Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #182: Interesting Objects

This week, I'll be starting at home, to capture some interesting objects around me.  The first one is an empty bottle.  Now, the bottle itself is unremarkable, a simple screw-top container.  It's the labels on the bottle, which describe the contents, that make it interesting.  A few years ago, a coworker of my husband came …

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The Washington State Straitjacket tightened on January 1.

Many new laws took effect in Washington State on January 1. All of them restrict the liberty of individuals and businesses in our state.  The first Income Tax (unconstitutional) will take effect, in the form of a “capital gains tax” on gains over $250,000.  The new law is in litigation now, but the state will …

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Christmas in Dementia-Joe Biden’s America

The occupant of the White House made a speech recently, predicting a "winter of illness and death" for the Americans not vaccinated against the CCP Virus.  How very uplifting. Biden can't remember what he promised on Covid testing.  It's a wonder he can remember his own name anymore. Washington hospitals are worried about capacity ahead …

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CFFC-Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Reflections and Shadows

So, what motivated my friend Cee to choose reflections and shadows for this week's fun challenge?  I see, she fell right into my hands...  Reflections and shadows are some of my very favorite photographic subjects! Bodies of water are excellent for reflections, aren't they?  Especially if the water is flat, mirror-like.  The waters of Silver …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #171-Weird and Wonderful

Lately, a lot of weird and wonderful things keep popping out around me.  When Hubby and I walked over to Costco, six blocks away, a few weeks ago to get a hot dog for lunch, I spotted a large fungus growing in the beauty-bark by the sidewalk.  I have no idea what it really is, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art

When my Hubby told me he wanted to drive up to the town of North Bend (Washington), in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, I jumped at the chance.  He had told me about an event going on that involved various blues bands playing at assorted cafes in town-you would buy one ticket for the …

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Maybe some Americans aren’t the Sheep we think they are-fighting vaccination mandates Updated October 11

Everyone should be aware of the two huge issues in the news lately.  One is the cascade of "worker shortages" everywhere, from local bars and restaurants to big airlines, delivery services, and trucking lines.  Everyone is having trouble hiring enough workers, now that things are opening up everywhere after government closures of businesses due to …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169: The Ordinary

I learned a long time ago to pay attention to even the ordinary objects around me, which can become extraordinary if you photograph them the right way.  Even a russet potato looks interesting, with the brightly-colored background. When Hubby and I were in Michigan last month, we had meals in a big dining-room, with many …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #165: Going Wide (with pride)

I love taking photos of landscapes, since I normally notice the wide view.  I don't have a wide-angle lens for my normal point-and-shoot camera, nor my iPhone, which I have been using for most photography for the past two years.  I used to pooh-pooh all the people who are constantly using their phones to capture …

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