Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Delicious

Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.

Last Sunday we finally arrived home from a 14 day journey from Los Angeles that took us through the Panama Canal to Miami with plenty of stops in between. Those who have experienced time on a cruise ship know that the great food is one of the major attractions of this popular vacation mode. How fitting that it matches this week’s photo challenge. Patti Moed put together this week’s challenge where she shares some of her favorite “foodie pics”. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Weathered

Navajo Nation.

This post is quite tardy, and I apologize to those who commented on previous posts to whom I owe a reply. I do have an excuse for my lack of participation in my normal operations. As it is being written, we are sailing on the Norwegian Star somewhere between Acapulco, Mexico and Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. The Internet access is available, but it is expensive on the ship. Besides I am “on vacation”, gathering material for future posts, visiting with family who are also traveling with us, and generally staying disconnected. For Photo Challenge #38, Ann-Christine asks us to share something weathered. She shares some of her selections here. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – History

Mandan, North Dakota.

This week’s photo challenge asks us to consider sharing something historic. Patti Moed writes, “History can be personal or public. It can last for a moment, a decade, or a century. It is local, national, or international. It can be a monument, a relic, a person, a place, or a memento.” Her challenge is punctuated by a gallery of images from around the world that focus on historic places, people, and times. You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Around the Neighborhood

Norwegian Pearl.

This week Tina Schell chose Around the Neighborhood as the theme for this week’s challenge. She writes, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we all felt as FDR suggested, that the whole world is one neighborhood? Unfortunately, I’m afraid we’re not quite there yet. This week though, let’s take a step forward and celebrate the neighborhood – your own, that of a friend or loved one, or simply a place you’ve visited that had a sense of community and made you feel welcome.”  You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Architecture

Scottsdale, Arizona.

This week, Amy suggests we focus on architecture and features an incredible gallery of images from Machu Picchu. You can read her challenge post here. That ancient area was abandoned sometime in the 16th century. I appreciate beautiful examples of architecture, especially in the construction and design of older churches in our country. But this post is about a 20th century architectural phenom and his world famous school of architecture. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Close-up

This week, Ann-Christine asks us to focus our lenses close-up and personal. She writes, “Taking images close-up is a fun way to rethink items we see every day, or explore something you think you know well, like your backyard.” You can read her entire challenge post here. Well, my selections aren’t from my back yard. I like to take photos of flowers but my green thumb is lacking. I usually end up in a botanical garden to photograph those flowers and other small objects. For this challenge, I looked in my gallery for images of blossoms captured up close and threw in a couple of garden guests for good measure. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Nature

This week, Patti Moed invites us to “showcase Nature–including plants, animals, landscapes–and other features of the physical world…” I had lots of examples to choose from since picking up my photography hobby again in 2012. To read Patti’s entire challenge post and judge for yourself how well I met the topic as posed, you can read her entire post here. Continue reading