Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Window With a View

This week, Amy asks us to share our photos featuring windows with a view. She writes, “Share with us photos you’ve captured through windows.” You can read her entire challenge post here.

In this post, I am going to mostly focus on the views to the inward side of the window, just to add a little “twist” to the challenge. Obviously, in most cases, windows have both an inward and an outward view. Maybe the opening photo is looking outward at the world… or is it looking inward at a staged display? The large window contains a view of one of the many beautiful (and very large) dioramas featuring natural scenes from around the world. The window is in several sections and has a couple of different angles so in order for me to get the entire image in one photograph, I had to use the panorama feature in Lightroom to merge several images. That accounts for the extra distortion in the photo. My wife, Lynn, is included in part to help the viewer gauge the size of this diorama at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Special Spot Shots

White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Arizona.

For the first photo challenge of 2020, Ann-Christine asks us to share images of a special place. Gee, that’s hard! I’ve done a lot of traveling for Journeys with Johnbo and have come to find there are many special places around this United States, and though I have not been outside of the Western Hemisphere (yet), I know there are many special places waiting for me to visit in the coming new decade.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Photo Favorites of 2019

January 2, 2020.

For this week’s challenge, Patti Moed asks us to share our favorite photos of 2019. Coincidentally, I set aside a collection of photos that was to run in this week’s Travel Tuesday post. Gee, all I need to do is change the title and publication date, write a new introduction and conclusion and I’m done (except for what do I do now on Tuesday? >grin<) Patti’s post provides some basic guidelines, suggestions really, and she shares her favorites here. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – On Display (Holiday Edition)

Last week, Amy asked us to put our images on display using the theme ‘On Display.” You can view her challenge post here. As there is no photo challenge theme this week due to the holidays, I’ve elected to submit a holiday version of “On display” for my usual Thursday Photo Challenge post. For two years in a row, we visited the Phoenix Zoo where every year they feature Zoolights, a holiday display that shines at night and draws big crowds. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – On Display

Denver, Colorado.

This week, Amy asks us to share our images and thoughts on a challenge she calls, “On Display”. You can read her entire challenge post here. Being unable to drive by a museum without stopping, I have many, probably hundreds, images of museum displays that I can share for this challenge. However, I have a single collection of favorites that came from the Denver Nature and Science Museum. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Nostalgic

This week Tina Schell asks us to wax nostalgic with our cameras. I will share some of my favorite train images, several of them newly recreated in black-and-white to add another dimension to the nostalgia. To see Tina’s images that focus on the family farm, look here. While I can go on and on about the nostalgia evoked with classic cars, another of my favorite subjects, I decided to share images of railroad related memorabilia. For example, in the opening image, steam engine 353 serves passengers on a closed course at the Rollag (MN) Steam Threshers Reunion every labor day weekend. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Abstract

This week, Patti Moed takes a look at expressing the abstract in photography. She writes, “…we invite you to break the rules and go beyond the traditional realistic image of an object, scene, or element.” You can check out her examples here. A few weeks ago in a Facebook photo group, I completed a similar challenge preparing some images using photo manipulation to give the images an abstract impressionistic look. Continue reading