Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #123: Found in the Neighborhood, AND Post #800 on Calling-all-Rushbabes!

I wondered what to do for Milestone Post Number 800 on my blog, and shortly thereafter was presented with the perfect answer!  Now, my readers know that I live in the Pacific Northwest, Everett, Washington to be exact.  Our immediate neighborhood is nothing unusual-just a pretty normal subdivision.  However, our yard is not like the …

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Lens Artists Photo challenge #122: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

I have always been an individual optimist.  When I was is psychology graduate school, I read in one of my textbooks a phrase which has carried me through many trials and tribulations in life.  A famous psychologist said: When things look bad, and getting worse, "The world will not come to an end if..." should …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #121-Focus on the Subject

It turns out that one of my favorite Subjects for picture-taking is my black cat, Kikyo. She follows me everywhere around the house, so I can take her picture in all sorts of situations. However, isn't it true that it is very tricky to photograph a black cat (see what I did there? Happy Halloween!)? …

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Lens-artists Challenge #120-What a treat!

I'm not a professional photographer, and I've never been to exotic foreign lands.  But I am an amateur bird-watcher, starting in my own backyard.  I am often to be found in our kitchen, peering out the sliding glass door, watching to see who shows up at our two bird-feeders (one seed feeder and a suet-feeder). …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #118: Communication

Today's Photo Challenge might be a downer, compared to the other posts that I have been reading.  My apologies, but the examples of communication below are what I have been noticing around me since about February of this year.  The Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected pretty much everyone in the world.  Countries, especially in …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #117: A Photo Walk on Dungeness Spit

In May of 2019, I took a little driving vacation by myself, to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  One day, I went to one of my very favorite places in the world, the Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge.  I have been there dozens of times, and every time I see something new.  The path …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #116: Symmetry. It’s hard-wired.

In my graduate studies in Psychology, one unit we studied was "interpersonal attractiveness". The professors at my university had done numerous studies of what makes a person attractive.  They asked thousands of study subjects to rate photographs of various people, male and female, young and old.  There are many dimensions to attractiveness, and different people …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #115 Inspiration

I am always inspired by the monumental, and not-so-monumental, works of human ingenuity.  Whenever I see a bridge, or a mountain road, or a tall building, it reminds me of how people, down through the ages, have altered their environment by building things to make their lives easier, or to commemorate occasions or people.  Structures …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #114-Negative Space

As I understand it, Negative Space in a photograph is the space around the subject, not the subject.  The Wide Open Spaces of Montana and North Dakota supplied some excellent subjects on our recent trip across country.They don't call Montana Big Sky Country for nothing.The white barn almost disappears in the Big Sky, under the …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #112, Pick a Word

For this week, bloggers pick one or more of the following words, to illustrate with their photos.  The words are: Growing, Crowded, Tangled, Exuberant, and Comfortable. I think I can find at least one photo that illustrates each word for the week. Let's start with Comfortable. People who are owned by a cat know that …

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