lived in San Diego, my older sister and I visited her and she treated us to … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #160: Your Inspiration ~

This week Patti asks us to explore what inspires us personally. Of course, I could simply say Nature, however I made myself dig a little deeper. What in nature pulls that cord of imagination, what stirs me to delight? Light … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152 ~ Shades & Shadows ~

“Every picture has its shadows  And it has some source of light…”  Joni Mitchell Shadows add another dimension to the flat surface of photographs. I especially enjoy wavy shadows on water. Shadows also add a sense of drama… …and, as in … Continue reading

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~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small ~

For this weeks challenge I’ve selected the soothing, luxurious tones of purple and lavender. Although it is considered a rarely occurring color in nature, the photos in my archives that are of large swaths of color are in the purple … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light ~

Looking out from the western edge of the North American Continent with the Pacific Ocean on the horizon, the sky often is filled with fantastical clouds. Sunlight reflecting on them or rays of sun streaking through them create lovely suffusions … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 114: Negative Spaces ~

I love wide open spaces. In photography the absence of distractions makes the subject POP, sometimes creating a sense of calm and peace, and other times providing space for visual drama. Juvenile Western Gull (Larus Occidentals) scavenges the shoreline, Long … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 111 ~ Everyday Objects ~ Tools That Work ~

   I love tools, like this crock of kitchen utensils, at hand beside my stove-top. To be at ease, I want the tools on the kitchen counter to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, like the hand-made ceramic herb jars, and … Continue reading

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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 #72: Waiting ~

“…I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder…” “…and I am waiting for the American Eagle to really spread its wings and straighten up and fly right…” “…and I am waiting for forests and animals to reclaim the earth as theirs…” “…and I am waiting for … Continue reading

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