Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Shadows

This week, Tina Schell challenges us to think about shadows as a subject for our photos. She shares several examples where the shadow of an object surely is the subject of the image. The subjects she chose to share are great examples that stand alone as a focal point. You can view those images here. Looking through my own gallery of images, I could see that I had zero examples where I focused upon the shadow of an object as the subject of my photo. As a result, in my usual fashion, I’m going to twist the challenge to fit my library. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Unexpected

Waddell, Arizona.

Yes, that’s a field of roses… almost as far as the eye can see… In Arizona… In the Sonoran Desert. Who’da thunk?!? This week, Ann-Christine asks us to show the unexpected. What’s more unexpected than a field of roses in a desert? OK, maybe a lot of things. She writes in part, “Did something totally unexpected happen today? Did you meet someone unexpected at the grocery store, or did you find something in an unexpected place …or, maybe You are up to something unexpected?” You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Cityscapes

For this week’s photo challenge, Patti Moed asks us to share images of cityscapes. She writes, “For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #29, share a cityscape of one city or several cities with populations in the thousands or millions.” You can read her entire challenge post here. As it happens, one of my favorite black-and-white images features Honolulu from the upper decks of a cruise ship in the harbor. I chose that as my opening image. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Curves

Scottsdale, Arizona.

This week, Tina Schell challenges us to “…pay some attention to curves  – in nature, in architecture, on our roads and in our lives … just about everywhere if you think about it.” You can read her entire challenge post here. It’s an opportune topic for me, with Barrett-Jackson’s Auto Auction in full swing this week in Scottsdale to capture some more curves, those curves of the classic automobile like this 1934 Duesenberg in the opening image. From the curvature of the green exhaust manifold to the long sweeping curve that runs from the front fender, along the running board to the rear fender, this classic car uses curves to accent it’s classic architecture. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – My Travels

This week for the photo challenge, Amy asks us to share something about our travels and featured a collection of photos from a trip she made to Peru. You can read her entire challenge post here. Regular readers know that Tuesday of each week I share photo story about a different place or event I’ve visited, the well-known as well as the not-so-well known places are included, but I really enjoy sharing the lesser known places. In response to the challenge, I will share with you just a few selected images from some of those lesser known events and places in the United States. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Photographic Review of 2018

For the last photo challenge of 2018, Anne-Christine asks us to recap 2018 in photographs. You can view her challenge post here. As it turned out, our travels for the summer were cut back some due to health issues, but that didn’t stop us from visiting several new places (to us). The opening image is from a collection of images documenting our first visit (noted here) to the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of a week we spent in North Carolina in October… but I am getting ahead of myself. Continue reading