Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152: Shade and Shadow

Shadows are cast by people and things, by the Sun.  You often see a person's shadow before you see the person.  It's really hard to sneak up on someone in the bright sunshine!  How often have you seen something you want to photograph, and there's no place to stand where you do not cast a …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148: Spots and Dots

Hmmmmm... I said to myself.  This one will be difficult (imagine the Sorting Hat talking to Harry Potter).  What is a spot?  A place (garden spot, a picnic spot); a stain on your clothes or your hand (Out, out, Damned Spot! said Lady MacBeth); or just something roundish.  And, what is a dot?  A period …

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A big dose of Freedom (and whiskey): Nashville Ricochet Meetup

Last Wednesday, April 28, was our big Ricochet Meetup day, and it started in the morning when Phil Turmel and his wife Patricia picked us up at our hotel for the drive to Lynchburg and a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery.  Stad and Neutral Observer were already in the big Suburban, so Ray and …

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Signs of Spring in the Pacific Northwest

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have a varied terrain, ranging from the high Cascade Mountains splitting the state North to South; and lowlands in the West, going down to the Pacific Ocean.  Today, there are signs of Spring from both places. First, The North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) runs from the small city of …

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She’s a snow picture-taking fool!

I can't help it.  When we are snowed-in, I just have to get out the camera and phone and take pictures.  Yes, I'm betting that you're all getting tired of seeing pictures of my snowy backyard, but there's more snow today, and it's still snowing.  So, here are a bunch more pictures from this morning, …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #131-Emotions

My photography doesn't often include people.  I do mostly landscapes and nature.  This post will consist of photos from one day, yesterday, and one destination.  My husband and I went out shopping for a handgun for me, to be kept mostly at home for self-defense.  I am a 71-year-old woman, and there are just the …

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Washington State’s Marine Highway

Better known around here as the Washington State Ferry System, which connects the Puget Sound mainland cities of Seattle, Edmonds, Tacoma, and Mukilteo with the numerous islands in the Sound, and the Kitsap Peninsula, and even Canada.  Thousands of island residents commute via ferry daily, either walking on or driving their cars.  And every year …

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