Tag Archives: Lens-Artists

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #194: Bokeh ~

For this week’s challenge, Sophie invites us to use the out of focus areas in our photos as the primary reason for selecting the shot. The first two and fourth photos in this series were taken at Long Beach, WA. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #193 ~ They Say It’s Your Birthday! ~

Today marks 8 weeks since Max and Daisy arrived at our home, so it’s time for our two month anniversary update! Both beagles are adapting to the rhythms and patterns of our daily life. They get a walk or a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #192: Earth Story ~

This week, Amy invites us to share stories of the natural world on Earth through photos. I begin with a close up shot of a Bovista mushroom, about the size of my fist – 3″ (8 cm), as it emerged … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191: Curves ~

So many gorgeous curves in my archives, and everywhere I look in the gardens. Thank you Anne Christine for an opportunity to show a few. Pacific Ocean storm swells wheel steadily toward the bulging berm in the shot above, taken … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 190: Closer and Closer ~

A seagull, is a seagull is a seagull is a shorebird. Often raucous and bothersome to people, they are a welcome friend in flocks of other shorebirds, and are native gleaner-cleaners along the surf of the Long Beach Peninsula. Determined … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #189: Odds and Ends ~

Yippee! Tina offers us a chance to look through the archives at all those snaps taken along the way, that never quite made the cut for a post, and now have a chance to be seen. How many mossy stumps … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #188: A Special Place ~

Over the years I have featured many of my favorite places, almost always in nature and close to a body of water. For this challenge from Karina of Murtaghs Meadow, I thought I would get interior and feature the inside … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 187: Water ~

From way up here the earth looks very small,It’s just a little ball of rock and sea and sand,No bigger than my hand. From way up here the earth looks very small,They shouldn’t fight at allDown there upon that little … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #186: Low Light ~

Fog is one of my favorite special effects with photography. Just about any time of year, fog and mist are common along the Long Beach Peninsula. I featured the first photo below for a Wordless Wednesday post last month. It … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #185: Change ~

With the loss of our dear beagle Jello, came an emptiness which from experience, we know can only be filled by inviting another beagle into our home and hearts. Jello was the fifth beagle to be part of our family … Continue reading

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